A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA Welcomes
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and Author Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Monday, April 23, 2012
(ATLANTA – April 4, 2012) The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) welcomes CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and Author Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a special Page from the Book Festival author event on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 7:30 pm. Gupta will present his new book, Monday Mornings, a novel that follows the lives of five surgeons who must confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at Monday morning’s Morbidity & Mortality (known as M & M) meetings. Gupta appears as part of a special “Upfront & Unscripted” program featuring CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, with an introduction by Jeff Dauler from Q100’s The Bert Show. The event will be held at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Tickets are available on-line at atlantajcc.org or through the MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4005.
About Monday Mornings
Every time surgeons operate, they’re betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they’re wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the M & M conference. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.
Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn – through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you’re lucky, you have a chance at redemption.
About Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program, Sanjay Gupta, MD. Gupta also contributes to CNN.com and CNNHealth.com. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS, and other areas. Monday Mornings is Gupta’s first novel and third book.
About the Book Festival of the Marcus JCC of Atlanta
Heralded by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “Atlanta’s major literary event,” the Book Festival of the MJCCA (which takes place annually, in November) and the MJCCA’s (year-round) Page From the Book Festival events are some of the most prominent and well-known in the country, and are attended annually by more than 10,000 visitors. Over the years, the MJCCA’s Book Festival has featured Pulitzer Prize winners, bestselling and up-and-coming authors, as well as nationally celebrated talent.
About the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), The Center of the Community, is committed to strengthening the quality of life in Atlanta and is recognized as one of the most highly-regarded community centers nationally. From preschoolers and adolescents to young adults and seniors, the MJCCA offers unique and engaging programs, events, and services for every member of the community.
Ticket Prices & Contact Information for Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Presentation
This special event is open to the community, and will take place at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). Tickets are on sale now. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.
Individual Tickets: Member: $15 / Non-Member: $22
Ticket and Book: Member: $35 / Non-Member: $42