Tuesday, July 08, 2008

NIH Science in the Cinema Film Series

Tomorrow, July 9, the weekly Science in the Cinema film series begins at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. The medical science-themed series is part of the National Institutes of Health science education program, and experts will attend the showings to provide commentary and lead an audience question and answer session.

The schedule:
  • July 9: Away From Her
    Medical Theme: Alzheimer's Disease
  • July 16: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Medical Theme: Locked-in Syndrome
  • July 23: Canvas
    Medical Theme: Schizophrenia
  • July 30: The Quiet Duel
    Medical Theme: History of Medicine, Syphilis
  • August 6: Life Support
    Medical Theme: HIV/AIDS, Community Outreach, Drug Addiction
  • August 13: Reign Over Me
    Medical Theme: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Note that none of the films are science fiction, but the "science in fiction" angle of the series sounds interesting.

See the web site for more details about the movies and the experts who will be attending.

(via bioephemera)
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