Brooke Roberts is an award-winning Knitwear designer and Diagnostic Radiographer. Her fashion label, Brooke Roberts, creates digital knitwear from medical scans and x-rays, utilising specialist programming technology. She has 14 years Radiography experience in the National Health Service (NHS) in London, and has seven years’ experience in the luxury fashion knitwear sector, working in factories across Europe. Brooke has collaborated with The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.
Despina Sanoudou became an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School, when she was only 27 years old and has has received a series of awards including the L’Oreal-UNESCO award for Young Women in Science. At TEDMED Live Athens she will give us all the answers on what happens "When the Drugs don’t work".
Jack Andraka: our first speaker at TEDMED Live Athens. An inventor, scientist and cancer researcher. Jack is 2012 Intel Science Fair grand prize winner for his work in developing a new method to detect pancreatic cancer.
Ben Matteo is Co-Founder and CEO of Eos Neuroscience. Mr. Matteo is passionate about applying new technologies to solve the challenging and important problems of our day. He founded Eos in 2007 with MIT classmate Dr. Ed Boyden and Dr. Alan Horsager to bring the benefit of optogenetics to help blind people see, and to restore patients suffering from chronic neurological disease.
Dr. Mason is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Orthopaedics and Family Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified in Sports Medicine and has been trained in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and Orthobiologic treatments including adult stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. He has been using PRP and Stem cells in his clinical practice since 2010.
Jetse Goris is an educational consultant at the University Medical Center of Groningen. Jetse is passionate about using and building innovative technologies to enhance medical teacher and student learning and performance. @TEDMEDLiveAthens will discuss how "Wii all benefit, empowering doctors and patients through games and game technology"
Aimilia Papakonstantinou is a Lecturer of Nutrition and Metabolism at the Department of Food Science and Technology of Agricultural University Athens. At TEDMED Live Athens she will address the topic of global obesity epidemic and will provide answers to the question «The obesity battle: who is the culprit?»
John Zouganelis is a popular artist, who began his musical studies in preschool taking lessons in Byzantine music. At TEDMED Live Athens he will present his life path "From silence to sound." A course scribed growing up in an environment with two deaf parents.
Symbiosis team (Mandiliotis Dimitrios, Kyprioti Aikaterini, Toumpas Konstantinos, Kaza Kyriaki, all undergraduate students of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, alongside with Dr. Hadjileontiadis Leontios, Associate Professor of ECE, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) has designed and developed the system “Symbiosis Alzheimer’s Support”, which creates a novel environment to facilitate the needs of Alzheimer’s disease community.
Stelios Kymbouropoulos fourteen months after his birth on July 9, 1985, he was diagnosed that he suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This has the effect of being quadriplegic, having no full sensation of my body. But he loves life. And by "the boy who has appeared on TV", he eventually has become a scientist, who is interested in promoting medical science.
Dr Ioannis Gousias In 2009 he won the “NOBELini” prize for young scientists. In February 2010 he presented in the Science Museum of London the first allegoric prototype installation “Albert in Neuroplastic Land”, inspired by his research on neonatal brain neuroplasticity and his big affection for his brother Alvertos (Albert).
Dr Balasegaram is Executive Director of MSF's Access Campaign. A medical doctor who trained at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He received further post-graduate training in internal and emergency medicine in the UK and Australia. He joined MSF in 2001, working as a doctor in the field in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.