Please join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” on Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm at UCSF Cole Hall, in the Medical Sciences Building at 513 Parnassus Avenue.
“Escape Fire” takes a hard look at the myriad problems in today’s healthcare system in the United States and offers hopeful solutions, including integrative medicine. Interviewees include three UCSF faculty members: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Peter Carroll and Dr. Dean Ornish, in addition to integrative medicine advocate, Dr. Andrew Weil. One storyline follows Sgt. Robert Yates from his Medevac flight from the battlefield through his recovery from injury and dozens of medications, with the help of such integrative medicine interventions as acupuncture and meditation.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the researchers involved in our ReBoot research study, a collaboration with the San Francisco VA, which will provide mind-body treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with PTSD. The panelists will be co-PIs Margaret Chesney, PhD of the Osher Center and Tom Neylan, MD of the SFVAMC, as well as Gerard Choucroun, MSW, of NCIRE, and will be moderated by KQED reporter Amy Standen.
Although this is a free event, donations will be accepted for Osher Center’s Reboot study. You may also make an online donation.