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Brown Symposium XXXVI - Healing: The Art & Science of Medicine   Tags: brown symposium, disease, genome, medicare, medicine, nanomedicine  

This guide is designed to help the Southwestern University community prepare for the Brown Symposium that will take place February 6-7, 2014.
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Healing: The Art & Science of Medicine

 

Brown Symposium Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

All events will take place in the Alma Thomas Theater unless otherwise indicated

9:00- 9:20 am Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Edward Burger, President
Benjamin Pierce, Lillian Nelson Pratt Chairholder
9:20 - 10:40 am Speaker Victoria Sweet
“Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Putting Them Both Together”
10:40-11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:15 Speaker Mauro Ferrari
“Nanomedicine and New Societal Horizons”
12:30 – 1:30 pm Health Fair in Bishop’s Lounge
2:00 – 3:15 pm Speaker Kevin Davies
“The Road to the $1000 Genome”
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Speaker Anne West
“Whole Genome Sequencing of a Healthy Family of Four:
Scientific, Medical, and Personal Perspectives”
4:30 – 5:00 pm Book Signing
5:00 – 6:00 pm Art Exhibition and Reception
Fine Arts Gallery

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

All events will take place in the Alma Thomas Theater unless otherwise indicated

8:30 – 9:45 am Speaker Peter Hotez
“Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases”
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 11:15 am Speaker Jon Skinner
“The Future of Medicare”
11:15 am – 12:00 Panel Discussion, All Speakers
Panel Leader, Dr. Edward Burger
12:00 noon Empty Bowls Project in Bishop’s Lounge
 

Brown Symposium Participants

VICTORIA SWEET

Best-selling author of God’s Hotel; Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

MAURO FERRARI

President and CEO of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute; leading authority on nanotechnology in medicine

KEVIN DAVIES

Author of The $1000 Genome; Vice President of Business Development for the American Chemical Society

ANNE WEST

Member of one of the first families to have their genomes sequenced; undergraduate student at Wellesley College

PETER HOTEZ

Scientist, pediatrician, and leader in the field of global health; Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute

JONATHAN SKINNER

James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College; expert on health care economics

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