25 people chosen to become ‘Brain Surgeons for a Day’ at Swedish
This Friday, 25 individuals from the Seattle area, including 19-year-old Kavav Gupta, of Issaquah, will get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how brain surgeons at Swedish are using the latest research and technology to find and deliver new treatments for brain cancer
WHAT: Greg Foltz, M.D., a brain surgeon from the Ben
and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, will provide a rare opportunity to 25 people
(ranging from ages 15 to 74) on Friday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) by inviting them to become 'Brain Surgeons for a Day.’
Earlier this month, nearly one hundred people entered for the chance to be ‘Brain Surgeons for a Day.’ Due to capacity in clinical spaces at Swedish, 25participants were selected to participate in the event. The participants were
chosen at random from the pool of entrants.
The selected individuals will see how brain surgeons at Swedish are using the latest developments in medical research and technology to find and deliver new
treatments for brain cancer. Participants will:
- Walk away with their own pair of Swedish ‘scrubs,’
just like a surgeon
- Participate in an interactive session with tissue samples
- Take part in a behind-the-scenes tour of a neurosurgery operating room and gain special access and insight to areas of the medical center most visitors do not get a chance to see
- Meet some of the most seasoned and well-respected physicians in the region
- Learn about brain cancer and tumors and what makes them so problematic
At the conclusion of the tour, Dr. Foltz and other local experts will host a question-and-answer lunch program for participants about the daily battle against brain cancer, a disease they hope will be cured one day soon.
WHO: Dr. Greg Foltz and 25 randomly selected individuals (ranging from ages 15 to 74).
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT
WHY: Brain cancer affects more than 22,000 people in the United States each year. It hits people in the prime of their lives with few warning signs orsymptoms and no one knows why. Dr. Foltz hopes the ‘Brain Surgeon for a
Day’ event will inspire participants who attend, and individuals who join the conversation online to support people working on new research and treatments
for brain cancer.
Foundation on the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus
550 17th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122
Media interested in attending the event or interviewing Dr. Foltz should contact Ed Boyle at (206) 295-4867, firstname.lastname@example.org.