February 26
Saint Louis University — Medical Center
6:00 - 7:00pmOPENING SESSION

Pitlyk Auditorium, Learning Resources Center, Medical Center
Welcome Remarks by Philip Alderson, Saint Louis University, School of Medicine
Session Chair: Patrick McCarthy, Saint Louis University

An Updated Census of the 1st Edition (1543) and 2nd Edition (1555) of Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica in the USA
Stephen N. Joffe, MD FACS FRCS (Edin,Glas) FCS (SA)
Vesalius Continuum, A Case Study
Pascale Pollier, artem medicalis, AEIMS, BIOMAB
Body Preservation and Modern Medical Education
Gregory S. Smith, Saint Louis University

7:00 - 9:00pmWelcome Reception and Tours of Simulation Labs

Lower Level, Learning Resources Center
*The Welcome Reception is sponsored by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Joffe

Ars Anatomica: A Medical Fantasia by Leonard Baskin
Gallery Exhibit, Medical Center Library


February 27
Saint Louis University — Frost Campus
John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis 63108
Young Hall, 3839 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis 63108
8:00 - 9:00amREGISTRATION/BREAKFAST

John Cook School of Business, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium (lower level)
Publishers’ Exhibit Hall open 8:00am-5:30pm [DuBourg - Grand Hall]

8:45amCONFERENCE WELCOME

Fr. Michael Barber, SJ, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University

9:00amSESSION 1 - Public Dissections as Spectacle in Early Modern Europe

John Cook School of Business, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium (lower level)
Session Chair: Anne Stiles, Saint Louis University

Vesalius, Vivisection and Visual Resurrection
Andrea Carlino, University of Geneva
Vesalius and the Work of the Hands
Cynthia Klestinec, University of Miami Ohio

10:30amCOFFEE BREAK
11:00amSESSION 2 - Discovery and Deconstruction of the Body: Cultural Contexts of the Fabrica

John Cook School of Business, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium (lower level)
Session Chair: Sara van den Berg, Saint Louis University

“But yet the Body is his Book:” Books of the body after Vesalius
Jonathan Sawday, Saint Louis University
CAETERA MORTIS ERUNT: Everything Else Belongs to Death
Glenn Harcourt, Independent Scholar

12:30amLUNCH BREAK

Lunch at Saint Louis University – Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall

*Shuttle service from DuBourg Hall to Young Hall (shuttle begins at 1:30pm)

2:00pmSESSION 3 - Mapping the Interior: 3D Anatomy Demonstration

Young Hall Auditorium
by Solomon Segal, MD
*Session 3 is sponsored by the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society

3:30pmCOFFEE BREAK
4:00pmKEYNOTE ADDRESS

Young Hall Auditorium
Introduction by: Stephen N. Joffe, MD FACS FRCS (Edin,Glas) FCS (SA)

Creating the New Fabrica
Daniel Garrison, Northwestern Unviersity, and Malcolm Hast, Northwestern University

*Shuttle service from Young Hall to Pius XII Library (shuttle begins at 5:45pm)

6:00 - 7:30pmRECEPTION*

Pius XII Memorial Library – 2nd floor/TBD
*The Keynote Reception is sponsored by Pius XII Memorial Library

The Anatomist: Medical Satire in Early Modern Print and Performance
Gallery Exhibit

8:00 - 9:00pmReading of The Anatomist by Edward Ravenscroft (1696)

Xavier Hall – The Studio Theater
Note: Admission is free. Seating is limited - first come, first serve. The reading runs approximately 60 minutes.
*The Reading is sponsored by the generosity of the Saint Louis Theatre Program, Department of Fine and Performing Arts.


February 28
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
8:00amREGISTRATION/BREAKFAST

EPNEC Center

8:45amOPENING REMARKS

Thomas Woolsey, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Mark Stephen Wrighton, PhD, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Holden Thorp, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

9:00amSESSION 4 - Anatomical Specimens in the Early Modern Period

EPNEC Center
Session Chair: Amy Eisen Cislo, Washington University in St. Louis

Re-casting the Vesalian Dissection Scene: Wax Anatomical Figures of the Italian Enlightenment
Rebecca Messbarger, Washington University in St. Louis
From the Anatomical Theatre to the Anatomical Venus: The Intersection of Entertainment and Edification in Public Anatomies
Joanna Ebenstein, Morbid Anatomy Museum

10:30amCOFFEE BREAK
11:00amSESSION 5 - From the Renaissance to the Present: 19th and 21st Century Anatomical Imagery

EPNEC Center
Session Chair: Elisabeth Brander, Bernard Becker Medical Library

The apotheosis of the dissected plate: Spectacles of layering and transparency in 19th- and 20th-century anatomy
Michael Sappol, National Library of Medicine
Visualizing the Human Body Using Modern Imaging Techniques
R. Gilbert Jost, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

12:30amLUNCH BREAK
2:00pmSESSION 6 - Small Sessions

Becker Medical Library

Suzanne Karr Schmidt – Rare Books
Marisa Anne Bass – Rare Books
Jane Phillips Conroy and Glenn Conroy – Tour of Anatomy Labs

*Note: Sign-up sheets are available at registration. Space in some sections is limited.

3:30pmBREAK
4:15pmKEYNOTE ADDRESS

EPNEC Center
Introduction by: Rebecca Messbarger, Washington University in St. Louis

The Body in the Book: the Fabrica and the Epitome (1543)
Sachiko Kusukawa, Cambridge University

5:45 - 7:30pmRECEPTION

EPNEC Center