The Bleeding Edge – documentary screening with panel discussion
You are invited to a free community screening of The Bleeding Edge and a panel discussion and Q&A session about medical device injury. The event is organised by Health Consumers NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts.
When: Thursday, 14 March from 10am to 1pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney CBD, Mitchell Theatre Level 1
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&As. Confirmed members of the panel are:
Joanne McCarthy (Journalist reporting on the topic)
Professor Anand Deva (Macquarie University)
Justine Watson (Co-founder of Mesh Injured Australia)
Carmen Huckel Schneider (Menzies Centre for Health Policy)
The screening will end with a light lunch, giving attendees the chance to talk to the panel members and each other.
The Bleeding Edge
In The Bleeding Edge, Academy Award-nominated investigative 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 in the US context. 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 documentary explores Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure, vaginal mesh, the Da Vinci Surgical System, and chrome-cobalt hip-replacements.
Register below to attend the screening (places are limited, first in best dressed)