Category: All TEDMED Posts

  • COVID-19 Q & A with Animal-Borne Disease Detective Daniel Streicker

    TEDMED Speaker Daniel Streicker provided some great insights about bats and pandemics in his 2018 Talk “What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics” and TEDMED blog post. Learn about this Animal-Borne Disease Detective’s perspective on COVID-19 in our Q & A below. TEDMED: What do we know about the origin of COVID-19? Which […]

  • Q & A with Anupam B. Jena

    2020 TEDMED Speaker Anupam B. Jena shares the power of creative observations in his Talk “The profound difference between seeing and looking.” In response to his Talk and his segment on TED Radio Hour, TEDMED spoke with Anupam about observing the changing world during COVID-19. TEDMED: Given the rise of COVID-19, what questions that are […]

  • The future of health didn’t seem so far away at TEDMED 2020

    By Neal Batra, principal and Kulleni Gebreyes, M.D., principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP Last month, we led a discussion about the future of health at TEDMED 2020 in Boston (turns out this was the last in-person meeting any of us will attend for a while). We explained that we believe over the next 20 years, consumers—rather […]

  • Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19

    At TEDMED’s gathering in Boston, we had the opportunity to interview on stage the world’s top virologist, Peter Piot. In plain English, Peter provided solid scientific knowledge about COVID-19 and how to cope with it. Short answers, clear explanations. Based on that live interview here is a written Q & A supporting the responses to […]

  • TEDMED 2020 Meetups

    TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation […]

  • TEDMED 2020 Hive Innovator Happenings

    There are plenty of ways to engage with our TEDMED 2020 class of Hive Innovators. Whether in a Hive Innovator Meetup, the Community Lunch, where we will have the opportunity to explore the Innovator’s “What If” questions, or through TEDMED Scout: Your AR Guide to Innovation. This year, the Hive Innovator experience is powered by our partner TBWAWorldHealth. […]

  • Meet the Session Hosts!

    As TEDMED 2020 nears we are excited to announce our 2020 Session Hosts. Playing an integral role at TEDMED, our Session Hosts guide us through our amazing Stage Program, helping to connect the themes and ideas shared by our Speakers throughout the program. In addition to their work on Stage at TEDMED, all of our […]

  • TEDMED 2020 Sessions Announced

    Inspiring a healthier humanity requires us to push ourselves forward to drive progress while reflecting on the astonishing accomplishments we have achieved. At TEDMED 2020, we will connect with an invisible force that has been propelling humanity forward for millennia—wonder. To experience wonder is to experience the power and possibilities that lay beneath the surface […]

  • Introducing The Hive 2020!

    We are happy to announce the TEDMED 2020 Hive Program, which will feature inspiring entrepreneurs and their organizations. As always, this year’s Hive class is made of Innovators representing early- to mid-stage organizations across 6 categories: 1) Life Sciences & Therapeutics 2) Med-Tech & Med-Device 3) Mobile & Digital Health 4) Health Systems, Care Delivery, […]

  • The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine

    The TEDMED 2020 theme is Make Way For Wonder, and we are looking forward to convening our Community and embracing the wonders of our times, the astonishing accomplishments, incredible possibilities, and extraordinary potential for the future. So, we were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) decided to celebrate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. After […]