TEDMED Viewing Schedule: November 19-20

Because this week’s TEDMED schedule is based on West Coast time (the conference is taking place in Palm Springs), the LSUHSC-NO viewings will combine live viewing and playback to maximize the number of sessions available to our community. Below are the times at which the various sessions will be shown, at both the Isché Library (Library Conference Room) and the Dental Campus (Wirth Room). For information about the sessions and the speakers, check out the stage program.

Hope to see you tomorrow!



9:00-10:30 a.m.: Human Explorations

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Mind Matters

1:00-2:30 p.m.: Catalyzing Great Science



9:00-10:30 a.m.: Food Fix

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Techno-Utopia

12:00-1:00 p.m.: Back to Basics (first half)

1:00-2:30 p.m.: Who Cares for Health Care

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Back to Basics (second half)

TEDMED Live: November 19-20

On November 19 and 20, the LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries will again be hosting the TEDMED Live conference’s streaming lecture series. Downtown, the video will be shown in the Library Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Resource Center Building. (The entrance is near the former coffee kiosk.) Those at the Dental Campus will be able to watch both days in the Wirth Room.

TEDMED is the independently owned and operated health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading,” and brings together people and ideas from disciplines inside and outside medicine. The 2015 Stage Program will include the following sessions, with approximately 5 speakers in each session: Human Explorations, Mind Matters, Catalyzing Great Science, Back to Basics, Food Fix, Techno-Utopia, Who Cares for Health Care?, and Out There.

For more details about TEDMED, the event schedule, and the scheduled speakers, visit the TEDMED website.


Learn at the Libraries in September

Evidence-Based Practice is a term that is often bandied about but rarely understood. During the Library Lunchtime Learning session in September, we hope to clear up some of the mystery by taking attendees step by step through the EBP process, from identifying the clinical question through evaluating the decision made. Other topics of conversation include the resources that are most helpful for answering EBP questions as well as barriers to implementing EBP.

We hope you can join us at either workshop. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to


Evidence-Based Practice

September 10, 12-1 p.m.

Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building


September 16, 12-1 p.m.

Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

2013 LSUHSC Campus-wide Book Club

The John P. Isch?® Library is proud to promote this yearÔÇÖs campus-wide book club!

The book: Po-Boy Contraband: From Diagnosis Back to Life

The author: Patrice Melnick

The date and time: Thursday, November 14 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm

The place: Medical Education Building, Seminar Room 4

Please plan to join your fellow readers this November for a ÔÇ£brown bagÔÇØ discussion of Patrice MelnickÔÇÖs Po-Boy Contraband. Told in memoir style, the book promises to be one of powerful, personal discovery and survival with a little New Orleans zydeco on the side.

You can purchase your own copy at the Campus Bookstore or any fine local bookseller. For more information, contact Dereck Rovaris by phone at (504) 568-4804 or by email at

Nat’l Medical Association hosts free health fair & raffle Saturday 7-28

Walk a Mile with a Child at Xavier university this Saturday from 7:30am – noon as part of a free health fair hosted by the National Medical?áAssociation.

Reports the Times-Picayune:

ÔÇ£The walk is free and open to all,ÔÇØ said NMA spokesperson Yolanda Fleming. ÔÇ£We plan to raffle off several items as an incentive to get people to attend. The raffles will occur after each talk and some of the items include Wii Fit, a flat-screen TV, MP3 players, tickets to ÔÇÿLaughter is Good MedicineÔÇÖ (conference event), and a gym bag.

ÔÇ£And I will be giving away tickets to the Paula Deen cooking demonstration on Tuesday,ÔÇØ Yolanda added.

The talks and walks are all free and open to the public.?áThe health fest includes interactive sessions about heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer and other conditions; health screenings, including cholesterol, dental, vision, high blood pressure and diabetes; and live demonstrations, music and giveaways. ?áXavier University is located at 1 Drexel Drive in Midcity. Map

The National Medical Association is an 109 year old ?áinstitution and the preeminent African American-centered health and medical science organization. Its members include physicians, scientists, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical students and a host of other health care professionals.

Walk a Mile with a Child Flier