TEDMED Live 2013

When is a wheelchair an ultralight submarine? What is the U.S. health disadvantage? When should science shoot for the moon? If truth is beauty, can art be science? And are zombie doctors taking over America? These are just a few of the questions that will be explored in TEDMED, a forum for some of the world’s most creative minds to present provocative ideas about the future of health and medicine.

From April 16 to April 19, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host live, high-definition simulcasts of TEDMED. Each session will include several brief talks with a single, often counterintuitive idea. These free talks—presented by global leaders in science, research, technology, academia, business, government, and the arts—will be open to the public at 2 Riverside Drive in Roanoke. For details about the speakers and their topics, visit the TEDMED site.