TEDMED is working to bring attention and greater understanding to the Great Challenges of health and medicine: giant social-medical problems such as childhood obesity, the caregiver crisis, the changing role of the patient, and many more. The mission of TEDMED’s Great Challenges Program is to provide America and the world with an unbiased view of these challenges, incorporating thoughtful perspectives from all sectors of society.
Certain age cohorts tend to be under-represented in medical research, funding, diagnosis and publishing. For example, the Adolescent/Young Adult sector (ages 15-39) is significantly often under-represented—especially in cancer. This occurs even though AYA cancers have certain unique properties and despite the disparity in AYA five-year survival rates compared to other populations. How do we ensure that this cohort receives attention, resources and energy commensurate with the breadth and gravity of the problem? Join SeventyK in supporting this Great Challenge.
TEDMED is an annual 3-day conference that brings together leaders from all sectors of society to discuss the future of medicine. This year’s event takes place in Washington, D.C. April 10 -13.