Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

April 12, 13, 14, 2013

Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology

Seminar Schedule

Venue for All Sessions: Woodwards/Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Keynote Session in Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Saturday and Sunday Seminar Sessions in Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Center


Friday April 12, 2013 – Registration Opens at 5:00 pm

Text Box: Friday April 12, 2013 – Keynote Address

6:00 pm                 “Reassessing Embodiment in the Era of the Epigenome”

Margaret Lock (McGill University)


Text Box: Saturday April 13, 2013 – Seminar Day 1

9:00 am                 Welcome / Opening Remarks


9:10-9:50              “Epidemiological Citizenship: The Life History of a Large-Scale Intervention in South India”

Robert Lorway (University of Manitoba)

9:50-10:20           Discussion of First Paper


10:20-10:50 am  Coffee break


10:50-11:30          “Intervals of Confidence: Uncertain Accounts of Hunger, Weight, and Global Health”

                                    Emily Yates-Doerr (University of Washington)

11:30-12:00          Discussion of Second Paper


12:00-1:30            Lunch (on your own)


1:30-2:10              “Before and After Return: Repatriating Indigenous DNA in a Genomic Age”

                                    Amy Hinterberger (University of Oxford)

2:10-2:40              Discussion of Third Paper


2:40-3:20             “Anthropology and Insurance: Hidden Histories and Possible Futures”

                                    Robert Frey (Columbia University)

3:20-3:50              Discussion of Fourth Paper


3:50-4:20              Coffee break


4:20-5:00             “Attaching to Plastic: Exploring the Use of Simulation-based Training in Nursing Education”

                                    Anne Katrine B. Soffer (Aarhus University)

5:00-5:30             Discussion of Fifth Paper


 Text Box:  Sunday April 14, 2013 – Seminar Day 2 (Half Day)

8:30-9:00 am      Coffee/Tea/Light Breakfast


9:00-9:40             “Discourse on the Fringe: Knowledge Production at the Borders of Medical Anthropology and Performance Studies -HIV/AIDS Theatre in South Africa”

Jessica S. Ruthven (Washington University in St. Louis)

9:40-10:10            Discussion of Sixth Paper


10:10-10:50          “Domestic Disturbances: Families, Young-Onset Dementia, and the Remaking of Domestic Space”

Aaron Seaman (University of Chicago)

10:50-11:20          Discussion of Seventh Paper


11:20-11:35 am    Pit Stop Break


11:35-12:15           “'Pensando Mucho' ("Thinking too much"): Uncertainty and Distress among Grandmothers in Nicaraguan Transnational Families”

Kristin Elizabeth Yarris (University of Oregon)

12:15-12:45           Discussion of Eighth Paper


12:45                        Closing Remarks


1:00                          Seminar End & Departure