April 17: Neuro Film Series presents Hilary and Jackie

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013

The Neuro Film Series presents Hilary and Jackie on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Based on Hilary du Pré’s book, A Genius in the Family, the movie chronicles the rise to fame and physical decline of world-renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Du Pré is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which first manifests as dementia, and later results in complete paralysis.

The event will be hosted by Zografos ‘Aki’ Caramanos, a Research Assistant and PhD Student in Dr. Douglas Arnold’s brain imaging lab at The Neuro, where he makes use of magnetic resonance imaging data in order to better understand the relationship between neuropathology and disability in people living with multiple sclerosis. Hana Salaheddine, a multiple sclerosis patient will answer questions about the disease following the film.

Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn). All films take place at: The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (3801 University Street), Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre. For more information contact: debbie.rashcovsky@mcgill.ca or 514-398-6047 or click here.

 

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