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Auditorium Presentations

Update on 10/15/2020: At this time we do not know when AIMS will be able to resume large group auditorium presentations  on the SLU campus. We are required to comply with all COVID-19 regulations set by the state, city, and University, as well any requirements schools would have for their students to travel, and at this time we do not have a timeline for re-opening these programs.  This page will be updated once we have more information. Please contact Ray Vollmer at raymond.vollmer@health.slu.edu or 314-977-7377 with questions. 

For the 2020-21 school year AIMS will be offering Virtual Field Trips (Distance Learning programs) in human anatomy and medicine open to schools across the US and Canada. Please see our Distance Learning page for more information. 

Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) auditorium presentations take place in a 400-seat theater with a 17-foot high definition screen at Paul A. Young Hall on the Saint Louis University campus.

Students view human specimens in a "larger-than-life" setting as they develop an understanding of the structure and function of vital organs. All programs are presented by local health care professionals from different medical specialties.

Grade level: Middle school to high school students
Program format: Auditorium participatory presentation
Program length: 90 minutes
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Fees

  • $6/student if attending auditorium presentation only
  • $21/student for the auditorium presentation plus one hands-on activity (cadave demonstration or dissection) following the presentation

Teachers have the option to schedule a cadaver demonstration or a dissection immediately following any of the auditorium presentations. 

2019-2020 Auditorium Schedule Example

This page will be updated with the 2020-21 schedule when we have more information. 

All auditorium presentations are from 9-10:30 a.m. Optional hands-on programs are scheduled from either 11am-12 p.m. or 12:30-1:30 p.m.  

  • October 16, 2019 – Demonstration of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Surgical Procedure
    Dr. Michael Williams will use cadaver specimen on stage and go through the process of the  aortic aneurysm repair. 
    Dissection of the Day: Pig Heart
  • November 6, 2019 – The Human Brain/Central Nervous System
    Dissection of the day: Sheep Brain
  • December 3, 2019 – Forensic Science/Autopsy ** (recommended for HS Jr/Sr due to content)
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart
  • January 15, 2020 – The Human Reproductive System** (recommended for HS Jr/Sr)
    Dissection of the day: Sheep Brain
  • January 27, 2020 – Demonstration of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Surgical Procedure
    Dr. Michael Williams will use cadaver specimen on stage and go through the process of the
    aortic aneurysm repair. 
    Dissection of the Day: Pig Heart
  • February 05, 2020 – How the Body Works: A Study of Human Organs & Systems* (recommended for middle school ages)
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart
  • February 19, 2020– The Human Brain/Central Nervous System
    Dissection of the day: Sheep Brain 
  • March 10, 2020– Sports Medicine: Structure and Injury to the Muscles, Bones and Joints
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart 
  • March 24, 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19) – Forensic Science /Autopsy ** (recommended for HS Jr/Sr due to content)
    Dissection of the day: Sheep Brain 
  • April 7, 2020 (canceled) – The Human Reproductive System ** (recommended for HS Jr/Sr)
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart 
  • April 16, 2020 (canceled) – How the Body Works: A Study of Human Organs & Systems* (recommended for middle school ages)
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart 
  • April 28, 2020 (canceled) – Demonstration of Heart Transplant Surgery (In honor of organ donation month)
    Dissection of the day: Pig Heart