The special film screening of Seizing Hope scheduled on Monday, Sep. 19, 2022 has been postponed following the recent announcement of the federal holiday to mark the Queen’s funeral.
Please stay tuned for news of a new date!
4:30PM – 5:30PM PDT
Monday, Sep 19, 2022
CBH LL 101 (Rudy North Lecture Theatre), Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
4:15PM Doors open
4:30PM Screening starts
5:00PM Panel and Audience Q&A
5:30PM Adjourn Panelists:
Judy Illes, CM, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Professor and UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics
Director, Neuroethics Canada
University of British Columbia Johann Roduit, PhD
Science Communicator, Producer, and Founding Partner of Conexkt Please note that seating is general admission and is first-come, first-served. Tickets obtained through registration at Eventbrite do not guarantee guests a seat at the theatre. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house.
ABOUT SEIZING HOPE
Families with children suffering from pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) face complex realities. In a world guided by the promises of technology, the goal of Seizing Hope is to raise awareness about the options offered by different technologies specifically for the brain in complement or as an alternative to treatment with medication. As the directors and producers of this mini-documentary, we want to empower and improve decision-making by exploring values and priorities through the lens of the families and doctors who care for them. We compiled the stories of four families with children who have pediatric DRE to shed light on their hope, trust, and empowerment journey.
The views and research presented in this documentary represent a multi-year neuroethics project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health of the USA National Institutes of Health, BRAIN Initiative.
Neuroethics Canada UBC, with funding from the NIH/NIMH BRAIN Initiative (#RF1MH117805-01) in association with Conexkt Innovation Studio And Cassiar Film CO. present Seizing Hope.
Featuring the Bagg, Chartrand, Thompson, and Cowin families.
Executive Producers Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Patrick J. McDonald.
Produced by Dr. Johann Roduit. Directed by Adam Wormald
Learn more at https://www.seizinghopefilm.com/