Life Science Ethics Movie Night: 'Awakenings'
This event last occurred Jan. 15, 2019
Life Science Ethics presents a screening of "Awakenings," featuring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Eat: Box supper served. RSVP required.
Watch: “Awakenings” (1990), featuring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. This movie explores Dr. Malcolm Sayer’s efforts to treat catatonic individuals who survived an early 20th century encephalitis lethargica epidemic with L-Dopa in 1969. The remarkable initial success of the treatment unfortunately turned out to be short-lived.
Talk: Discuss the film with panelists:
- Dr. James Dennert, psychiatry, private practice
- Professor Janet Neiswander, neuroscience, ASU
- Professor Jason Robert, bioethics, ASU