TEDMED2013 Comes To Chattanooga State

Friday, April 05, 2013

All medical professionals or anyone intrigued by healthcare and medical breakthroughs, is invited to come watch the FREE live simulcast of TEDMED 2013 on Wednesday, April 17. This free internationally-acclaimed conference, broadcast from the J. F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., will be simulcast locally at Chattanooga State from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. in the Chattanooga State Health Sciences Building on the main campus.

Out-of-the-box presentations will be presented – How does an emergency response network on scooters work? How can we build a patient language? and How can we make an entire city healthy? The simulcast is open to the entire community, and parking is also free. Attendees can go in the morning or afternoon, or stay all day.

Other presenters will include an underwater wheelchair artist, an 18-year-old venture capitalist, the mayor of Oklahoma City, an opera singer with a double lung transplant, a physician from the Institute of Medicine, and local Chattanooga nurses and nursing students.  

For the full schedule of presentations go to:http://www.tedmed.com/event/abouttheevent?ref=schedule

TEDMED 2013 sessions will offer unexpected inspiration for new innovations. Attendees will learn about global changes regarding healthcare, wellness, and medical breakthroughs. Officials said, "Not only will TEDMED have you thinking outside the box, these innovators will show you how to find the new box."

For more information, call the Chattanooga State Nursing Department at 423 493-8740.


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