Health Innovation Week Part 2: TEDMED 2014

TEDMED 2014, the second half of our Health Innovation Week, is slightly different than in past years. Instead of a single location, it’s split itself in half and will instead be hosting its global community of thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in two different cities, Washington DC and San Francisco. The venues might have changed, but the goal “to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow for a healthier, more vibrant humanity” is alive and well!

As usual, TEDMED has scheduled an impressive stage program (See the full speaker list here). There are many things off-stage to benefit from as well.

TEDMED’s Great Challenges, among them The Role of the Patient and Making Prevention Popular, “are knotty issues that cannot be fixed with a simple cure and require a deeper understanding to truly resolve.” The conversations around the complexities of each Challenge continues year-round; we’ve written about several of them before.They are a perfect example of one of TEDMED’s strengths: the ability to connect with experts, thought leaders, innovators, and the entrepreneurs who are turning the great ideas and conversations into real-world products and solutions.

Another benefit unique to TEDMED is The Hive. The Hive is a community of startups and entrepreneurs powering transformation and innovation towards a healthier future, and is the epicenter for the sharing of information, ideas, and inspiration that makes TEDMED valuable.

Can’t attend? Check-in often on our blog and social media accounts, and follow @TEDMED for the latest news and updates too!

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