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NSU to Host TEDMED Broadcast

University to stream live HD simulcast of elite conference featuring presenters who are innovators and luminaries from health and medicine

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — Nova Southeastern University has been selected by TEDMED to host the live broadcast of its exclusive conference featuring health and medicine titans from April 10 to 13. All sessions of the broadcast will take place at NSU’s Health Professions Division’s Chancellor’s Dining Room.

TEDMED talks are unlike what is seen at any other medical conference. Past TED Talks have been downloaded more than 500 million times because they feature world-class speakers who talk about “ideas worth spreading” in powerful, but brief (3 to 18 minutes) presentations. This year, TEDMED is providing a live simulcast of its speakers to select hospitals and universities across the country. Conference speakers will include directors of major federal agencies and research institutes as well as top researchers from academia.

“Participating in TEDMED Live doesn’t just offer access to speakers who are pioneers and thought leaders in health and medicine, it can also bring people together from different areas of NSU and the community to promote conversation and collaboration”, said Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., director of the Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, an NSU College of Pharmacy center that was awarded the TEDMED broadcast.

NSU attendees can actively engage with the event by sending questions to speakers and taking advantage of other interactive elements through the TEDMED Connect app, which will be available through the iTunes and Android app stores.

Additionally, because NSU was selected to host a TEDMED Live event, one faculty member and one student from NSU have priority eligibility to apply for a half ($2,475) or full ($4,950) scholarship to attend the actual TEDMED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. More information about this opportunity can be found at the TEDMED Patron Fund’s website www.tedmed.com.

The TEDMED live broadcast is free for NSU faculty, staff, and students. For more information or to  RSVP, please visit www.CCHIR.com or contact Clauson at CCHIRinfo@nova.edu. You can also  follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #TEDMEDLive. This event is not opened to the public.

TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine, according to its website. Once a year, TEDMED holds a “grand gathering” where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days. They explore the promise of technology and the potential of human achievement. This unique event combines dazzling celebration, high-powered learning and unforgettable theater.

TEDMED is the only place where a Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist has a conversation with a four-star general; where an opera singer (with a double lung transplant) chats with a NASA space physician; and where a ballet dancer talks to an exoskeleton designer. For more information, please visit http://www.tedmed.com/home


About NSU’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research: The center’s mission is to make new health discoveries using consumer health informatics (integration of patient preferences, behaviors, and technology) to improve health. It uses the participatory medicine model to gain insight about patient habits and other trends in health care. These discoveries can then be used to help the public make better informed personal health care decisions. The center delivers health and wellness information such as tips to manage diabetes through social media and mobile phones. It analyzes whether health interventions delivered on those platforms can help patients better manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.

About NSU’s College of Pharmacy: The college offers a challenging professional degree program of study in pharmacy that emphasizes the pharmaceutical sciences and patient-centered care. Presented with the use of innovative teaching modalities and the newest technology, the curriculum is designed to prepare pharmacy graduates for life-long learning and leadership capabilities as medication therapy managers in our nation’s healthcare system.  The college’s programs conducted by an exceptional, talented faculty committed to the student’s education.  The faculty are agents of change in such diverse fields of research and practice as genomics, drug development, informatics, and pharmacotherapy.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  www.nova.edu

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu