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Tuesday, June 20 • 3:25pm - 3:55pm
#266: BBK Worldwide Innovation Theater: Building a Patient-Centric Mindset through Theatrical Contemplation

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

True Innovation “Theater”, at last! This presentation will draw upon the inherent awe of the arts to discuss creative thinking and its role in creating empathy for people suffering from myriad conditions and the need for science to find a cure. Actor, screenwriter, and director Ron Fassler, who has made his career in the arts while also raising a son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), will share his theatrical and personal perspectives into theatrical arts that deal with social anxiety and ASD. He will be interviewed by Maria Scaros-Mercado, the executive director of a memory-care assisted living facility and board president of a dramatic program for patients and caretakers living with dementia.


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Ron Fassler

Author and Actor, BBK Worldwide
Author of Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, Ron is an actor, writer and director with 38 years of professional credits to his name. Mainly known for his role on the sci-fi cult series Alien Nation, he has guest-starred on nearly a hundred television shows and... Read More →

BBK Worldwide

BBK Worldwide

Tuesday June 20, 2017 3:25pm - 3:55pm CDT
Theater #2 McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  13: InnovTheater, Session