JOF Celebrates 21st Anniversary with Second Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala

Check out photos of 2019 and past events here!

On November 3, 2019, JOF held its very successful Second Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) in Oakland. The afternoon’s emcee was Peter Slabaugh, MD, JOF Medical Director and Board member.

The event featured a warm tribute to JOF co-founder Dr. William S. T. Jackson (1927–2019) and a fascinating keynote by Dr. Stephen Hill about the work of SMU’s Motion Analysis Research Center (The MARC), a premier, interdisciplinary laboratory created for students and faculty to collaborate on evaluation and research related to human motion and kinesiology. Also, 2018 summer student Bradley Filgas, now a senior at San Jose State University and an intern at The MARC this past summer, described the work of his senior project group, which is designing a cosmetically accurate infant hand prostheses with gripping functionality. (Bradley is pictured here with his family, including Michael and Dawn Filgas.)

An additional highlight of the afternoon was the screening of five short films about orthopedic health, completed by JOF summer students as their final project. Student Thomas Webb’s short film, ACL Ligamentization, won the audience prize for “best film.” Other films screened were ACL Injuries, by Ava Schwartz; CrossFit, by Kyueui Kim; How to Prevent Diabetic Amputation, by Andrew Foster; and Osteoporosis, by Pilar Gibson.

JOF principals Kathleen Geier, DNP, and AJ Benham, DNP, presented information about JOF’s three flagship programs, which all benefit from the film festival: the summer Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP), Orthopedic Primary Care 2.0, and Orthopedic Injection Workshops.

We extend special thanks to our partners, The Andreason Group at Morgan Stanley, Canes Silver Supporter; Karl & Kathleen Geier, Peter & Jackie Slabaugh, and Webster Orthopedics, Canes Bronze Supporters; and Ken Anderson, Dolores Beanland, Catherine Matthews (in memory of Delmar Sanders) and Social Change Consulting, Canes Laurel Wreath Supporters. Thanks also to Samuel Merritt University, to JOF Board member Julie Cragholm for her special donation, to Annemarie Henning for art and design, and to Katie Hawkinson for photography.

Watch for news about our Canes Film Festival in 2020!

(Photo included in graphic block by Katie Hawkinson)