TEDMED Talks to Stream Live at UCSF

Conference to be Simulcast April 10 to 13

Find out what TEDMED is and why becoming a part of the community is truly a life-changing experience.

UPDATE: The simulcast schedule was updated at 3 pm on March 26, 2012.

An offshoot of the popular TED conference series that addresses innovations in health and medicine will be streamed live to UCSF campuses from April 10 to 13.

A video feed of the TEDMED 2012 conference will be played in lecture halls across UCSF Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses and the sessions are open to all faculty, staff, and students.

“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,” according to the TEDMED website.

TEDMED will feature about 50 speakers in all, representing a variety of fields including medicine, science, business, education, technology, media, government and the arts. Among them are the executive producer of “The Weight of the Nation,” a Montreal-based urban acrobat group, an organic farmer and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Sciences.

To learn more, visit the TEDMED 2012 website.

The simulcast is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and hosted by Pathways to Discovery, UCSF’s program to train the next generation of health and health care researchers, scholars, advocates, and leaders. Afternoon sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will include discussions led by UCSF moderators.

This page will be updated as details become available.

Please RSVP for TEDMED simulcasts at Parnassus and Mission Bay Campus.

TEDMEDLive participants will also have the ability to connect “live” to the speakers on the TEDMED stage and ask questions or transmit comments. This can be done through TEDMEDConnect, a mobile app available for download on April 3 from the Apple Store and Android Market. Simply search for TEDMEDConnect and enter the unique UCSF location code 386395.

TEDMED at UCSF is generously sponsored by Student Academic Affairs, UCSF School of Medicine, Information Technology Services, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellors and Provost, UCSF Library, and University Relations.

This page will be updated as details become available.

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Download the TEDMED @ UCSF flyer [PDF]

Download the TEDMED 2012 Speaker Schedule [PDF]