SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, www.tedmed.com, the world's leading multi-disciplinary conference on the future of health and medicine, today announced that attendees will be able to explore and experience the most advanced medical devices and technologies for patient care and physician training in TEDMED's Innovations Showcase, a new feature at the 2011 edition of the conference. A new medical arts illustration gallery will dazzle TEDMED participants with beautiful and educational examples of what happens when art meets science.
TEDMED is the annual conference where cutting-edge science and technology leaders "connect, understand and inspire" to advance the art of health and medicine with new ideas, the latest science and innovative technology.
A total of 52 speakers and 850 attendees will gather at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California from October 25 -28 for the 2011 edition of TEDMED's annual conference. This year the TEDMED stage will feature presentations by Nobel Prize winners, the Surgeon General of the United States and superstar athletes, among many other impressive leaders from medical and non-medical fields.
"We live in an amazing era of medical discoveries and scientific progress, yet also a challenging era of complex social-medical problems that resist simple and easy solutions," said TEDMED Curator Jay Walker. "TEDMED creates new perspectives by bringing together in one place thoughtful individuals and institutions from all sectors of society -- not just medicine -- to discuss the future of health and medicine in an interdisciplinary way. Through diverse input and debate, the TEDMED community will inspire new possibilities and take new action that will lead to the greater well-being of humankind."
TEDMED Innovations Showcase
TEDMED's Innovations Showcase will encourage leaders from the worlds of health, medicine, science, technology, business, government, academia, media and the arts to interact with 36 advanced devices, apps and technologies that enhance patient care, as well as assist in physician training. Featured displays include:
Medical Arts Illustration Gallery
The Medical Arts Illustration Gallery at TEDMED is hosted in cooperation with the Association of Medical Illustrators. Artworks will be featured on stage, in conference materials and also showcased throughout conference meeting areas.
Like TEDMED itself, the best medical illustrations both teach and inspire by combining educational perspectives and aesthetic value into a single, powerful experience.
Illustrations by the following noted artists will be showcased during TEDMED: Edmond Alexander, Christopher Burke, Gary Carlson, Bryan Christie, Cosmocyte, Audra Geras, Alexandra Gordon, Thom Graves, Jane Hurd, IOMEDIA, Craig Kiefer, David Killpack, Layla Lang, Kim Martens, Kirk Moldoff, Quade Paul, AXS Studio, Cynthia Turner, Catherine Twomey, Travis Vermilye and Ed Zilberts.
TEDMED Speaker List (as of 10/20/2011)
Peter Agre, Director, Malaria Research Institute; Bloomberg School Public Health; David Agus, Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California; Sekou Andrews, Artist, Playwright, Actor and Musician; Lance Armstrong, Chairman, Lance Armstrong Foundation; Nathan Ball, Artist; Ger Brophy, VP of Strategic Planning & Licensing, Medical Diagnostics, GE; Eythor Bender, CEO, Berkeley Bionics; Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General; Dan Buettner, Author; Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Steve Connell, Artist, Playwright, Actor and Musician; Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina; Andrew Dawson, Performance Artist & Feldenkrais practitioner; Peter Diamandis, Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation; Ashley Dombkowski, Chief Business Officer, 23andMe; Bill Doyle, Chairman, NovoCure; Elissa Epel, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Gabor Forgacs, Chief Science Officer Organovo, professor of biophysics. University of Missouri; Michael Graves, Architect; Robert Hariri, CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics; Calvin Harley, Co-Founder, CSO and President of Telome Health; A.J. Jacobs, Author; Barton Kamen, Clinical Research Professor, Metronomx; Dean Kamen, President, Deka Research & Development; Mehmood Khan, CSO, PEPSICO, CEO Global Nutrition Group; David Kirchhoff, President, Weight Watchers; Daniel Kraft, Physician, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology; Freda Lewis-Hall, CMO, Pfizer Medical; Charles Limb, Assoc. Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Jonathan Mann, Singer, Comedian; Eric Mead, Magician, Author; Yoav Medan, VP/ Chief Systems Architect, InSightec; Catherine Mohr, Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical; Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Quyen Nguyen, Director, Facial Nerve Clinic, University of California San Diego; Sheila Nirenberg, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Diana Nyad, Author, Ultra-Marathon Swimmer; Tim O'Reilly, Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media; Todd Park, CTO, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Cheryl Pegus, CMO, Walgreen Co.; Charles Pell, Co-Founder Physcient; Michael Rosenblatt, CMO, Merck; Eric Schadt, Director, Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology; Jill Sobule, Singer & Songwriter; Rick Smolan, Co-Founder, Against All Odds; Paul Stamets, Founder, Fungi Perfecti Laboratories; Lee Stein, Prize Capital & Virtual Group; Chris Toumazou, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College of London; Alexander Tsiaras, Founder & CEO The Visual MD; Loudon Wainwright III, Singer-Songwriter, Actor; Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple and Chief Scientist of Fusion-IO ; and John Wynn, Swedish Cancer Institute of Seattle.
TEDMED SponsorsThe TEDMED conference and mission are generously supported by more than a dozen major U.S. sponsors including some of the world's best-known companies. TEDMED sponsors include important thought leaders in the realm of health and medicine: The California Endowment, GE, IOMEDIA, Jawbone, Johnson & Johnson, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mars Inc., Nurture, Panasonic, PEPSICO, Qualcomm and Walgreens.
TEDMED ContributorsAbbott, Fulbright & Jawarski, LLP, Alexander Isley Inc., Philips Healthcare, Pfizer, Rogers & Cowan, Scanadu, Seagull Bags, SpotMe, Stairway 9, Sub Rosa, Urban Zen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VEEV, XVIVO and Yamaha.
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