07 March 2013
Bristol Health Partners is hosting a TEDMEDLive Bristol day
event on 18 April at the MShed in Bristol. This will be the
official launch of Bristol Health Partners and will bring together
some of Bristol's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators to
share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and
approach to, key health problems in the city and beyond.
Bristol Health Partnership, which includes AWP, Bristol NHS
trusts, the local authority and the city's two universities, aims
to build communities of collaborators to share ideas and set the
conditions for real action and change.
Organisers have been canvassing our health community to help
design the programme and more than 700 people responded to a poll.
As a result the programme will include themed talks and discussions
on the role of the patient, dementia and prevention as well as an
inspiring mix of talks on a wide range of topics from
'Delivering better birthdays' to 'The Quantum Pharmacy'. Speakers
include Edward Miller, the former Dean of Johns Hopkins in
TEDMEDLive Bristol is being developed in partnership with TEDMED
2013, the prestigious annual conference is being held in Washington
DC, complementing the Bristol based speaker programme with a
selection of talks from the US event. This partnership is a first
for the UK - it is the first time a TEDMEDLive event has been run
in this country.
The aim is to attract as diverse a range of delegates as possible
to contribute to TEDMEDLive Bristol. This includes delegates from
across health, research, education, and local government
communities. Patients and carers, funders, charities, industry and
business, finance, the creative arts and other sectors are also
encouraged to come along.
Registration for the day event has now closed however there will
be a public TEDMEDLive Bristol 'People's Choice' event at the MShed
on the evening of the 18 April (18.15 - 19.45) run in association
with the Festival of Ideas. Closed