Being at this year’s TEDMED fired up neurons in my brain that haven’t been turned on ever or for quite awhile. Innovative ideas in science, medicine, music, art and techno-fashion will do that to you.
The theme was “What if?” described by Jay Walker, chairman of TEDMED, as the “two words of the scientific imagination.” In addition to the TEDMED speakers presenting on the famous big red dot stage there was a large conference room named “The Hive,” where you could have a conversation with people from early- to mid-stage start-ups in the Hive program.
In addition to these two vibrant spaces, the agenda made room for conversations and community building and yes, networking.
Today’s HealthCetera highlights conversations with two millennium women – a practicing emergency medicine physician, writer, speaker and a medical student who has already had an impact on global public health is in medical school and is took this year to be a media fellow at Stanford University. She’s also a TEDMED scholar.
Amy Faith Ho, MD is an emergency medicine physician, writer and speaker with a strong interest in health policy. She is currently working in a busy urban medical center in Chicago. She talks about gang violence and it’s impact on women. She said that on weekends, “Its’ when the ER turns into a morgue” and tells us why every ER physician has PTSD.
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Priya Raja is a second year medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and this year is a fellow in the Stanford-ABC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health. She’s policy focused and understands the power of multimedia and storytelling in influencing health and health policy. As a fellow, she spent time earlier this year in New Dehli reporting on the World Health’s Organization’s celebration of India’s most recent public health achievement, the elimination of yaws, a chronic disfiguring infectious disease. She shares that people say “yaws begans where the road ends” implying it hits populations hardest in the most impoverished communities globally.
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HealthCetera airs on WBAI Pacifica radio WBAI 99.5 FM and streamed live on www.wbai.org on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 PM.
We were asked to complete the question “what if” and the answer was posted on our name tags. TBW\WorldHealth was on hand in the HIVE turning our “what if” answers into tweets with original art. Here’s mine below.