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Tomorrow, more than a thousand “thinkers and doers” will gather in Washington, D.C., for TEDMED, a forum designed to help fuel passion, spark creativity and generate ideas that will define the future of health and medicine.   TED – which stands for technology, entertainment, design – is known for being a catalyst for innovation and a place where diverse thoughts and unique thinkers can come together to make true breakthroughs.  For three days, April 10-13, 2012, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with a host of luminaries and big thinkers from a variety of disciplines.  You can read more about presenters, attendees and program highlights at the conference website.

Johnson & Johnson is proud to be a major sponsor of TEDMED this year and we’re gearing up to showcase some of our most innovative projects and inspiring leaders, all focused on the question: how can we partner to change the world? Some of things we’re most excited to share include:

  • Interactive experiences that simulate some of the challenges of diseases like schizophrenia or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Conversations with Dr. Scott Ratzan of our Global Health and Government Affairs & Policy team about how greater health literacy could help more people access and understand their health information to make better health decisions
  • Discussions about new frontiers in neuroscience research with Dr. Husseini Manji from our Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, and explorations about new mobile platforms for health with Dr. Diego Miralles, head of Janssen Healthcare Innovation
  • Ideas about using technology and grassroots efforts to better the lives of those living with HIV with Dr. Paul Stoffels, our Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Chairman 

I’m packing up my mobile devices and heading to D.C. with the team so I can share the excitement, bring you the news, and make sure you see all the cool things we’ll be demonstrating in our social space. If you’d like to get all the latest updates, please follow @JNJComm on Twitter and check back here for more blog posts during the week and after the conference.

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