It's been almost eight years since the last episode of E.R. aired, which means your anatomical education is in a state of dramatic decline. Remedy that, or win at supper party Top Trumps by booking a table at Dissection & Dinner (our name). Take in the live dissection of VIVIT — a semi-synthetic human cadaver that houses freshly harvested real organs of swine origin, due to the similarity in size and structure to human anatomy. To commence the procedure, anatomist and teacher, Samuel Piri, will dissect the inside of the head and jaw revealing the brain and spinal cord, before working through the thoracic cavity, explaining what keeps us alive, as well as what happens during death and disease. Samples will be prepped for (thankfully optional) handling by the audience, before small group discussions. You'll also get two courses before the dissection, though that's probably a little besides the point. The first date has sold out but you can get a spot at the February 19 edition. More
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