Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

TEDxBaylorCollegeofMedicine: Reboot, Reframe, ReImagine


Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Central


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The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy will host Baylor College of Medicine’s first ever TEDx event this Winter. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

TEDxBaylorCollegeofMedicine is dedicated to bringing together leading thinkers and doers to share ideas across many disciplines – technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business and development. Our aim is to build a meaningful connection between the work at Baylor and the people we serve in the community and share inspirational stories of how our community is improving health through science, scholarship and innovation.

Consider helping us create an unforgettable evening celebrating learning and community engagement by underwriting this event. Please contact Emily Thiel at (713) 798-6104 or for sponsorship and in-person ticket information.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.


Featured Speakers


Baylor College of Medicine

  • Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D., FASGE, AGAF, Vice President, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Director of Baylor Global Health and Health Policy Scholar at the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
  • Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health; Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and the Center for Space Medicine
  • Ronald Cotton, M.D., FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery & Director General Surgery Residency Program
  • Amy L. McGuire, JD, Ph.D., Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Joseph  Petrosino, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology; Director, Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research; Chief Scientific Innovation Officer, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Community Leaders


About TED


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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