2019 Schedule

Thursday, June 20th
Thursday, June 20th
3:30pm–04:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Can Science Be Trusted? Findings from the Wellcome Global Monitor Report

More than 140,000 people from more than 140 countries have told researchers just what they think and feel about science and key health challenges, such as vaccinations. Wellcome is releasing the findings for the first time at Aspen Ideas: Health. The largest such survey to date cuts across language, culture, and literacy levels to reveal how much people trust science, whether they feel it benefits...

Paepcke Auditorium — Festival Previews
7:30pm–09:00pm MDT
2019 Health
Dear Evan Hansen: Broadway and Mental Health

Can a Broadway musical actually help destigmatize and further the mental health conversation in our culture? The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has proven that the answer is yes – doing just that through sensitive storytelling on stage and the cast and crew's work with mental health not-for-profits off stage. In this panel, Dr. Harold Koplewicz, president and medical director of the C...

Paepcke Auditorium — Evening Session
Friday, June 21st
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Musical Genius and Mental Illness: What’s the Link?

Research supports the idea that creatives of all types are over-represented in the population dealing with mood disorders and other psychiatric challenges. Certainly some of the world’s greatest musical masterpieces were composed by musicians who struggled with mental illness. Was it a source of inspiration for their creativity, or did they turn to art to help them heal? Richard Kogan, a psychiatr...

Paepcke Auditorium — Breakout
7:00pm–09:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Ask Dr. Ruth (Film and Discussion)

Almost everyone knows America’s most famous sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, now past 90. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex education, Dr. Ruth has transformed both public and private conversations around sexuality. Fewer people know about her early years as a Holocaust survivor and then a machine gunner in the Israeli army. Following a film screeni...

Paepcke Auditorium — Evening Session
Saturday, June 22nd
7:00pm–09:30pm MDT
2019 Health
At the Heart of Gold (Film and Discussion)

For more than two decades, Dr. Larry Nassar was the physician for the US women’s Olympic gymnastics team – and a serial sexual abuser who chalked up hundreds of victims. Director Erin Lee Carr’s powerful documentary, with its brave testimonials from athletes at the center of the story, reveals a dangerous system that prioritizes winning above all. Based on years of research and interviews with doz...

Paepcke Auditorium — Evening Session
Sunday, June 23rd
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
Soothing Sounds in the Hospital

Alarms, intercoms, monitors, and other life-saving hospital equipment batter patients and clinicians alike with noise around the clock. The impact of that cacophony may be hard to measure, but it’s a fair bet that it doesn’t promote well-being. What if the auditory experience in hospitals was more than an assault on the ears? Redesigning the soundscape to make medical equipment more harmonious, ta...

Paepcke Auditorium — Plenary Session
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