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February 08 2012

01:59

Obesity is the Government's Business

Obesity is the Government's Business
With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility?
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, NYU Skirball Center, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2012/02/07/Obesity_is_the_Governments_Business

January 20 2012

22:51

Christina Romer & Michael Boskin: Economic Forecast

Christina Romer & Michael Boskin: Economic Forecast
As our struggling economy and nation limp into a critical election year, dont miss this chance to hear a lively discussion with two former top presidential economic advisors on where the U.S. and global economies are headed in 2012 and what should be done to put them on track. From January 2009 until September 2010, Romer served as chair of President Obamas Council of Economic Advisers. She is a specialist in economic history and macroeconomics and is best known for her work on the causes of and the recovery from the Great Depression, and on the impact of monetary and fiscal policy. Boskin is the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford; he is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Fairmont Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2012/01/20/Christina_Romer__Michael_Boskin_Economic_Forecast
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November 05 2011

00:05

Roundtable: The Future of Health & Medicine

Roundtable: The Future of Health & Medicine
Moderated by:
Jeffrey Kluger
Senior Editor, TIME

Panelists:
Alfred E. Mann
Chairman, MannKind Corporation

Dr. Anita Goel
Chairman, & Scientific Director, NANOBIOSYM, Chairman, & CEO, NANOBIOSYM DIAGNOSTICS

John P Sullins
Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, California; Teaches: Philosophy and Robotics, CyberEthics, Philosophy of Science and Technology and Logic

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bizzari
Global Head of Oncology, Celgene

The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:25:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, TIME Conference Center, World Technology Network
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/10/26/Roundtable_The_Future_of_Health__Medicine

July 02 2011

16:42

Physicians for the Future: What Defines a 'Good' Doctor?

Physicians for the Future: What Defines a 'Good' Doctor?
Physicians for the Future: What Defines a "Good" Doctor?

DAVID AGUS
Co-Founder, Navigenics; Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

GAIL MORRISON
Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of the Office of Academic Programs, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

JAMES WOOLLISCROFT
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School

Moderator:
EZEKIEL EMANUEL

Entering its seventh year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. FORA.tv is pleased to present Festival programs taking place at the Aspen Institute's Paepcke Auditorium.
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 08:00:00 -0700
Location: Aspen, CO, Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen Institute
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/07/02/Physicians_for_the_Future_What_Defines_a_Good_Doctor
04:01

Game Changers: New Technologies to Cure Disease

Game Changers: New Technologies to Cure Disease
GAME CHANGERS: New Technologies to Cure Disease and Treat Injury

KARL DEISSEROTH
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

HANS KEIRSTEAD
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Co-Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine

Moderator:
THOMAS GOETZ

Entering its seventh year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. FORA.tv is pleased to present Festival programs taking place at the Aspen Institute's Paepcke Auditorium.
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 17:00:00 -0700
Location: Aspen, CO, Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen Institute
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/07/01/Game_Changers_New_Technologies_to_Cure_Disease
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July 01 2011

10:01

What happened to hysteria?

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Wendy Zukerman, Asia-Pacific reporter

DOCTORS no longer diagnose people with hysteria. Its symptoms still exist, but now the paralysis and epileptic-like fits that once marked the disease are taken to be signs of modern ailments such as depression or fatigue. So argues Asti Hustvedt in Medical Muses, an engaging book which follows the lives of three hysteric women treated at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France, between 1870 and 1890.

With infectious curiosity, Hustvedt writes of medicine's inadequacies at a time when psychological problems were not thought to manifest as physical symptoms. Though doctors could find no physical cause, she makes the case that the women were not faking their symptoms - a common accusation in the 19th century. It's an accusation that, Hustvedt laments, continues today with conditions whose cause remains unknown.


Book Information
Medical Muses: Hysteria in nineteenth-century Paris
by Asti Hustved
Bloomsbury, £16.99
W.W. Norton, $26.95


June 10 2011

22:19

Susan Jacoby: Never Say Die

Susan Jacoby: Never Say Die
Susan Jacoby is the author of The Age of American Unreason, Alger Hiss and the Battle for History and Never Say Die. Jacoby unmasks the fallacies promoted by what she calls 21st century hucksters of longevity -- businessmen predicting that 90 may soon become the new 50 and that a "cure" for the "disease" of aging is just around the corner, and wishful thinkers asserting that older means wiser. Today, as the oldest boomers turn 65, it is imperative, says Jacoby, to distinguish between marketing hype and realistic hope about what lies ahead for the more than 70 million Americans who will be beyond the traditional retirement age by 2030.
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/24/Susan_Jacoby_Never_Say_Die

May 20 2011

19:50

Personalized Health Project: Session 4

Personalized Health Project: Session 4
Personalized Health Project: An Action Summit for Life Science Leaders

The Personalized Health Project and video was sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Action Item #1

The Link: constructing a virtual, wiki-style "Whole Earth Catalogue" encompassing all PHP entrepreneurs, labs, projects and efforts.

Team Co-Leaders:
John Wilbanks, Science Commons
Edward Kirulutu, CTO, Omicia, former Senior Director of Informatics at Merck Research Labs
Michael Cariaso, Founder, SNPedia

Pre-Summit Discussion group:
John Wilbanks, Science Commons
Edward Kirulutu, PhD, CTO, Omicia, former Senior Director of Informatics at Merck Research Labs
Michael Cariaso, Founder, SNPedia
Eric Schadt, PhD, CTO, Pacific Biosciences
Aza Raskin, Co-Founder, Massive Health/Firefox

Action Item #2

The Blueprint: Designing a dynamic master plan that incorporates projects and needs to accelerate personalized health

Team Co-Leaders:
Fred Lee, MD, Director, P4 Institute
David Shaywitz, MD, PhD, Director of Strategic and Commercial Planning, Theravance

Pre-Summit discussion group:
Fred Lee, MD, Director, P4 Institute
David Shaywitz, MD, PhD, Director of Strategic and Commercial Planning, Theravance
James Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
Michael Cariaso, Co-Founder, SNPedia
Others TBA

Action Item #3

The Fund for Human Integration: A Proposed Project for Creative Funding of Personalized Health Projects

Team Leaders:
Linda Molnar, PhD, founding principal, LKM Strategic Consulting
Sanjay Mistray, PhD, Quaker BioVentures
Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University (By Skype)

Pre-Meeting Discussion group:
Linda Molnar, PhD, founding principal, LKM Strategic Consulting
Sanjay Mistray, PhD, Quaker BioVentures
Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University
Sue Siegel, Mohr-Davidson Ventures
Fred Frank, PJ Solomon

Group round table discussion: Next Steps

Discuss possible PHP Assembly in late 2011 or early 2012

Closing Remarks:

David Ewing Duncan, joined by Stephen Spielberg, Frank Douglas, Linda Molnar, Lesa Mitchell, and Regis Kelly
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:20:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, UCSF Mission Bay, Personalized Health Project
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/04/26/Personalized_Health_Project_Session_4

February 16 2011

21:35

Debate: Providing Affordable, Quality Healthcare

Debate: Providing Affordable, Quality Healthcare
Experts and policy makers debate the question: What must America do to provide accessible, affordable, quality healthcare to its citizens? Panelists include Sally Pipes, Mike Fallon, Senator Irene Augilar, and Elinor Christiansen.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Denver, CO, Anschutz Medical Campus, Anschutz Medical Campus
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/16/Debate_Providing_Affordable_Quality_Healthcare

January 20 2011

23:10

Uncommon Knowledge: Richard Epstein and John Yoo

Uncommon Knowledge: Richard Epstein and John Yoo
NYU Law School professor Richard Epstein and UC Berkeley Law School professor John Yoo apply their legal minds to some recent and upcoming legal challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court. Hear their take on the constitutionality of Obama's healthcare bill, gay marriage, and a look back at Bush v. Gore.
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/05/Uncommon_Knowledge_Richard_Epstein_and_John_Yoo

January 08 2011

01:32

December 16 2010

19:16

December 14 2010

20:01

November 04 2010

00:16

Why the Economic Crisis Deepens | The New School

Why the Economic Crisis Deepens | The New School
Presented by the Graduate Program in International Affairs

Graduate Program in International Affairs instructor, Professor Richard Wolff, will speak about recent policies of the government since the economic crisis and why recovery isn't working.

Professor Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.

Earlier he taught economics at Yale University (1967-1969) and at the City College of the City University of New York (1969-1973). In 1994, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Paris (France), I (Sorbonne).

Visit http://www.newschool.edu for more information.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY 10011, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New School
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/30/Why_the_Economic_Crisis_Deepens__The_New_School
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September 10 2010

20:28

The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Economy

The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Economy
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?

The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:45:00 -0700
Location: Berkeley, CA, International House at UC Berkeley, Open Science Summit
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/31/The_Role_of_Universities_in_the_Knowledge_Economy
19:07

Baber, Benson, Johnson: Cure Entrepreneurs

Baber, Benson, Johnson: Cure Entrepreneurs
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?

The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:45:00 -0700
Location: Berkeley, CA, International House at UC Berkeley, Open Science Summit
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/31/Baber_Benson_Johnson_Cure_Entrepreneurs
18:58

Alternative Funding Mechanisms for Science, R&D

Alternative Funding Mechanisms for Science, R&D
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?

The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Berkeley, CA, International House at UC Berkeley, Open Science Summit
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/31/Alternative_Funding_Mechanisms_for_Science_RDfor_
18:27

Mike Gretes: Neglected Disease R&D

Mike Gretes: Neglected Disease R&D
Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?

The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:00:00 -0700
Location: Berkeley, CA, Open Science Summit, Open Science Summit
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/29/Mike_Gretes_Neglected_Disease_RD

June 18 2010

23:37

Drug Resistance: A Global Challenge to Disease Control

Drug Resistance: A Global Challenge to Disease Control
Drugs to treat bacterial infections, malaria, and viruses are losing efficacy to pathogen resistance. The past decade has seen significant investment in new tools like drugs and vaccines but relatively little maintenance of existing tools to protect them. Resistance has emerged to artemisinins, the recommended first-line treatment against malaria in most parts of the world, and has also grown rapidly in the case of antibiotics.

How can the world coordinate to address the threat of depleting drug effectiveness? Who bears the cost of decreasing drug effectiveness? And what will the world look like in 10 to 20 years with and without global efforts to contain resistance?
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., Resources For the Future, Resources for the Future
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/05/05/Drug_Resistance_A_Global_Challenge_to_Disease_Control

June 14 2010

17:15

Revolution CEO Steve Case: Innovation vs. Inertia

Revolution CEO Steve Case: Innovation vs. Inertia
Innovation vs. Inertia: Lessons Learned in Health Care & Other Industries featuring Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution, and Cofounder, America Online; with Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED.

Disruption happens. A technology breakthrough. A shift in consumer demand. A rise, or fall, in a critical market. Any of these can rewrite the future of a company -- or a whole industry. If you haven't faced this moment, you will soon. It's time to change the way you run your business. Now what?

How you decide to respond is what separates the leaders from the left behind. Today's smartest executives know that disruption is constant and inevitable. They've learned to absorb the shockwave that change brings, and can use that energy to transform their companies and their careers.

At the second WIRED Business Conference, presented in partnership with MDC Partners, you'll hear from industry leaders on how to respond to change, and how to use it to your advantage. Through one-on-one conversations between speakers and Wired editors and interaction with the speakers, you'll see how disruption is transforming the way smart organizations make decisions, keeping them on a steady path to growth.
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, The Morgan Library & Museum, WIRED
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/06/14/Revolution_CEO_Steve_Case_Innovation_vs_Inertia
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