TEDMEDLive 2015 StartupHealthTech+WEHI
Saturday 21 November 2015, 10:00 - 16:00
TEDMED Live is coming to MELBOURNE.

Proudly brought to you by Startup HealthTech Meetup, made possible by the generous support of IBM and the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute, this is a FREE live streaming of a selection of TEDMED talks, hours after they are delivered at TEDMED in Palm Beach, CA.

Combined with panels of leading Australian experts, researchers, technologists and healthcare stakeholders, TEDMED Live Melbourne will broadcast a selection of the TEDMED program, direct from the TEDMED stage, 24 - 48 hours after the global presentations are delivered in California.

This year, we have selected THREE areas of interest (and yes, we have heard your request for MORE time for questions and a deeper discussion of the concepts) so please, a warm welcome for our lead panelists for each section:

10:20AM Brain Hack, Big Data - lead panelist: Alistair Walsh, University of Melbourne
12:30PM Genomics - lead panelist: Dr Natalie Thorne, Melbourne Genomics
2:45PM Food Fix - lead panelist: Dr Jane Bowen, CSIRO

About your Lead Panelists

Alistair Walsh - Alistair Walsh is a Cognitive Neuroscientist who builds brain computer interfaces (BCI) at The University of Melbourne. Alistair started working with computers as a professional musician in the 1990's (when electronic dance music was good) and later returned to study at Swinburne University to do something more socially conscious with his signal processing ability. An internship with the DSTO in Adelaide started collaborations with the Australian Defence Force, researching open source hardware and software. BCI's offer both the ability to control computers directly and a promising method of treatment for a number of disorders.

Dr Natalie Thorne - Natalie Thorne is the project manager for clinical bioinformatics and genomics in the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance. After a degree majoring in mathematics and statistics and minoring in genetics, Natalie completed her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's Bioinformatics division in 2004, then worked for Cancer Research UK at the Cambridge Research Institute for nearly 5 years. In her current role in the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, she has the unique experience of managing clinical and diagnostic bioinformatics aspects across 10 organisations collaboratively working to implement genomic testing into the health care system in Victoria.

Dr Jane Bowen is a Research Scientist/Research Dietitian for the Food and Nutrition Flagship, within the CSIRO’s Nutrition and Health Program. She conducts her clinical work through the CSIRO Clinical Research Unit with a broad range of projects to develop programs that focus on food and dietary patterns for metabolic health, weight management and healthy ageing. She is an author of the CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids, and contributing author of the CSIRO Healthy Heart Diet and the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, which has now been translated into 17 languages and sold over 1 million copies in Australia.

More about TEDMED

Featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances, TEDMED’s unique stage program reframes the way we think and inspires critical new possibilities for a healthier future.

More about Walter + Eliza Hall Institute

“From antivenins for snake bite, new treatments for autoimmune diseases, techniques to mass-produce flu vaccines, and cancer support therapies that have helped 20 million people recover from chemotherapy. Our successes have been built upon generous philanthropic support from the community."
Director, Professor Doug Hilton

To find out more, or to donate: http://discovery.wehi.edu.au/

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Do I need to bring a copy of my ticket to the event?
Yes, entry at the front desk will require signing in - please bring your ID and a copy of the ticket to this event.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (AEDT)

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - 1G Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052
Location Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - 1G Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052

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