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Dr. Barry Presents Organ Donation at TEDx
August 27th, 2012 by Rob Kochik
Dr. Chris Barry, a transplant surgeon at the University of Rochester Medical, presented at TEDx FlourCity, a day-long event highlighting the passion, ingenuity, talent and perspectives of a remarkable group of Rochester-area residents.
The theme for the conference, which was held at the Academy of Medicine on Saturday, June 9, 2012. was “Where Ideas Rise” and Dr. Barry spoke about “Giving the Gift of Life through Organ Donation.”
Dr. Barry, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Professor Department of Surgery, Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
More about TEDxFlourCity
TEDxFlourCity is a program that draws upon extraordinary voices from within the community–people who have a unique story or an unusual perspective–and who can convey it in a dynamic way. The goal is to provide a forum for people to share what inspires them, but also to inspire others and to form connections that might enable great ideas to come to fruition.
It’s so much more than a conference. It’s a platform for bringing like-minded people together for conversation, collaboration, and community-building. It’s an event designed to catalyze positive local initiatives, so bring your ideas and your business cards! And it’s not just one day each year. Our goal is to get people to participate in an online network that links local projects with the people and resources that can make them happen. It’s a network of the TED-Friendly.”
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFlourCity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFlourCity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.