Stanford Medicine has been named a medical research institution partner for TEDMED, an annual global event dedicated to exploring the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine. Jay Walker, TEDMED curator and chairman, commented on the partnership in a release, saying, "Stanford and TEDMED share a passionate belief in the value of building multi-disciplinary communities as we strive for a better tomorrow in health and medicine.
School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, also shared his enthusiasm over joining forces with TEDMED on its "first-ever gathering on the West Coast." He commented, "There could not be a more exciting time for Stanford Medicine and TEDMED as the world comes together to focus on the unprecedented opportunities in biomedicine today.
The three-day conference, which will be held Sept. 10-12, consists of a live, digitally-linked event held simultaneously in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The University of California, San Francisco will also serve as a medical research institution partner.
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