TEDMED 2018 announced the addition of two new speakers to its upcoming event in November: former NBA All-Star and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo and industrial designer Kathleen O’Donnell.
O’Donnell’s focus is on discovering creative solutions to help return function and mobility to patients suffering from physical injuries or movement disorders.
Mutombo has shifted his efforts toward bolstering health care access and economic opportunities for his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and across the whole of Africa.
TEDMED 2018 is slated to kick off Nov. 14-16 in Palm Springs, California.
About TEDMED 2018
At TEDMED 2018, we’ll recognize and embrace the power of Chaos+Clarity in advancing science, global public health, and medical innovation across a wide range of topics. Together, we’ll explore new developments in neuroprosthetics; the global epidemic of chronic disease; how to design our way to better health outcomes; the relationship between immigration and health; the science of aging; social isolation in the age of social media; gender equity and harassment in science and medicine; the trauma of violence and mass casualty; the power of resilience; and much more.
To find out more about the event, click here.