Exchanges: Hard to Swallow

Presented by the Global Center for Health Innovation and
Case Western Reserve University Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum


Tuesday April 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114 

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Fred DeGrandis and Brandy Schillace, PhD 
Global Center for Health Innovation 


Parking is convenient and accessible to the Global Center at the Memorial Garage on St. Clair Avenue and at the Huntington Garage,101 Lakeside Avenue, just behind the Global Center. Due to the Hilton construction, the entrance to the Huntington Garage is located at 1085 W 3rd Street. Average parking rate is $8.00. Click on the link below for more parking information. Global Center Parking

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On Tuesday, April 12, join us for “Hard to Swallow,” a short 15 minute talk by author, historian, and TEDx speaker Brandy Schillace, who will share the history of diagnostic technology and “seeing” inside the body. The program will discuss the evolution of technology, from the history of anatomy to the advent of devices that allowed doctors to “see” inside the living. From stethoscopes to electrocardiograms, x-ray to endoscopy, we’ll learn how tools have changed our method of diagnosis and by extension treating disease.

Joining the conversation are panelists...

  • Chris Kaye, VP Technical Innovations, US Endoscopy
  • Jerry Chiappone, Senior Clinical Research and New Product Development Specialist, US Endoscopy
  • Dr. Ronnie Fass, Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Head, Esophageal & Swallowing Center, The MetroHealth System
  • Dr. John Vargo, MPH, Gastroenterologist and Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic

...who will discuss the present and future of GI / endoscopy innovation. 

We’ll finish our program with a public forum to share ideas and insights on this exciting healthcare topic. Let your voice be heard at "Exchanges."


This lecture event will be held downtown at the Global Center for Health Innovation. The Global Center is located at 1 St. Clair Avenue NE, just across the street from the Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

Refreshments will be served including light appetizers, and water, soft drinks, coffee, wine and craft brews from Market Garden Brewery. Each guest receives one complimentary drink ticket for wine or beer. 

Please note this event will be videotaped.

Thank You for Your Interest and Participation

 This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Seating is limited and registration is required. 
We look forward to seeing you on April 12.

What is Exchanges?

Exchanges is an evening program to spark discovery, learning and discussion about the past, present and future of science and medicine.

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