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TEDMED Announces Move to Washington, DC; the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Will Host TEDMED 2012 Conference
Date:10/27/2011

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, www.tedmed.com, the world's leading multi-disciplinary conference on the future of health and medicine, today announced that the 2012 edition of the conference will take place in Washington, DC at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from April 11-13, 2012.

From 2009 to 2011, San Diego hosted TEDMED, drawing strong attendance from regional biotech companies and technology developers. The move to the Nation's Capital and the Kennedy Center will place TEDMED in the center of healthcare policymaking, regulation, and research funding and will accelerate collaboration among government, science, industry, academia, technology, media and the arts.

The new location will encourage greater participation in TEDMED activities by key Federal organizations including Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and many others.

"Holding TEDMED's annual conference at the health and medicine capital of the world will amplify the voice of the TEDMED community, bringing TEDMED to a larger stage where the members of our community can provide a much-needed national service. Everyone agrees that the United States faces complex and difficult challenges in health and medicine that require the brightest minds and best talents from all sectors of society. TEDMED is multidisciplinary community on a mission to connect, understand and inspire in a way that will advance a healthier America," said TEDMED Curator Jay Walker.

Significant policy, funding and administration of healthcare industry activities are centered in the nation's capital including:

  • Medicare and Medicaid are the largest buyers of medical services spending billions of dollars annually.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest operator of hospitals in the cou
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