Call for Papers
The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its fifth annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, November 6, 2009 for consideration. The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present. This conference encourages interdisciplinary work. Special consideration this year will be given to topics that address women’s health and the urban environment.
The 2010 conference will differ slightly from years past. We are pleased to join with the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI). ICOWHI’s 18th Congress on women’s health issues, titled “Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives” will take place April 7th to the 10th 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Hospital’s History of Women’s Health Conference will be a pre-conference elective for anyone attending the ICOWHI Congress. As always, the Pennsylvania Hospital History of Women’s Health Conference is open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the history or present state of women’s health. The fifth annual conference will begin at 7:30am with our keynote and conclude at noon. A continental breakfast will follow the keynote. A short tour of historic Pine Building will be offered at the conclusion of the conference. CEU’s will be offered again.
Our keynote speaker will be Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. As the Director of the Office of the Americas within the Office of the Secretary, Office of Global Health Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Correa oversees the development of major research and global health initiatives in partnership with Ministries of Health in the Americas region on topics of relevance and common interest including women’s health issues. Dr. Correa-de-Araujo’s presentation will be Cities and Women’s Health: A Global Perspective on Equality Across Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Age and Disability Status.
Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, is a 515-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution. For more information please visit our web site at http://pennhealth.com/pahosp/
The Archives of the Pennsylvania Hospital have been gathered for 255 years – an almost unbroken series since 1751. The Archives consists of administration and financial records, patient files, photographs and other visual materials, personal papers of hospital practitioners, and artifacts, as well as the records of the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and affiliates absorbed by Pennsylvania Hospital. It is a unique resource for scholars interested in the history of hospital development, mental health care, medicine, architecture and genealogy. For more on our collections or the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, please visit http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/
Please e-mail your one to two page proposals/abstracts to:
Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist,
Stacey C Peeples
3 Pine East, 800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 829-5434 (v)
(215) 829-7155 (f)
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