TED MED today released a series of videos from the October 2010 Conference.
The conference kicked off with Steve Colbert’s enthusiastic opening speech to the conference.
One of the topics near and dear to me personally is the session on Lung Transplantation in Cystic Fibrosis. One of the participants was a young woman who had received a pulmonary transplant and gave a wonderful inspiring opera recital. Any trained vocalist can attest to just how much strength and stamina an opera singer must have to peform. Truly an inspiring presentation:
The first presentation is Charity Tillemann-Dick whose personal story and the results of her pulmonary transplant are even more amazing!
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee from Toronto, who is pioneering new technology to help organ recipients, demonstrated how in vivo extracorporeal circulation allows ‘targetted therapy’ to make potential organs for transplantation more like ‘self’ to minimize organ transplant rejection.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Haiti about motivation in the setting of a tragic disaster. Sanjay related how he was so inspired about the reactions of the devastated people and their warm responses to visitors and aid workers.
Please note: Registration for TEDMED 2011 is open. The dates are October 25-28, 2011, once again at the magnificent Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.
The 2010 event sold out with a wait list hundreds long... so we encourage anyone interested in attending TEDMED 2011 to secure their seat now: www.tedmed.com/register
It is well worth the time and money to go.