NCC to Webcast Bill Gates Lecture at NIH


On the morning of Monday, December 2, at 11:00 a.m., Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will deliver the 2013 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture, entitled “Why the Future Needs Biomedical Innovation”, in the Masur Auditorium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  NCC has the privilege of providing webcasting support for this significant event, which was rescheduled from its original date of October 7.

Our webcasting team will be responsible for streaming the lecture, with real-time captioning, to viewers outside of NIH.  The live stream can be viewed here.  Computer Assisted Realtime Translation (CART) will be incorporated directly into the webcast via NCC’s LiveWriteTM application.

Mr. Gates is a strong supporter of the research and innovation that helps people live healthy and productive lives, and is an advocate for federal investments in scientific research.  He and his wife Melinda founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to “improve international public health through the development of vaccines, therapies, diagnostics, agricultural products, and other technologies.”

The David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture, now in its 13th year, is one of the most critical lectures on global health held at NIH.  The lecture honors the late Dr. David Edward Barmes, who was a special expert for international health at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and was longtime employee of the World Health Organization.

Our webcasting support for the Global Health Lecture builds on our scope of webcasting projects within NIH; we’ve provided this service for the Division of Medical Arts and several HHS/OSDBU functions including workshops, panel discussions, and outreach events during the last two years.  NCC began in 2002, providing real-time captioning services to NIH, and in the years since have supported this vital organization in all of our divisions of service.

We are honored to be able to make the live webcast for the Barmes Global Health Lecture accessible to a vast audience.  We look forward to creating a better experience for webcast participants who will remotely attend Bill Gates’ lecture on December 2.