|April 10 to 13: Free TEDMED Simulcast at School of Nursing|
|Tuesday, April 03 2012|
Rediscover your passion for the healthcare field at the School of Nursing's free screening of TEDMED, a three-and-a-half day meeting of the world's most creative minds and medicine’s most innovative science.
While the in-person event takes place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., all medical schools and teaching hospitals represented by the Association of American Medical Colleges can view this live simulcast, free of charge, in real-time at their own institutions. Here at URMC, simulcast sessions will be broadcast live in the School of Nursing's Loretta Ford Auditorium (room 304), starting with a kick-off at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 (refreshments will be available starting at 4:30 p.m.) and running through Friday, April 13.
Sessions promise to be lively (featuring poets, singer-composers, dancers, urban acrobats), interactive (viewers will be able to send questions electronically to the speakers in real-time; see "TEDMEDConnect" details below), and to stimulate intellectual cross-pollination. Past TEDMED speakers have included Noble Prize-winning researchers and other respected leaders who have mapped the genome, re-conceptualized cancer, redefined robotics, and responded to natural disasters. This year's speaker line-up includes global leaders from research, technology, academia, business, governments and the arts – including journalists, organic farmers, authors, business owners and more.
Please note that sessions are not available to view on the web. A full schedule follows:
Tuesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 11
Thursday, April 12
Friday, April 13
New This Year: TEDMEDConnect Mobile App
Brand new for this year's event, a TEDMEDConnect Mobile App will be available for download from the Apple Store and Android Market beginning Tuesday, April 3. Simply search for "TEDMEDConnect."
The App will:
While using TEDMEDConnect, you and your participants will all use the same unique institution Location ID (here at URMC, we're assigned 944944). Whenever prompted by the app to do so, users must input their location ID and their personal e-mail address (so each user can be identified) in order to communicate with the Kennedy Center stage or speakers.
For more information and conference updates, visit http://www.tedmed.com/conference/schedule.