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April 2, 2012 - 2:06pm

Arizona Health Sciences Center Presents Live Simulcast of Thought-Provoking TEDMED Conference



EVENT:
Free, Live Simulcast of TEDMED Conference at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
 
DATES:
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 10-13
Eight 2-hour sessions will be streamed to UA, followed by UA expert moderator-led discussions. Each session will have 10-15 speakers who will talk for 3-15 minutes:
· Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m.
· Wednesday, April 11, 8:15 a.m., 11:15 p.m. & 2 p.m.
· Thursday, April 12, 8:15 a.m., 11:15 p.m. & 2 p.m.
· Friday, April 13, 8:15 a.m.
 
LOCATION:
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, Conference Room 103, 1657 E. Helen Street, northwest corner of Cherry and Helen, one block north of Speedway, building south of The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.
PARKING:
Highland Street Garage; convenient CatTran stop on Cherry Street: Teal, Purple, Green Routes.
 
COST:
Free and open to the public. Space is limited to 100 seats per session and pre-registered attendees will have priority.
 
REGISTRATION/MORE INFORMATION:
 
Registration information can be found at www.tedmed.arizona.edu.
 
SPONSORS:
Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of the Senior Vice President, BIO5 Institute, UA Department of Surgery and UA Medical Humanities.
 

TUCSON, Ariz. – Once a year, TEDMED holds a “grand gathering" where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days. On April 10-13, TEDMED will gather 1,300 adventurous thinkers and doers, from 300 medical and non-medical disciplines, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This uniquely diverse community will explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine for 300 million Americans...and the world.
 
 
For the first time, the Arizona Health Sciences Center is presenting a live simulcast of TEDMED from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The simulcast at the UA will be streamed in HD to the UA BIO5 Institute at the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, Conference Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., northwest corner of Cherry and Helen, one block north of Speedway.
 
The UA will stream eight two-hour sessions, starting Tuesday, April 10, and ending Friday, April 13; each session will have 10-15 speakers who only talk for 3-15 minutes. Presenters include global leaders from science, research, technology, academia, business, government and the arts.
 
Tucson participants will be able to send questions electronically to the speaker in real-time. Following the conference, viewers also will be able to receive supplemental support material directly from the speaker for any and every TEDMED stage presentation.
 
Each of the sessions will be followed by moderators – UA professors, physicians, scientists, students and community leaders -- to lead discussions and encourage the audience to share their thoughts and impressions.
 
Following is just a sample of this year’s topics and speakers. For the full list, go to www.tedmed.com/2012speakers
 
From Discovery to Health: Does It Have to Be a Long and Winding Road?
Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health
 
Do your proteins have their own social network?
Albert-László Barabási, director of the Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University
 
What happens when one person’s disease becomes everybody’s business?
Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross
 
The bugs are getting smarter. Are we?
Andrew Read, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University
 
Who are “Me, Myself and Us?”
Jonathan Eisen, professor at the University of California, Davis
 
War On Cancer, Year 40: Who’s Winning?
Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society
 
Faster, higher, smarter: the Olympics? No, Uncle Sam
Todd Park, U.S. chief technology officer | The White House
 
Take 3 songs and call me in the morning, OK?
Jill Sobule, singer & songwriter
 
Why is my joystick smarter than your stethoscope?
Seth Cooper, creative director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington
 
Why should we engineer for uncertainty?
Frances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
 
Is the “disease model” sick – or just exhausted?
Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health
 
Can you bring a 3-D cadaver back to life on the web?
John Qualter, co-founder, director of media, BioDigital Systems
 
Can Medical School be a “Fantastic Voyage?”
Marc Triola, associate dean for educational informatics at NYU School of Medicine
 
Can I wear my computer like a second skin?
David Icke, chief executive officer of mc10
 
How will the world handle 300 million Alzheimer’s patients?
Gregory Petsko, chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Brandeis University
 
Why Don’t Patients Behave Like Consumers?
Jon Cohen, senior vice president, chief medical officer and director of hospital services, Quest Diagnostics
 
Was Einstein right about imagination?
E.O. Wilson, honorary curator in entomology and university research professor emeritus, Harvard University
 
What do you do when your best shot falls short?
Thomas Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
What is the surgeon’s flight simulator?
Barbara Bass, director, Methodist Institute for Technology Innovation and Education
 
Can we move beyond the machine-brain barrier?
Miguel Nicolelis, founder of Duke University’s Center for Neuroengineering
 
What if R2D2 was your doctor?
Hiep Nguyen, director, the Robotic Surgery, Research and Training Center and the pediatric teleurology service at Children’s Hospital Boston
 
Sponsored by Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of the Senior Vice President, BIO5 Institute, UA Department of Surgery and UA Medical Humanities, the simulcast is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 100 seats per session and pre-registered attendees will have priority. To register or for more information, go to www.tedmed.arizona.edu.