Infectious Disease Experts Lead Community Discussion at TEDxCharleston Free Virtual Event on June 30, Pandemic in the Lowcountry – What Lies Ahead?

There is still much uncertainty about coronavirus’ growing impact in our community. Have we reached our peak? What is the state of a vaccine? Is a second wave coming? What does the future hold for school, work, travel and public gatherings?

To help provide some clarity, TEDxCharleston is pleased to present a free virtual event, Pandemic in the Lowcountry – What Lies Ahead? Hosted by award winning Post and Courier journalist, Tony Bartelme and two distinguished experts on infectious disease, Michael Schmidt and Satish Nadig, this interactive discussion will present timely information and insights into where we stand and what we can expect as a community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The entire Charleston community is encouraged to join the discussion on Tuesday, June 30.

Date: Tuesday, June 30th
Time: 6:30 pm
Webinar Link
Webinar ID: 972 5705 5513
Password: 013084
This event is free and open to the public!

Learn more about the presenters (whom are also TEDxCharleston alumni):

Michael Schmidt is a microbiologist and infection control solutionist. He serves as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and focuses on translating microbiological results from the lab into practical solutions. Michael was a speaker at the 2013 TEDxCharleston.

Satish Nadig is an adult and pediatric multi-organ transplant surgeon at MUSC whose research is centered around immunology, bioengineering and targeted drug delivery in the setting of solid organ transplantation. He also led the statewide taskforce to develop antibody testing against COVID-19. Satish was a speaker at the 2016 TEDxCharleston.

Tony Bartelme is an investigative journalist for the Post and Courier. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and author, Tony is fueled by uncovering complex stories that strike a chord within his local community and beyond. Tony was a speaker at the 2019 TEDxCharleston.

About TEDxCharleston
TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art, performance and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston, South Carolina community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. For more information and to view all past TEDxCharleston talks and performances, visit Follow TEDxCharleston on Twitter at, on Facebook at, and Instagram at

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiativeTED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant.

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Emily Trogdon