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TEDMED Comes to NSU


Kaylesh (KK) Pandya, an NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student who is also enrolled in the college’s Masters of Biomedical Informatics (MSBI) Program.


The world famous TEDMED conference (over 500 million views of TED Talks to date) on medicine and healthcare recently debuted its accompanying HD Simulcast. Approved host institutions like Nova Southeastern University were provided a stream of every TEDMED speaker live from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Presenters included representatives from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and American Red Cross as well as many from academia and industry. Nearly 100 students, staff, and faculty spanning multiple units of NSU attended at least one session during the week in the Chancellor’s Dining Room.

NSU College of Pharmacy student Fernando Blanco said, “It was inspiring to watch all those creative minds speak.” Another pharmacy student, Kerry Anne Rambaran, listed her two favorite TEDMED talks as those by David Icke on flexible sensors that can be applied to organs for monitoring and Leslie Saxon’s on EveryHeartBeat.org.

Kaylesh (KK) Pandya, an NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student who is also enrolled in the college’s Masters of Biomedical Informatics (MSBI) Program, capitalized on NSU’s status for priority consideration as a host institution and was awarded a TEDMED Patron scholarship. TEDMED Patron scholarships are given to help cover or fully cover the $4,999 registration cost to attend TEDMED. Pandya said that he was energized from the experience and that “several presentations at TEDMED moved both my heart and my imagination, which both required my brain to work overtime in order to keep up.” He also revealed that he was most surprised at TEDMED by “the conversations which occurred between presentations, at the social events, and during meals…I recall having lunch with an ultramarathon runner, a colorectal surgeon, a dentist, a medical student, and an engineer, and our conversation spanned all of these fields and many more.”

The TEDMED @ NSU Simulcast event was sponsored by the NSU College of Pharmacy and Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, assisted by student volunteers from the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the MSBI Student Alumni Association. Event organizers are already looking forward to TEDMED 2013 and are excited about the recent announcement that the live HD Simulcasts will be available to NSU Student Educational Centers in addition to the Davie campus next year.