Join the Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter of STC and George Mason University for the April First Friday lunch with special guest speaker Dr. Kirk St.Amant.
Health, Medicine, and Design in Global Contexts.
Dr. St.Amant will lead an informal discussion and question and answer period on current issues in health and medical communication as they relate to usability and design issues in global contexts.
Lunch for this event is free. It is being provided by the GMU chapter of STC. Please purchase a general admission ticket to RSVP.
The lunch venue is the Mason Club at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus.
Attendees are responsible for paying for their own parking. Make sure that you pay for your parking at one of the kiosks at the deck entrance before attending the event. Parking is $3/hour.
—Exit the front of the garage, toward Patriot Circle. Cross the street, walking toward the Hampton Roads building.
—Pilot House/the Mason Club is in the back of Hampton Roads; follow the walkway through the Hampton Roads buildings, and Pilot House/the Mason Club will be behind the building, to the left.
—See the map below for more details.
Kirk St.Amant, an STC Fellow, is a Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University (USA) and an Adjunct Professor of International Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick (Ireland). His main research interests are international communication and information design for global audiences with a focus on the globalization of online education and health and medical communication for international audiences. Kirk has taught online and hybrid courses in technical communication and in writing for universities in Belize, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Qatar, Ukraine, and the United States, and he also works as a consultant in online education and training for educational institutions, companies, and non-profit organizations in the US and abroad. In this role, he has worked for clients such as the non-profit Humanitarian Demining Information Center (HDIC) and the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
He currently coordinates the Usability Center and the Health and Medical Communication Initiative at Louisiana Tech University, and he is engaged in interdisciplinary research projects involving the development of new biomedical engineering technologies to treat epilepsy (the multi-state Neuronal Network in Epilepsy and Memory/NeuroNEM Research Team), the development of information graphics to share health and medical information with refugee populations (the Ireland-based HSE Working Group), and the development of multimedia materials for teaching visual literacy to international students online (the EU-based Vili/Visual-Video Literacies Project).