Transatlantic Connections 3: How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine

Tara Jenner's picture
January 14, 2016
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, Humanities, Public Health, Communication, Literature

Please join us on January 14th, 2016 for a day of fantastic and relevant medical humanities presentations during Transatlantic Connections 3.

The Drew Transatlantic Connections 3 Conference will take place in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland from Wednesday January 13th - Sunday January 17th 2016.Drew University returns to Bundoran, Co. Donegal for the third year. The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique event, which gathers together academics, experts and local guests  to discuss the connections between Ireland, the US and the world, in aninterdisciplinary context. The Transatlantic Connections Conference is  hosted by The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland
which is based in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. The conference begins on the evening of January 13th, with a welcome by Congressman Bruce Morrison. This will be followed by a Keynote address by Professor Christine Kinealy, and music by The Henry Girls. 

From Thursday January 14th through to Saturday January 16th, there are a range of panels and cultural workshops which explore a variety of topics, including Peace Studies, Diaspora Studies, Literature, Medical Humanities, Music, Creative Arts, Surf Culture, Multi-Media, Irish Language and History. 

Here is the lineup for Thursday, January 14th.


9-10.30 A.M. | MEDICAL HUMANITIES | Chair: Dr. Philip Scibilia 
Christine Chiosi                   Illness as a Foreign Territory
Tara Jenner                        Birthing Understanding: The Female Experience of Infertility
Maria Lupo                         Healing Arts Program within a Medical System
11-12.30 P.M. | MEDICAL HUMANITIES | Chair: Dr. Philip Scibilia
Francis  Kewene                 Verbatim Theatre:  its potential use within an undergraduate medical curriculum
Lise Cooper                        Changing the Landscape: Volunteer Retired Nurses Add Innovation to Patient Care
Jessica  Nickrand                Educating the Public in Medical Humanities:  Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy  
                                            Issues in Science and Technology

1-4.30 P.M.  |The transgenerational impact of the trauma of the Troubles on mental health and suicide in Northern Ireland.                                

Professor Brendan Bunting 
Professor Ciaran Mulholland 
Mr. David Bolton 
Professor Jonathan Golden
Dr. Philip Scibilia
Dr. Sam Murphy
Dr. Cherie Armour
Professor Siobhan O'Neill 

Additional conference points of interest include:

Our keynote lectures include the following speakers;
Thursday January 14th Mike Nesbitt MLA, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party
Friday January 15th Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe Journalist
Saturday January 16th, Turtle Bunbury Irish Historian. 

Other special guests include author Michael Patrick MacDonald, author Elizabeth Osta, Professor Liam Kennedy, musicians Janet Harbison and Charlie Lennon, and many more interesting and informed people. 

Entertainment each evening will be provided by a superb array of performers, including The Henry GirlsJohnny Gallagher and the Big Box Ceili Band, Erdini, Charlie Lennon, Janet Harbison and many more. On Thursday  night, we have a special event The Border Music Lounge, which explores the music of Irish Communities on either side of the border. On Friday evening, we invite you to the Creative Arts Lounge, featuring many gifted artists, writers and musicians. 

On Saturday January 16th, History Ireland's Tommy Graham will conduct a Hedge School on the topic of Diaspora. Speakers include Professor Liam Kennedy, Professor Barbara Franz, Professor Mary Hickman, Michael O hEanaigh and Kevin Cullen. 

Contact Info: 

Tara Jenner

Conference Co-Chair

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