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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Virgil Wong

Date

Dec 02, 2009 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location

Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

Artist and filmmaker Wong’s work grapples with bioethically vexed medical technologies – including nanorobots, a smart-as-human genetically engineered mouse, and a male pregnancy program.  His fictional “RYT-Dwayne Medical Center” (www.rythospital.com) had been called “disarmingly authentic” by the New York Times.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care. Rounds are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 pm in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to join us. 

Speakers

Virgil Wong