You’re invited: ‘The Bleeding Edge’ free film screening

March 6, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Join the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine for a free screening of the film “The Bleeding Edge,” followed by a moderated discussion.

In the film, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us?

The panelists include moderator Raymond De Vries, Ph.D.; along with Barry Belmont, Ph.D., biomedical engineering; Jeanne Wright, MICHR; and Laura Cabrera, Ph.D., from the Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University.

The screening and discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18 in the Forum Hall at Palmer Commons (100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor).