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Thinking Outside the (Check) Box


April 18, 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:

Ryan Panchadsaram
White House senior advisor, Presidential Innovation Fellow, and former Microsoft designer Ryan Panchadsaram combines his diverse background to address health literacy and doctor-patient collaboration.

Andrew Solomon
One child may be a piano prodigy; another may have Down's syndrome. Both may equally challenge their families. Far From the Tree author and winner of the National Book Award Andrew Solomon will share stories about how diversity unites us all.

Salvatore Iaconesi
Artist, open-source engineer, and TED fellow and 2013 Eisenhower fellow Salvatore Iaconesi will share the beauty and power he discovered in collaboration.

Jessica Richman
Jessica Richman will talk of the open-source citizen science effort she is co-leading to understand the trillion microbes living on and in our bodies and how they affect health.

Elazer Edelman
Biomedical engineer and cardiologist Elazer Edelman applies his multidisciplinary background to the challenge of knowledge translation.

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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