Upcoming Events

Rare

October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Discussion Leader: Dr. Monsen


The Bleeding Edge

October 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Discussion Leader: Paul Yock + Biodesign Fellows


My Left Foot

October 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Discussion Leader: Dr. Feldman


62 Days

FRIDAY October 19 @ 6:30 pm
Palo Alto, Mitchell Park Community Center

62 Days is an urgent examination of a growing trend of laws that seek to control a pregnant woman's body. It tells the story of a brain-dead pregnant woman whose family was forced to keep her on life support against their will. Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant with her second child when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead in a hospital in Texas. Marlise had been clear about her end-of-life wishes: she did not want to be on mechanical support under any circumstances. But Marlise was kept alive because of a little-known law that states "a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment... from a pregnant patient." The film reveals that this is not an anomaly: there are currently 32 states (and counting) with similar or identical pregnancy exclusion policies. 62 Days follows the Muñoz family as they journey from private loss, to unwanted media attention, and finally towards activism as they fight to change this law. This timely short film powerfully addresses critical issues surrounding bodily integrity and women's health and needs to be seen by anyone studying or engaged in activism around reproductive rights.


The Doctor

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Discussion Leader: Dr. Bronk


FRIDAY October 26
Stanford University, Stanford Medical School (Li Ka Shing Center Building) LK130

   4:00 PM In Our Hands (US, 11 min)

In Our Own Hands: How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine opens with an urgent question posed by desperate patients and their families: can new technologies help us treat and prevent the most alarming and perhaps understated health threat that we face? Chronic diseases now affect over 130 million Americans and cost countless billions of healthcare dollars. Through the stories of the impassioned, often defiant struggles of the film’s three central characters—all with complex, unresolved medical issues— we explore the emergence of “participatory medicine”, enabled by a host of groundbreaking technologies that put more data about our own biological, behavioral and environmental ecosystems into our hands than ever before possible

         4:20 PM Woody’s Order! (US, 16 min)

For the first time, actress Ann Talman performs her solo show for its muse: her brother with cerebral palsy.

          4:45 PM Generation Zapped (US, 74 min)

Generation Zapped is an eye-opening documentary, which reveals that wireless technology poses serious health risks, from infertility to cancer. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, along with people who suffer from high sensitivity to wireless radiation, the film suggests ways to reduce your exposure and protect your family.

        6:00 PM Panel “Health Challenges and Technology” (FREE Admission)

        7:30 PM Incurable Optimist (Croatia, 58 min)

Incurable Optimist is a movie about people who survived lethal disease and about optimism that helps us overcome difficult life moments.

        8:40 PM Survivors (Sierra Leone/US, 82 min)

Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake.


The Providers (US, 88 min)

SATURDAY October 27 @ 8:30 pm
Stanford University, Oshman Hall, McMurty Building, 355 Roth Way

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, film follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system.


END GAME

Patients facing death meet extraordinary medical professionals who seek to change how we live and die. 

When: November 1, 2018
Where: LKSC 130
Time: Receptions 5:30 pm / Screening 6 pm

Free & Open to the public


The English Surgeon

November 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Discussion Leader: Dr. Grant


UNREST

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Where: Li Ka Shing Room 130
Time: Reception 6:30 pm / Screening 7pm

Followed by a Discussion with: 
Jennifer Brea, Director and Producer of UNREST 

and 

Dr. Ronald Davis PhD, Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center and Director of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Center at Stanford University.

Past Events

April 2018

Frankenstein @ 200 Film Series - National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein
Directed by Danny Boyle, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
Saturday April 21, 2018 @ 8 pm
Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center LKSC 120

This event is free and open to the public. 


March 2018

Hippocratic 

Thursday, March 28, 2018 @ 7 pm
Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center LKSC 120

This event is free and open to the public. 


Frankenstein @ 200 Film Series - Lo And Behold

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 7 pm
Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center LKSC 120

This event is free and open to the public. 

Documentary Film Screening with Panel Discussion:
Dr. Maren Monsen will be the moderator. 

Karola Kreitmair, PhD, Biomedical Ethics

Steve Asch MD, heads the center for Innovation to Implementation at VA

Saman Farid, AI investor for Baidu (founder and former director of Comet Labs incubator)


February 2018

Frankenstein @ 200 Film Series - Stem Cell Revolutions

Tuesday February 13, 2018 @ 7 pm
Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center LKSC 120

This event is free and open to the public. 

Documentary Film Screening with Panel Discussion: 
Dr. Maren Monsen will be the moderator. 

Henry Greely, JD Director, Stanford Center for Law and the Bioscience, Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics
Documentary Film Screening with Panel Discussion

Sergiu Pasca, MD Assistant Prof Psychiatry
Director, Stanford Neurosciences Institute Stem Cells Core

David DiGiusto, PhD, Executive Director of Laboratory for Gene Medicine
Executive team member Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine

Gary K. Steinberg MD, PhD Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery and Professor (by courtesy) of Neurology
Co-Director of the Stanford Stroke Center

Dr. Maren Monsen will be the moderator for the post-screening panels. 

Frankenstein @ 200 Film Series - FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

Thursday, January 23, 2018 @ 7 pm
Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center LKSC 120

This event is free and open to the public. 

Documentary Film Screening with Panel Discussion:
Dr. Maren Monsen will be the moderator. 

Regan Brashear, Producer/Director/Editor

Kelly Ormand, PhD Genetic Counselling

Paul Nuyujukian MD, PhD Assistant Prof, Bioengineering and Neurosurgery

Salli Tazuke, MD Medical Director, SF Bay Area Center of Colorado Center for  Reproductive Medicine

Fernanda Castelo, Film subject, device consultant

The Program in Bioethics and Film, Medicine and the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics is proud to present a screening of the 2017 Academy Award nominated short documentary film, Extremis, with a discussion and Q&A following the screening featuring Dr. Jessica Zitter and Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Film Screening @ 6:00 PM
Discussion and Q&A @ 6:30 PM
Li Ka Shing Center Room 120

Event flyer
Extremis trailer

UNAFF 2016 Compass for a Better World
Friday, October 28 (at Stanford)
Li Ka Shing Center, Room 130
Admission is free for Stanford students
Click HERE to purchase tickes

The Program in Bioethics and Film is partnering this year for the second time with the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) to co-sponsor a day of medically themed film screenings at the Stanford Medical School.  The films explore themes of immigrant and underserved community healthcare ("Clinica de Migrantes"), deaf culture ("Two Worlds"), multiple sclerosis ("When I Walk"), and environmental health ("Painted Nails"). Directly following the screenings, an expert panel discussion will be held.  Panel members will include the film makers and Stanford medical school faculty including Dr. Gabriel Garica, professor of medicine and senior fellow at the Center for Innovation in Global Health.  All students are offered free admission, with valid ID, and admission to the panels is free and open to the public.  Further information regarding UNAFF and the schedule for this year’s festival can be found at http://www.unaff.org/2016/schedule.html

Film Screenings

If you are interested in being contacted about future Program in Bioethics and Film film screenings, please sign up HERE

Ways to Give Gifts

A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangements designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.

For information about ways to give, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.

All contributions welcome.