April 4, 2013

Boonshoft School of Medicine to host TEDMED Live 2013 Simulcast on April 17

TEDMED is a national forum for people to discuss the future of health and medicine

TEDMED Live logoDAYTON—Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of several sites to host TEDMED Live, the on-demand simulcast of TEDMED Live, the multidisciplinary gathering at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where innovative thinkers collaborate with one another on the future of health and medicine.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine event is Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Gandhi Auditorium at White Hall on the campus of Wright State University. The Boonshoft School of Medicine Physician Leadership Development Program, along with the medical school’s Global Health Initiative and Boonshoft for Health Care Improvement, is hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

National figures like E.O. Wilson, Craig Venter, Katie Couric, Dean Kamen, Sanjay Gupta, Billie Jean King and the executive directors of the health agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) will speak during the Kennedy Center TEDMED event.

Local health care professionals, including Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean of the Boonshoft School of Medicine; Sharon Sherlock, R.N., D.H.A., assistant professor of community health and executive director of Reach Out of Montgomery County; and Matthew Di Paola, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation; will moderate a discussion following the viewing of the TEDMED talks.

“As a host site for TEDMED Live, we are bringing together innovative thinkers in the Dayton region who will bring cutting-edge ideas to the table about the future of health care and medicine,” said TJ Klein, a second-year medical student and one of the organizers of the Dayton event. “These discussions will create collaborations that will help advance health care and medicine in the Dayton region.”