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NSU to Host TEDMED Broadcast, Concludes Apr. 13

Nova Southeastern University has been selected by TEDMED to host the live broadcast of its exclusive conference from Apr. 10 to 13 featuring health and medicine titans. 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 via 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.

According to its website, TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine. Once a year, TEDMED holds a “grand gathering” where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days, where they explore the promise of technology and the potential of human achievement. This TEDMED 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.