TEDMED 2012 to be simulcast at medical school

TEDMED 2012, featuring inspiring presentations from innovative thinkers and accomplished leaders, will be simulcast April 10-13 in Seminar Room B of the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

WUSTL students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. There is no cost, and seating is available on a first come basis.

The TEDMED 2012 conference will be held at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and is available via simulcast to member institutions of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Among the 11 sessions, presentations include:

  • From discovery to health: Does it have to be a long and winding road? Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH);
  • What do you do when your best shot falls short? Thomas Frieden, MD, director, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
  • Is America finally ready to tackle obesity? Judith Salerno, MD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies; and
  • What would you decide if 311 million lives depended on it? Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Due to the university’s agreement with TEDMED, access to the complete schedule can only be viewed from computers on the Washington University network. If you are on the network, click here for the link.

Otherwise, a general schedule and list of speakers may be found at the following sites:



The 11 sessions are scheduled as follows (all times are CDT):

Tuesday, April 10
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Session 1

Wednesday, April 11
7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 2
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session 3
1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Session 4
4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session 5

Thursday, April 12
7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 6
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session 7
1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. Session 8
4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session 9

Friday, April 13
7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 10
10:15 a.m. – Noon – Closing Session, Session 11