TEDMED is a community of leading thinkers from various disciplines who share a common goal of improving health and medicine. Every year TEDMED holds a program that brings in 1,800 innovators and leaders, and features short talks and performances. It promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration and the spread of ideas needed bring about important changes.

TEDMED 2013 is set for April 16-19 and the first 10 speakers and their lecture topics have just been announced. As reported on TEDMED, here are the first 10 speakers for TEDMED 2013:

For those who cannot attend the event, TEDMED 2013 will be broadcasted by teaching hospitals, medical schools, university science departments, research institutions, government agencies and healthcare non-profit organizations. Check the TEDMED website at a later date for a list of locations near you!

To get you even more pumped up for TEDMED 2013, here are snippets from 5 great talks of TEDMED 2012.