Experience TEDMED 2013 Free – Courtesy of TMA

TMA has been accepted as a simulcast site for TEDMED 2013, and we invite members to join us at the Double Tree Suites Hotel in Austin on Wednesday, April 17, from 1-7:30 pm, for the exhilarating speakers and invigorating discussion.

TEDMED is where the world's most creative minds meet health care's most innovative science. Speakers include global leaders from science, research, technology, academia, business, government, and the arts. Join us in what many have called a "life-changing experience."

If you can't make it to Austin, your TMA membership entitles you to watch any or all of the four-day conference – it runs from the evening of April 16 through noon on April 19 – from your desktop computer or mobile device. Take a look at the agenda, and plan some time for you, your colleagues, and your staff to think about the future of health care.

Maybe you want to watch National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins on Wednesday? Or Institute of Medicine President Harvey Weinberg on Tuesday? Or 18-year-old venture capitalist Laura Deming on Friday? Or all three? Or more? You can.

To watch the program, go to tedmedlive.org and then "Click Here To Start." In the drop-down box, select "Texas Medical Association" from the list of organizations and enter L82830 as your affiliate ID.

Download the TEDMED app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. TEDMED Connect contains all the key information about TEDMED session schedules and speakers' bios, as well as a "What's On Now" button that allows real-time check-in on conference talks.

Reserve your spot for the April 17 simulcast at the Double Tree, or contact the TMA Knowledge Center by telephone at (800) 880-7955 or by email.

TEDMED Live at TMA Schedule
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April 17
1:30-3:15 pm 
Session 4: Shifting the Patterns of Power 
Leader/Host: Tim Gueramy, MD, and Tracey Haas, DO, of DocbookMD 


  • H. Shaw Warren, MD, is a physician and pediatrician in the Infectious Disease Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
    Of mice and men: H. Shaw Warren, MD, talks of the pluses and minuses of the mouse monarchy in medical research.
  • Max Little is an applied mathematician whose goal is to "see connections between subjects, not boundaries … to see how things are related, not how they are different." He is best known for his work on the Parkinson's Voice Initiative, through which he and his team developed a cheap and simple tool that uses precise voice analysis software to detect Parkinson's disease with 99 percent accuracy.
    Max Little will share his perspective on how big data could change medicine.
  • Ashley Atkinson is an interim codirector with Keep Growing Detroit, an urban agriculture-focused organization that provides resources and support for more than 1,400 gardens and farms in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
    Ashley Atkinson will show us why urban gardens are about much more than just plants.
  • Pritpal S. Tamber is a physician with more than 12 years of experience creating compelling content in health and medicine and the founder of Optimising Clinical Knowledge, a United Kingdom-based consultancy that helps organizations devise and deliver clinically credible strategies with measurable impact on care.
    How does innovation get traction in clinical practice? Pritpal S. Tamber explores a missing ingredient.
  • Jonathan Bush cofounded athenahealth as a women's health practice management company. Today, athenahealth has evolved into a leading provider of cloud-based business services to U.S. medical groups pursuing a vision of an information backbone that makes health care work as it should.
    Jonathan Bush will share his thoughts on the difficulties of aligning payer and profit in U.S. health care.
  • Peter Attia is the president and cofounder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, a California-based 501(c)(3). He is also a physician and former consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of both the corporate risk and health care practices.
    Peter Attia says prevailing solutions to our obesity epidemic are starved of evidence-based science.

3:15-4:30 pm 
Break and Discussion 

4:30-6:30 pm  
Session 5: What Happens When We Mix Up the Models? 
Leader/Host: Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, Seton Healthcare Family, UT Southwestern-Austin, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity 


  • Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, is the director of the National Institutes of Health.
    Dr. Collins returns to the TEDMED stage to talk about the next big leaps in biomedicine.
  • Mike Pazin joined the Extramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in 2011 and is part of the NHGRI team overseeing the ENCODE project, generating an encyclopedia of DNA elements from the human genome.
    Mike Pazin will shed light on how collaboration can help unlock more DNA secrets.
  • The Manzari Brothers, John and Leo, are performers who rocketed to overnight national stardom in 2010, when, at ages 17 and 15, they costarred with tap-dance legend Maurice Hines in "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Lincoln Theater in Washington.
    What is the sound of two brothers tapping? The Manzari Brothers of "So You Think You Can Dance" bring their blazing talent to the TEDMED stage.
  • Gary Slutkin, MD, is an epidemiologist, an innovator in violence reduction, and the founder/executive director of Cure Violence, formerly known as CeaseFire.
    Does violence spread like a disease? Gary Slutkin, MD, says the issue has been misdiagnosed and has instead created science-based strategies that aim to stop violence before it erupts.
  • David Odde, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota, studies the mechanics of cell division and migration. His group builds computer models of cellular and molecular self-assembly dynamics and tests them by using digital imaging of cells in engineered microenvironments.
    David Odde, a biomedical engineer, and Black Label Movement, a collective of dance artists, team up to combine dance and science, shining new light on both.
  • Zubin Damania, MD, is the director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. During his 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Zubin received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching while maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide.
    "ZDoggMD" Zubin Damania wants to shake up health care with ideas as bold and personable as his satirical videos.

6:30-7:30 pm 
Break and Discussion  

Action, April 1, 2013

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