TEDMED 2013 has officially wrapped but the conversation and tweets (over 78k of them) continue and that’s just what the TEDMED organizers had in mind. The goal of TEDMED was not to be a conference but a community gathering where discussions and relationships blossomed. A quick look across social media tells us that goal was achieved.
A few highlights from the final hours of TEDMED 2013.
The conversation was vast and deep.
@tedmed results: 78k tweets, 25k URLs shared, 1.3k images shared #TEDMED #analytics via @itrendtv twitter.com/iTrendTV/statu…
— Michael Alatortsev (@iTrendTV) April 21, 2013
The first ever Great Challenges Day was a success.
We hosted our first-ever #GreatChallenges Day to tackle big issues in health. What went on? blog.tedmed.com/?p=3320 #TEDMED
— TEDMED (@TEDMED) April 19, 2013
#TEDMED Greatest Challenges: Faster Adoption of Best Practices tedmed.com/greatchallenge…
— Pavel Roshanov (@proshanov) April 20, 2013
Some very cool and interesting ideas were shared.
#TEDMED speakers propose some innovative new uses for big data feedly.com/k/ZuGa09 #mHealth
— Luca M. Sergio (@lmsergio) April 19, 2013
Could you bond with a virtual pet? The future of caregiving could be a talking dog: ow.ly/kgOP3 #LMM #TEDMED
— Daniel Gaitan (@dan_gaitan) April 21, 2013
This was perhaps the coolest of them all.
Smartphone Physical Debuts at #TEDMED 2013 blog.tedmed.com/?p=3177 — Mona Varia (@BrownGeneGal) April 20, 2013
Dr. iPhone? Smartphones perform medical checkups in program displayed by Steelcase’s Nurture at #TEDMED zite.to/13rze82 #mHealth — epilkington (@epilkington) April 19, 2013
Why? Because of the reach – think about it!
“@tedmed: “There are more people in the world with wireless than a toothbrush. That’s a story you can remember.” – @tedmedjay #TEDMED”
— Garry Choy MD (@GarryChoy) April 20, 2013
My two favorite talks came from America Bracho and Jonathan Bush.
“We recruit the heart and train the brain. In that order. Because the other way doesn’t work.” —America Bracho #TEDMED
— johnmaeda (@johnmaeda) April 18, 2013
RT @cmichaelgibson: 6 best #TEDMED 2013 talks (video) shrd.by/7LGeoa
— JOHN NOSTA (@JohnNosta) April 20, 2013
Some final thoughts…
Inspiration and innovation. #TEDMED 2013 comes to a close. – PLoS Blogs (blog) dlvr.it/3GLR4G
— Innovation epoch (@Innovationepoch) April 21, 2013
“You should be celebrating with the knowledge that you have introduced something new, unique and valuable to this world” #TEDMED feedback
— Pritpal S Tamber (@pstamber) April 20, 2013
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