The History of Medicine Days are an annual two-day Nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary in which undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada and the United States give 10-12minute presentations (with additional discussion time) on the history of medicine and health care. The topic is broadly understood such as to include areas from Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology, Neuroscience, etc. Prizes are awarded and there are associated receptions and an awards banquet.
It is assumed and required that every student presentation provides some original research attempt, new methodological perspective on the topic, and/or visibly critical discussion following from each presenter's engagement with his or her topic. It is certainly possible and encouraged that 2-4 students present work on a related topic which may be included in panel form. An adequate critical discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment on such related papers. We ask, however, that individual presentation and poster abstracts are sent in by only one author and not by multiple authors.
The next History of Medicine Days conference will be held on March 11-12, 2011. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. George Weisz (Cotton-Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at the Department of Social Studies of Medicine) from McGill University, Montreal (Quebec).
For any further information on available stipends and to see the call for papers and other application related materials please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program (www.homhcp.ucalgary.ca). The deadline for abstract submission is January-14, 2011.
Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch
Associate Professor, AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine & Health Care
Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of History
TRW Building Room 3E41
University of Calgary
3280 Hospital Drive N.W.Calgary, AB Canada T2N 4Z6
F: 403-270-7307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.hom.ucalgary.ca/hmd
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