Deadline: May 15, 2018

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John Minser

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General Description:

The eighth annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference (September 13-14, 2018) is seeking abstract submissions that showcase innovative approaches to the arts, languages, and philosophies that guide society in a rapidly changing medical landscape. This gathering is convened yearly to discuss perspectives on the intersection of the practice of the humanities and the practice of medicine.

It has become a commonplace that medicine is as much art as science, as much about curing the patient as curing the disease. But it is precisely in these points of intersection that inspiration occurs and healing happens. We are seeking presentations, workshops, and panels involving history of medicine, arts in medicine, health narratives, medical ethics, medical anthropology, religious approaches to health, health education, and conceptions of wellness, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to the medical humanities.

Submissions should include name, department/institutional affiliation, project title, and an abstract not to exceed 500 words. Proposals should besubmitted electronically by May 15 in either .doc/.docx or .pdf format to medical-humanities@wmich.edu.

Please indicate which theme the abstract falls under (e.g., philosophy/ethics, clinical practice, religion, conceptual or empirical research. performance/visual arts, history, etc.) Accepted presentations will be notified by June 1; conference registration will be required of all presenters.

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