Lectures + Events
Join Us. Hear Stanford doctors and researchers speaking on a variety of health topics.
Enjoy our Community Lectures Series online and live via Zoom. Because of our live webinar format, you will be able to submit a question via the “chat” function during the presentation. And as always, our talks will be made available on the Stanford Health Care YouTube channel in case you miss it or want to share it with a friend. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please register below.
LECTURES + EVENTS 2023
Art Across Boundaries
Featuring Eduardo Kac
The Wende Museum is proud to support Stanford School of Medicine in presenting a new, collaborative guest speaker series entitled “Art Across Boundaries" which examines the overlap between visual arts and science and how the two areas can inspire and enrich each other. Join us for a conversation with Eduardo Kac.
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in contemporary art and poetry. In the early 1980s, Kac created digital, holographic and online works that anticipated the global culture we live in today, composed of ever-changing information in constant flux. In 1997 the artist coined the term "Bio Art," igniting the development of this new art form with works such as his transgenic rabbit GFP Bunny (2000) and Natural History of the Enigma (2009), which earned him the Golden Nica, the most prestigious award in the field of media art. GFP Bunny has become a global phenomenon, having been appropriated by major popular culture franchises such as Sherlock, Big Bang Theory and Simpsons, and by writers such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Crichton. In 2017, Kac created Inner Telescope, a work conceived for and realized in outer space with the cooperation of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Kac’s singular and highly influential career spans poetry, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, artist's books, early digital and online works, holography, telepresence, bio art, and space art.
What's Right for You? Advance Care Planning Workshop
Stanford Palliative Care
"Advance care planning" is the term used to describe the process of talking to doctors and those close to you about the type of care you would want if you became too sick to tell other people what you want. This can involve convesations with your doctors, your family and friends, and it can include completing a "living will" or "advance directive."
Part I: We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get started
Part II: We will review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.
Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens.
Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones. You may even leave with an advance care plan completed!
Felicia Hui, MD and Jonathan Briganti, MD
Thursday, December 14
12:00 PM Pacific Time
Thursday, December 21
12:00 PM Pacific Time
This event is free and open to all
The Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins