San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis" exhibition by Anna Dumitriu will culminate in a fascinating and accessible multidisciplinary symposium on World TB day 2014 bringing together the project team and advisers to tell stories of their own relationships to the disease across art, science, ethics and healthcare, with opportunities for debate and discussion.
10:30 Registration and coffee
11:00 Introduction by Irini Papadimitriou (curator of the exhibition).
11:10 Anna Dumitriu (Artist who created “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis) will discuss the project and the inspiration behind this new body of work.
11:40 Dr John Paul (UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project, and long term collaborator with Anna Dumitriu) will discuss the place of TB in the natural history of bacteria and how whole genome sequencing of bacteria is revolutionising our understanding of the disease through the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project.
12:40 Professor Melanie Newport (Professor in Infectious Diseases & Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School) will speak about the latest research into TB in global medicine.
13:00 Panel discussion and questions
14:30 Dr Simon Park (Microbiologist and Artist, University of Surrey, one of the ‘Open Lab’ workshop leaders, and a collaborator with Anna Dumitriu) will discuss his own artistic research.
15:00 Dr Simon Hall (Medical Doctor and Artist) will discuss the role of art in communicating issues in medicine and how this can be used in the medical training.
15:30 Dr Carole Reeves (Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies, University College London) will speak about her research into the stories of The Children of Craig-y-nos and her investigation of a lost Tuberculosis treatment.
16:00 Lynn Stevens from Target Tuberculosis (a charity providing treatment, care and support in Africa and Asia) will discuss the challenges they face in developing countries and their perspectives on the exhibition.
16:30 Panel discussion and questions
17:00 The event will be followed by a drinks reception and a final chance to view the exhibition.
The nominal ticket price of £10 covers refreshments during the day and includes a donation to Target Tuberculosis, if you can give more to this incredible charity for their stunning work then please choose the donation ticket and give as much as you can. In cases of hardship contact the organiser and the fee can be waived. Please print and bring your ticket.
See more about the exhibition here.
The project is made in collaboration with the UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project and funded by The Wellcome Trust.