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TEDMED 2014 October 2014 A GIFT FROM THE STAGE: Words to Live By

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From September 10-12th 2014, nearly 2,000 delegates convened in both Washington D.C. and San Francisco for TEDMED, to hear from some of the most innovative and creative minds in health and medicine today. Their words, offered as a gift from the stage, were truly those to live by – providing a vision for a better future, driven by imagination, ingenuity, and a deep belief in the power of the human spirit to conquer all.

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Photo: Brian Ahier "True perfection is acknowledgement of imperfection.” - Danielle Ofri, Reflective Physician

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Photo: Alison Pilsner “What if the greatest compliment you ever received was, you are so normal.” - Rosie King, Storytelling Activist

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“Q: What do you call a veterinarian who only treats one species? A: A physician” - Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Zoobiquitous Physician

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“We refuse to believe that the bank of healthcare is bankrupt.” - Marc Koska, Persistent Inventor / Global Life-Saver

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“The opposite of play is not work, it is depression.” – Jill Vialet, Recess Champion

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Photo Credit: Brand Advisors “There's nothing wrong with being wrong.” - Elizabeth Nabel, Medical Leader

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@CMAJ “I can order a tank, but I can't order a blood test – it could be dangerous.” - Elizabeth Holmes, Medical Diagnostics Game Changer Photo: BBC News

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“Trust is a must in medicine. Without it there is fear.” - Leana Wen, Transparent Physician

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“With great power comes great responsibility.” - Voltaire, Peter Parker, and Bio-Inspired Innovator, Jeffery Karp

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“To make your mark on the world, you actually have to be able to make a mark.” - Cole Galloway, Pediatric Motor Learning Scientist & Designer

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“Science isn't the discovery. It's the process and the proof.” - Thomas Goetz, Visionary Health Entrepreneur & Writer

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Photo: "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Henry David Thoreau via Diana Nyad, Open Water Swimming Champion

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"Sometimes you can achieve really big things by thinking really, really small.” - Daniel Kohane, Drug Delivery Innovator

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Which words moved you during TEDMED 2014? Tweet @LuminaryLabs #TEDMED, or email hello@luminary-labs.com, and we’ll add them here. Photos courtesy of TEDMED

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