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"For more than 220 years The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has
served as a center point for the discussion of health issues in the city
of Philadelphia. Through our lecture series the College has addressed important
questions about modern health care within the context of our long and illustrious
heritage...We look forward to welcoming you to the Birthplace of American
— Stanley Goldfarb, MD, FCPP, MACP, President and George M. Wohlreich, MD, FCPP, Director and CEO, The Thomas W. Langfitt Chair
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MÜTTER MUSEUM HOURS
10:00AM to 5:00PM daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25 and January 1
Tuesday, March 25th | 6:30pm
Gene Patenting Lecture
The 2013 Supreme Court case of AMP v. Myriad Genetics held that DNA molecules with naturally-occurring genetic sequences are outside the scope of patentable subject matter. Supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Supreme Court reversed decades of patent-granting decisions in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and departed from the patenting practices of major U.S. trading partners such as Europe, Canada, Japan, and China. While the case unfolded exclusively in the context of human diagnostic testing, DNA patents are also relevant to a wide range of other biotechnological applications ranging from drug production to agriculture, food and beverage manufacturing, bioenergy and industrial microbiology. Jon Merz of The University of Pennsylvania will introduce the subject and history of gene patenting, and Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for BIO, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, will discuss the Myriad Supreme Court case, its aftermath, and some of its implications for commercial biotechnology.
Speakers: Hans Sauer, MS, PhD, JD, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and Jon Merz, MBA, PhD, JD, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The University of Pennsylvania
Presented by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Medicine, Ethics, and the Law.
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Monday, April 7th | 6:30pm
A Performance of Peter Pryor’s Beautiful Boy
This first play by actor/director Pete Pryor earned him an Independence Fellowship. At around 18 months of age, Pete’s son was diagnosed with ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder. This intimate impressionistic piece follows a family on its journey from the fearful time of the diagnosis to the finding of an approach and a home program. Scenes of a father dealing with work, travel, and the myriad of therapeutic approaches are intercut with glimpses of his family’s life and a look at the community that helps his son. It is a piece full of life, humor, and deep love.
About the Production: Pete Pryor, Associate Artistic Director, People’s Light & Theatre Company;
Samantha Bellomo, Resident Director, People’s Light & Theatre Company
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Sponsored by the College and its Section on Medicine and the Arts.
Thursday, April 10th | 6:30pm
On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
From the author of the enormous #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive and discover our world. Alexandra Horowitz’s brilliant On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary. On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s former president Dr. Bennett Lorber. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. Horowitz is charmingly adept at explaining the mysteries of human perception. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to see—if only we would really look. Horowitz’s On Looking confirms her place as one of today’s most illuminating observers of our infinitely complex world.
The relevance of this to medicine and medical education will become clear when you join us for a journey through On Looking with Dr. Horowitz who will be joined by Dr. Bennett Lorber, 60th President of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Thomas M. Durant Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, and a professional painter.
Speakers: Alexandra Horowitz, MS, PhD and Bennett Lorber, MD, MACP, FCPP
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