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[April 19, 2013]'


Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live Conference, April 20

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Brooklyn Free Clinic is presenting a TEDMED Live Conference, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th Street (between 2nd Avenue and Smith Street), Brooklyn, NY 11215.

The event takes place from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and will feature talks from local leaders in health, education, communication, and policy.  
Presentations at The Brooklyn Free Clinic’s TEDMED Live Conference will focus on three areas:
Education and Communication: How can medical education and communication impact the future of our healthcare system?    
Issues with Access: How is access to healthcare changing, and how will it affect medicine?
Translating Evidence into Action: How is technology changing the healthcare experience?
The Brooklyn Free Clinic is a student-run clinic for the uninsured. Care is provided under the supervision of SUNY Downstate physician faculty members. For more information, visit
TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. For more information about TEDMED, visit

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school. To learn more about SUNY Downstate, visit