Registration is open for TEDMED 2009, the biomedical cousin of the famed TED conference:

The fifth in a series created by Marc Hodosh and Richard Saul Wurman, TEDMED celebrates conversations that demonstrate the intersection and connections between all things medical and healthcare related: from personal health to public health, devices to design and Hollywood to the hospital. Together, this encompasses more than twenty percent of our GNP in America while touching everyone’s life around the globe.

Marc contacted me today to point out that there will be an aging focus at the meeting, including presentations from Sirtris co-founder David Sinclair (“Can a pill a day keep aging away?”) and popularizer/writer/theorist/thinker Aubrey de Grey (“Can we end aging?”).

True to the TED conferences’ traditional commitment to inclusiveness — especially important given the financial realities facing the academic scientists who actually do the work of biomedical research — registration at TEDMED will cost only $4000, exclusive of travel and lodging.

TEDMED 2009 will be held October 27th-October 30th.

UPDATE: Marc just advised me that

TEDMED is a completely separate organization from TED… but we do share the same founder. not a big deal, but minor point you might want to note.

So noted. The shared founder is Richard Wurman.