Apr
11
Wed 7:45 AM

TEDMED Conference on the Chicago Campus

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When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM  
Where: Prentice Women's Hospital, Room L North
250 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Anita Chase  
Group: Feinberg School of Medicine Events
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be simulcasting this year’s TEDMED conference on campus, free of charge to all faculty, staff, students, and employees.

The conference, happening April 10 – 13, is a chance for everyone on campus to experience “ideas worth spreading” via high-energy sessions presented by leaders in health and science, such as Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, Gail McGovern, President and CEO of American Red Cross, and Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society. More than 90 academic medical centers in the US will also be simulcasting the conference.

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What is TEDMED?
TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine.

Once a year, TEDMED holds a "grand gathering" where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days. They explore the promise of technology and the potential of human achievement. This unique event combines dazzling celebration, high-powered learning and unforgettable theater.

TEDMED is the only place where a Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist has a conversation with a four-star general… where an opera singer (with a double lung transplant) chats with a NASA space physician… and where a ballet dancer talks to an exoskeleton designer.

Together, they weave a tapestry that combines the best thinking from every field and creates infinite new possibilities.

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Simulcast locations on campus are forthcoming. A list of session times is available here: http://www.tedmed.com/conference/schedule (note, all times are Eastern Time) and a list of speakers is here: http://www.tedmed.com/2012speakers.