September is Discover Innovation Month at Jump

September is Discover Innovation Month at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria. The month will feature a series of events for people in and outside of health care. 

September 10-12 Jump will host TEDMED Live Streaming.  Jump will stream live the three-day TEDMED event from San Francisco and Washington, D.C. with three sessions offered each day. TEDMED is the independently owned and operated health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, with the goal of seeding innovations in health and medicine which lead to medical breakthroughs. Each of the TEDMED days is geared to a specific audience. To learn more or to register,

September 18, the Disney Institute is presenting a day-long seminar on creativity and innovation. The course will share methods used by the Walt Disney Company that can be employed immediately, using the number one resource every organization already has – its employees! Disney Institute will help attendees understand how engaging and encouraging the imaginative power of employees, lasting and competitive advantages can be reached. Seating is limited. Cost of the event is $490 which includes all materials. To register or for more information visit:

September 26-28 is the first ever Startup Weekend Medical. The goal of this event is to attract aspiring entrepreneurs, designers, developers, engineers, even clinicians, to come to Jump for the weekend with the opportunity to launch an innovative idea in health care. For more information and to register, please visit Early Bird Admission is only $80 for the general public and $40 for students and includes all meals. Registration deadline is September 15.

“Everyone at Jump is excited about the variety of innovative programs we will be offering during September,” said John Vozenilek, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Jump. “We are always looking for cutting-edge opportunities at Jump to help improve the health of the community and develop new partnerships. TEDMED, the Disney Institute, and Startup Weekend Medical are all tremendous opportunities to do that.”

A collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump has hosted more than 75,000 people for lectures, presentations, and hands-on training using simulation since opening. Learn more at

David Haney, Director of Strategic Communications / University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria 309.671.8404
Shelli Dankoff, Senior Media Relations Specialist / OSF Saint Francis Medical Center 309.655.3897