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Watch TEDMED at the Bio-Medical Library

November 30, 2016 - December 2, 2016

TEDMEDLive 2016

TEDMEDLive 2016The Bio-Medical Library will be hosting live streaming of the TEDMED 2016 stage program. The theme of this year’s event is “What if?”

What: TEDMEDLive streaming (webcast)
When: November 30 – December 2, 2016
Where: Bio-Medical Library, 2nd Floor (tunnel level)

Free and open to the public. Refreshments Served.

About TEDMEDLive

TEDMEDLive brings together inspiring speakers, influential delegates, innovative start-ups, and a passionate global audience. Talks will explore the science of aging, environmental and community health, visionary science, and more!

Please join us for one or all of the scheduled talks.

Program of Events

Wednesday, November 30

  • Invisible Threats
    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    What if we could expose and confront invisible threats to health? This session explores the influences on our health that we can’t (or won’t) see and measure. Topics include suicide, pandemics, trafficking, environmental toxins, and poverty.

Thursday, December 1

  • Audacious
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    All 25 Hive entrepreneurs will take the stage to share how their visionary ideas and innovations are affecting change in every area of health and medicine. This session will feature disruptive thinking applied to therapeutics for aging and the microbiome, new tools for diagnosing cancers, accessible models of global philanthropy, creative methods for delivering care to those in need, engaging public health initiatives, managing long-term disease, and much more.
  • New Models 
    12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    What if we re-examine the way we frame health challenges to find solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems? Topics include the treatment of rare diseases, homelessness, robotic vision, and mental illness with fresh paradigms. 
  • Endgame
    4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    What if we possess the knowledge to be the architects of our aging and (eventual) deaths? Topics include the caregiver crisis, dementia, the neuroarchitecture of memory, and the science of aging.
  • Fringe
    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    What if the outer edges of human experience could provide solutions to everyday challenges? Topics include sexual deviance, extreme altruism, artistic patients, and wild adventures. 

Friday, December 2

  • Social + Science 
    11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    What if we could create a stronger culture of health by addressing its social and environmental factors? Topics explore different influences on our health, including poverty, race, nature, mindset, and music.
  • Truth and Beauty
    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    What if we found beauty while confronting difficult truths? Topics include compassion, disability, a new genre of video games, and neuroaesthetics.

Event Sponsorship

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Academic Health Center Information Systems, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Masonic Cancer Center, the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, the University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


November 30, 2016
December 2, 2016
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University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library
(612) 626-4045