Kick-off of the Narrative Future of Health Care conference, King’s College London – Guy’s Hospital Campus

The first ‘A Narrative Future for Health Care’ conference, co-sponsored by the
Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London, the Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, NY and the Wellcome Trust is taking place now at King’s Guy’s Hospital Campus in London, June 19-21, 2013.

Inaugural Reception at the Wellcome Library

Inaugural Reception at Wellcome Library

This conference marks the profile of narrative studies in relation to medicine internationally, and aims to form a world-wide clearing house to bring together scholars and clinicians committed to a narratively fortified health service. With mature work taking place throughout the Americas, UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia, an international network is needed to intensify our work, to identify colleagues, to broaden the reach of this work, and to learn from one another. The conference marks the official launch of the International Network for Narrative Medicine.

The two-and-a-half day conference is structured with one plenary lecture per half-day and concurrent break-out sessions for workshops or paper sessions complementing the plenary sessions. The conference will thread a number of intensive small group workshops through the duration of the conference for participants who elect to participate in such training. These groups will meet during one part of the break-out session schedule, enabling participants also to take part in some of the parallel sessions.

Inaugural Reception at the Wellcome Library

Inaugural Reception at the Wellcome Library

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Catherine Belling
Havi Carel
Peter Carey
Arthur Frank
Ann Jurecic
John Launer
David Small

General Chairs
Brian Hurwitz, MD
Rita Charon, MD, PhD
Maura Spiegel, PhD
Nellie Hermann, MFA
Neil Vickers, DPhil
James Whitehead, PhD

A full program of the conference can be accessed here.

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