CFA: Eighth Annual Medical Humanities Conference Western Michigan University September 20-21, 2018

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September 20, 2018 to September 21, 2018
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Public Health, Social Sciences

The eighth annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference (September 20-21, 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 be submitted electronically by April 28 in either .doc/.docx or .pdf format to

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 May 28; conference registration will be required of all presenters.

We are committed to making the conference as accessible as possible. In order to achieve this aim, please include a separate document with your name and any access-related information you wish us to know. It will be shared solely with the organizers.

Contact Info: 

John Minser or David Charleton