Events

28th International Papillomavirus Conference

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington led a series of events at the 28th International Papillomavirus Conference held Nov. 30 through Dec. 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She and a group of entertainment industry writers and producers held two panel discussions and a storytelling workshop for medical doctors, researchers and clinicians.

2nd Annual Green Festival

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington delivered a presentation on "Hollywood as a Cultural Catalyst" at the second annual Green Festival in Los Angeles.

2012 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington delivered a presentation at the 2012 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference on Nov. 12 in Sacramento.

Close Encounters at NASA JPL

On a recent morning beneath beautiful blue skies, a bus full of Hollywood writers and producers pulled up to a space-age-looking entry gate, where a sign next to the familiar NASA logo greeted them with the words: “Welcome to Our Universe.”

Entertaining Health: Inspiring Hollywood to Create Stories That Change Lives

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington gave a presentation at the Cause Placement 2012 conference titled “Entertaining Health: Inspiring Hollywood to Create Stories That Change Lives” in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11.

State of the Arts 2012: Amplify!

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington explored the importance of storytelling and the role of the writer in helping to shape the future during a presentation at the "State of the Arts 2012: Amplify!" conference on Sept. 22 in Los Angeles.

13th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2012)

Hollywood, Health & Society’s 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards celebrated the best in entertainment for the social good, recognizing TV storylines that included such serious topics as sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, drug addiction and intervention, and violence against women.

2012 Health Communication Conference: Hollywood and Public Health Join Forces

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington delivered a presentation on engaging TV viewers in stories that can improve their health and well-being at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta on Aug. 9.

I Am a Citizen (and So Can You!): The Art of Great Civic Involvement

Hollywood, Health & Society and the CAA Foundation co-sponsored a panel discussion on the art of being a great citizen on June 27 at the Creative Artists Agency’s Ray Kurtzman Theater in Los Angeles.

World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute: The Power of Story to Bring Global Change

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington delivered a talk June 26 on the power of entertainment storylines to bring about global change, at the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute being held on the USC campus.