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Survive & Thrive: Start with the Heart Conference and Festival
Take Heart Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota SCA Survivor Network, St. Cloud SCA Survivor Network,Visual Arts Minnesota
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM (CDT)
St Cloud, MN
A Conference and Arts Festival for Heart Health and Medical
The Survive & Thrive Conference and Festival is a combination of:
- Emergency Medical Services
- Medical and wellness conference with research and best practices updates
- Medical Humanities and restorative therapies such as Narrative Medicine
The academic, scientific, and artistic are all needed to understand the heart and healing in general. Thus, the conference is dedicatted to blending and integrating the scientific and aesthetic experiences. The conference and festival will feature many events that demonstarate this integration. A play, concerts, poetry readings, and art displays will be featured along with scientific demonstrations, CPR instruction, and best practices of EMS.
The primary focus of the event is on the survivors, caregivers, families, and those who were lost to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and their families. Between 300 and 350 thousand people die of SCA every year in the United States. Yet, it is rare that an event focus on awareness of SCA and the actions we can take to increase the odds of survival and enable the survivors to thrive. Accordingly, the program inclues academic presentations for Medical, Art, Music, Writing, Theater, Film, and workshops in Medical Humanities, CPR, and EMS.
We are dedicated to improving the odds of survival and of living well through education about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We are committed to engendering and facilitating restorative therapies for the sick and injured, their caretakers, families, and medical professionals. Welcome to all who are dedicated to saving lives and the aesthetic experience in healing.
Schedule of Events
Timing of individual sessions is tentative and may change.
|Friday October 26 2012||Saturday October 27 2012|
|7:00 am||Check-In and Breakfast||8:00 am||Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Welcome||9:15 am||Featured Speaker|
|9:15 am||Session 1||10:45 am||Session 5|
|10:30 am||Session 2||12:00 pm||Lunch|
|11:30 am||Lunch||1:15 pm||Session 6|
|12:15 pm||Keynote Address||2:45 pm||Session 7|
|1:30 pm||Session 3||4:15 pm||Panel Joining All Threads|
|3:00 pm||Session 4||6:30 pm||Closing Talk and Performance|
|4:30 pm||Reception Dinner and Survivors Celebration||9:30 pm||Expansive Entertainment Event|
|7:00 pm||Thriving Hearts Club Band Concert|
Featured Sessions and Keynotes
Keynote Address by Dr. Keith Lurie, M.D.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Panel Discussion on Bioethics, Race, Gender, and the Science of Storytelling
The Life of Healers - Workshop joining medical professionals, medical students and pre-med hopefuls
Dr. Audrey Shafer - Address centering on medical humanities and its application to trauma
Readings and workshops by Jimmy Santiago Baca, author of A Place to Stand and many other works
Care for Caregivers - Conversation focusing on the experiences of survivors' caregivers, with emphasis on understanding and adaptation
Jason Lewis - Discussion about practicing the arts and writing in medicine
Dr. Inmaculada De Melo-Martin will speak from her background in bioethics, genetics and philosophy
An All-Day CPR Training Drive, staffed by EMS Professionals and Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivors