TEDMED 2012, an offshoot of the popular TED conference series that addresses innovations in health and medicine, will be simulcast live to the NIH community in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1 on Wednesday, Apr. 11 and the morning of Thursday, Apr. 12.
The simulcast, which is open to all NIH staff, will kick off at 8:45 a.m. Apr. 11 with a session featuring NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. On Apr. 12, the distinguished science author and Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson will keep the discussion rolling with a 10 a.m. talk titled “Was Einstein Right About Imagination?”
Other TEDMED speakers will include U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park, American Cancer Society chief medical officer Dr. Otis Brawley, and John Hoffman, executive producer of HBO’s upcoming The Weight of the Nation documentary. Also on the program are a wide range of leading biomedical researchers, robotics pioneers and computational gurus, plus a couple of songwriters, a video game developer, an organic farmer, a poet, a beach volleyball icon and even Cookie Monster.
Whether you’re an NIH researcher, administrator or student, there’s sure to be something at TEDMED that will get you thinking. So, mark your calendar now and plan on heading over to Wilson Hall for a taste of TEDMED during your coffee or lunch break.
On Apr. 11, the TEDMED simulcast will air from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 2:15-4 p.m. On Apr. 12, it will air from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The location for both days is the same.
For more details on who will be speaking during specific time slots, visit www.tedmed.com/home.