Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Science on Stage: Staged readings of “The Sequence” by Seattle playwright Paul Mullin

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Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and Seattle Public Theater will present ‘Science on Stage’ – staged readings with the director and cast of Seattle playwright Paul Mullin’s play ‘The Sequence.’

Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake with pre- or post-play discussions

Oct. 5 –   Saturday,   2pm          post-play discussion for NWABR members    – 3:45pm

Oct. 12 – Saturday,   2pm           post-play discussion for the public                   – 3:45pm

Oct. 13 - Sunday,     7pm           pre-play discussion for NWABR donors           – 6:00pm

Tickets:  $20 for NWABR members, $22 for all others, available online or at the door.

Play Synopsis:  Sequencing of the human genome was a public race – and a personal war!  Strong personalities, emerging technology and differing views on public vs. private DNA ownership fueled the race to obtain the first human DNA sequence.  Covering the story was a young journalist worried about her own destiny with breast cancer and the information that her genome sequence would uncover.

More information and online ticket information are available at http://nwabr.org/science-on-stage or contact Reitha Weeks at rweeks@nwabr.org for information about group sales.

Proceeds support NWABR programs.

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What if? EXPO: Emergency Preparedness Event

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Learn about emergency preparedness

You know you need an emergency preparedness plan; it is on your to-do list.

But where do you start?

How do you talk to your children about the possibility of disaster and how it will affect your family?

Is you business prepared? Join Seattle Red Cross, Seattle Children’s, FEMA and other exhibitors at Northgate Mall on Saturday, July 9th for the What If Expo and take that first step!

  • Attend educational and family friendly seminars
  • Get great freebies and win prizes
  • Experience the Big Shaker, earthquake simulator
  • Meet experts in emergency planning

WHEN:

Saturday, July 9th, 10am-5pm

WHERE:

NORTHGATE MALL, North Court
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125

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What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?

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Science Café — Tacoma

What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?

Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 7 p.m. – The Harmon Brewery

Because we share about two-thirds of our genes with the humble fruit fly, scientists can pinpoint genes that contribute to human cancer by studying genes in these tiny insects.

Join the University of Puget Sound’s Leslie Saucedo, PhD, to explore how she uses fruit flies to help decode the genetics of rampant cell growth, a defining feature of cancer.

The Harmon Brewery is located in downtown Tacoma at 1938 Pacific Avenue.

Science Cafés bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub.

The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience.

Previous cafés have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and health care, just to name a few.

All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required! Learn More

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Louis Pasteur and the Science of Beer

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Queen Anne Science Café presents:

Louis Pasteur And The Science Of Beer

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. – TS McHugh’s

While Louis Pasteur is best known for helping us understand diseases, did you know that he also transformed how we brew and ferment beer?

Join Charles Finkel, founder and President of The Pike Brewing Company at July’s Queen Anne Science Café to explore the science of making beer through the eyes of Louis Pasteur.

T.S. McHugh’s is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

Science Cafés bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub.

The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience.

Previous cafés have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and health care, just to name a few.

All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required! Learn More

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Music for Medicine

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Annual Music for Medicine Benefit Concert May 18

Music for Medicine event benefits the Polyclinic Community Health Foundation and the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.

The Polyclinic Community Health Foundation uses the funds to provide medication to patients who are uninsured, low-income, and suffering from chronic illnesses.

Working with Kelley-Ross Pharmacy and The Polyclinic physicians, the Foundation’s Pharmacy Assistance program assisted more than 160 patients last year, helping to fill more than 3,800 prescriptions.

For every dollar donated, The Foundation is able to provide $4 worth of medication to patients through generous at-cost pricing of drugs from Kelley-Ross and by enrolling patients in pharmaceutical assistance programs.

The event’s Online Auction has already begun but closes soon–1:00 p.m. May 13th.

To see the offerings and place a bid go to HERE.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Silent Auction and hors d’ouvres

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Musical Recital featuring Seattle Young Artists performers.

WHERE:

Seattle Asian Art Museum

1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle

Admission: $25 Adults / $10 Students / Children under 12 free

Tickets and information are available at www.polyclinicfoundation.org


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Blowing Our Way: Effects of Fukushima on Washington State

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Panel discussion of nuclear energy, the Fukushima nuclear disaster and implications for the state of Washington.

Panelists will give updates on:

  • Health effects of radiation and their impact on Washington State.
  • Status of the situation at the Fukushima reactor; overview of “hot spots” in our state.
  • What citizens need to know that may not be reported fully in the media.

Panelists:

  • Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, founder and director of the Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
  • Richard W. Grady, M.D., Children’s Hospital, conducts research concerning the affects of phthalates on infants.
  • Gerry Pollet, J.D., Executive Director, Heart of America Northwest, Hanford clean-up watchdog group, previous WPSR Beeson Peace and 2010 UW School of Public Health

The event is sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.wpsr.org) and the Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders (www.toxipedia.org). Both groups are nonprofit organizations based in Seattle.

For more information about the event, contact Tracy Bier, atbier@msn.com or 206-322-8613 or Cherie Eichholz at cherie@wpsr.org or 206-547-2630.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Room G1026.

4800 Sand Point Way, NE,

Seattle, WA, 98105.

For directions visit: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/maps-directions/

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The Modern Legacy of Ancient Viruses

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May Eastside Science Café: The Modern Legacy of Ancient Viruses

May 9, 2011 - 7 p.m. – Wilde Rover

In the past century, we’ve seen outbreaks of new viruses such as HIV, SARS and several flu strains, but what about the viruses that came before them? These ancient, extinct viruses (“paleoviruses”) affect modern humans, too. Join Dr. Harmit Malik from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to learn how these prehistoric germs have not only shaped our immune system, but also contributed to the repertoire of human genes.

Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.

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CityClub: Diversity in approaches to care

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CityClub Healthcare Series: Diversity in approaches to care

In the United States, traditional Western medicine is the dominant form of care. But in Seattle many people favor alternative approaches. What do different approaches to wellness have to offer? How can western and alternative practitioners and institutions work together to achieve the best result for patients?

  • Alex Cahana, MD, DAAPM, MEthics; Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
  • Jane Guiltinan, N.D., Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University
  • Sweetwater Nannauck; Research Assistant, Native People for Cancer Control Program; University of Washington Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research

Moderator: Gretchen Sorensen, Principal, Sorensen Ideas

Where:

Rainier Square Atrium, 3rd floor conference room

When:

May 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost:

Buffet Luncheon: $20 CityClub members, $25 guests and co-presenters, $30 general public.

Coffee & Dessert: $12 CityClub members, $15 guests and co-presenters , $18 general public.

For more information:

  • Call 206-682-7395.
  • Or visit the CityClub event webpage.
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Can Seattle Save the World?

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KPLU will host a panel discussion on Seattle’s global health and development initiatives, moderated by its global health blogger Tom Paulson next Tuesday. Here are the details.

Can Seattle Save the World? (Poverty, Health and Chocolate)

Seattle is now a leader in global health and the fight against poverty. The Gates Foundation and many other humanitarian groups are located here. Are these organizations succeeding in making the world a better place?

KPLU-FM’s global health blogger Tom Paulson will moderate a discussion with panelists:

  • Bill Foege, global health expert and a key figure in the eradication of smallpox.
  • Chris Elias, president of PATH.
  • Wendy Johnson, health activist.
  • Joe Whinney of Theo Chocolate.

The event is co-hosted by KPLU and CityClub

Advance tickets are $7.00, $10.00 at the door.

When:

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:

Town Hall Seattle, downstairs
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

For more information and to buy tickets go to: www.brownpapertickets.com

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Washington Policy Center’s Annual Health Care Conference

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Washington Policy Center’s Annual Health Care Conference this year will focus on the state implementation of federal health care reform.

Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

When:

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:

SeaTac Doubletree Hotel

18740 International Boulevard

Seatac, Washington

Conference agenda:

7:30am Registration opens and continental breakfast served.

8:00am – 8:45am 2011 legislative session update continental breakfast. A representative from the Governor’s office as well as Democrat and Republican legislators will discuss current health care legislation and take questions from attendees.

  • Sen. Randi Becker (R-Eatonville)
  • Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Kent) (invited)
  • Jonathan Seib, Health Care Policy Advisory to Gov. Gregoire

8:45am – 9:00am Break

9:00am – 10:15am Panel 1: Implementation of federal health care reform in other states.

  • John R. Graham, Health Policy Analyst, Pacific Research Institute
  • Gary Alexander, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare and former Director of Rhode Island’s Department of Human Services (invited)

10:15am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 11:45am Panel 2: Implementation of federal health care reform in Washington state.

  • Doug Porter, Director, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Dean Martz, MD, President of the Washington State Medical Association
  • Jim Grazko, Vice President, Premera Blue Cross

12:00pm – 1:30pm Keynote lunch with U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers will discuss the implementation of federal health care reform.


For more information, contact Lindsay LeVeque at events@washingtonpolicy.org or 206-937-9691.

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Jewish Family Service talk and panel on “Art of Caregiving”

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Rabbi Richard Address, Founder of the Sacred Aging Project, Speaking on The Art of Caregiving

Seattle, Washington—Nationally known scholar and author, Rabbi Richard F. Address, will be in Seattle on Sunday May 1 to share his wisdom on caring for aging parents.

Rabbi Address serves as the Union for Reform Judaism’s Specialist for Caring Community and Family Concerns. In this capacity he consults on how faith and community can support those caring for a parent or other aging loved one, what “honoring our parents” looks like today and other contemporary issues of aging, spirituality, family and community.

His presentation, followed by The Journey of Caregiving Panel consisting of local guest speakers, will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the REI Seattle Flagship Store meeting room.

What:

Rabbi Address will speak on The Art of Caregiving, Followed by The Journey of Caregiving panel with local guests.

When:

Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:

Meeting room at the REI Seattle Flagship Store – 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Cost:

$5, advance ticket reservations can be made through www.brownpapertickets.org. Advance reservations recommended as space is limited.

Sponsored in partnership by Jewish Family Service, Temple De Hirsch Sinai and Temple B’nai Torah

Learn more at www.jfsseattle.org.

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Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?

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Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?

A moderated panel discussion and luncheon hosted by City Club.

CityClub LogoDid you know that the greater Seattle region is a hotbed for large collections of biological information and personal health information?

Experts claim the collection and management of this data stands to benefit large scale medical research and could lead to exciting breakthroughs in medicine.

But collecting large banks of such personal information raises questions among experts and public alike:  How are biorepositories best governed?

  • Can I trust that my specimens and health information are secure?
  • What are the minimal standards of donor consent for working with specimens and information?
  • What other ethical and legal issues are there to think about?
  • And to what extent is the promise of medical progress from biorepositories real?

Bring your own questions and join us as we dive into this complex and timely issue!

This moderated panel discussion will highlight the research promises of biorepository data as well as concerns about personal privacy and consent.

Panel:

  • Kelly Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities; University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Donna Russell, MHA; Director, Research Development GAPPS; Seattle Children’s
  • Shannon Sewards, Assistant Director for Operations, Human Subjects Division; University of Washington

Moderator Gretchen Sorenson, Principal; Sorenson Ideas

When:

Monday October 25th 12:00-1:30pm (arrive after 11:30am).

Tickets:

Buffet Luncheon: $20/CityClub Members| $25/Guests and co-presenters| $30/General public

Coffee&Dessert: $12/CityClub Members| $15/Guests and co-presenters| $18 General public

Where:

Rainier Square Atrium, Third Floor Conference Room, 1333 5th Ave, Seattle

To Register:

Visit www.SeattleCityClub.org to register or call 206-682-7395.

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Stroke prevention — Eastside Science Café

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Stroke Prevention
October 11, 2010
- 7 p.m. – Wilde Rover

This Eastside Science Café will tackle a difficult subject: stroke, the number two cause of death worldwide. Come talk with neurologist Aaron Heide, MD about the latest in preventing this serious disease and the remarkable advances that have been made in stroke recovery.

Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.

To learn more:

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Light & Depression – How Eyes Can Make Us Happier

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Extreme close up of the iris of a blue eye

Image: JDrewes

Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, UW professor of ophthalmology, will be giving a lecture, “Light & Depression – How Eyes Can Make Us Happier” at the UW Medicine Eye Institute (7th Floor, Ninth and Jefferson Building at Harborview Medical Center).

Dr. Van Gelder, who is also chairman of the Dept. of Opthalmology, is internationally known for his work on how light and our eyes can affect our moods – research that has implications for depression, seasonal affective disorder, and even jet lag.

This lecture is a part of the UW Medicine Eye Institute monthly, free brown bag lectures.

When:

  • Tuesday, October 12, noon

Where:

  • UW Medicine Eye Institute (7th Floor, Ninth and Jefferson Building at Harborview Medical Center).

For more information or to RSVP, please call 206-685-2314.

Image Credit: JDrewes in Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium

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The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research at Swedish Medical Center is hosting its 2010 Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium in Seattle, October 28-29.

Topics:

  • Origins of Ovarian Cancer
  • Developing Therapeutics
  • Biomarkers for Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
  • Novel Therapeutics in Ovarian Cancer

Keynote Speakers:

To learn more:

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