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Shifting the Patterns of Power


April 17, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

TEDMED is a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. This program features brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on April 16-19 as we live broadcast this year’s TEDMED program in our third-floor conference center.

Speakers for this session include:

Max Little
Mathematician and Parkinson's Voice Initiative founder Max Little will share his perspective on how big data could change medicine.

H. Shaw Warren
Physician and researcher H. Shaw Warren talks of the pluses and minuses of the mouse monarchy in medical research.

Pritpal Tamber
How does innovation get traction in clinical practice? Physician, TEDMED clinical editor, and founder of Optimising Clinical Knowledge, Pritpal Tamber explores a missing ingredient.

Ashley Atkinson
Ashley Atkinson will show us why urban gardens are about much more than just plants from her perspective as the co-director of Keep Growing Detroit.

Jonathan Bush
Jonathan Bush, chief executive officer of athenahealth, reveals how he thinks about the difficulties of aligning payer and profit in U.S. health care.

Peter Attia
Surgeon, former McKinsey consultant, and relentless self-experimenter Peter Attia says prevailing solutions to our obesity epidemic are starved of evidence-based science.

For additional details about the speakers and their topics, visit the TEDMED site.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2001, or send an e-mail.

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