Upcoming Peter T. Bohan Lecture

The University of Kansas Medical Center presents

The 72nd Annual Peter T. Bohan Lecture


Susannah Cahalan
author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
School of Nursing Auditorium
Lecture: 12:00 p.m. 
Book signing: 1:15 p.m. 

No RSVP required. Auditorium doors open at 11:30 a.m. and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lunch provided for the first 100 guests in Kansas City. View details for Wichita and Salina

The lecture is also available via streaming and ITV. View options

About the speaker:
Susannah Cahalan is the New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. Her award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Scientific American, BBC's Focus magazine, and Elle. She now is the  New York Post's book editor and is working on a new book about the history of psychiatry, Committed.  

In Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, Cahalan recounts the one day that she woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records-from a month-long hospital stay of which she has no memory-showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier Cahalan had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into her first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post

This is an official event of the KUMC One Book Program.

Last modified: Jan 30, 2018