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Contagion. It’s more than the spread of infectious disease.

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Join the second TEDxLSHTM! We will investigate the transmission of contagious ideas. The diffusion of solutions from the local to the global. The repurposing of knowledge from distinct fields and sectors. The transfer of information, inspiration and hope from one human being to the next.

Through casting its gaze from the minutiae to the gargantuan, TEDxLSHTM speaks to the idea that whilst ‘one size fits all’ is definitely not a universal truth when combating complex issues, much can be gained from repurposing, reconfiguring and remodelling solutions from other settings, sectors and situations. Problems, solutions and indeed ideas, do not exist in isolation. They are connected. They are contagious. It is through adjusting our approach in recognition of this, that we may make real progress in the pursuit of a more just, equitable and healthy society.

TEDxLSHTM is rooted in the notion that individuals, their health and their wellbeing, are connected and co-dependent. The 2017 event will celebrate those who, through embracing these connections, have taken a share of the responsibility for the wellbeing of others, be that at local, national or international level. Through harnessing and catalysing this vibrantly diverse community of change-makers, TEDxLSHTM hopes to inspire and empower those tackling some of the biggest environmental, economic and societal challenges of our time.

TEDxLSHTM 2017 will hear from a diverse mix of speakers. The first four are:

  • Tammam Aloudat, Syrian medical doctor and deputy medical director of Medecins Sans Frontieres, Switzerland
  • Sophie Bostock, sleep expert at pioneering digital medicine company Big Health
  • Bisi Alimi, sexual health and LGBT rights activist who has been involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy since the 1990’s
  • Ivana Schnur, co-founder and chief medical officer at, San Francisco-based ‘virtual nurse’ company.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks on our social media pages.

TEDxLSHTM welcomes attendees from all backgrounds and sectors of society to join in creating a platform for action, through which global change can be created.

Visit the TEDxLSHTM website with more information on the event, 2017 speakers, ticket sales and the organising team.


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TEDxLSHTM - 2017