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.
The 20th Anniversary History of Medicine Days Conference will see 45 speakers and ten posters on a wide variety of topics in the history of medicine and health care. Themed panels will include: 20th ANNIVERSARY PANEL OF THE CALGARY HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS ANCIENT HISTORY OF MEDICINE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE THALIDOMIDE CATASTROPHE HISTORY OF EUGENICS DISSECTING TEXTS WOMEN, HEALTH and REPRODUCTION HISTORY OF PUBLIC HEALTH PATHOLOGY AND PATHOLOGISTS INSTITUTES and DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION BRAIN, MIND and MINDLESSNESS.
This two-day conference will be held on March 11-12, 2011. The keynote speaker is Dr. George Weisz (Cotton-Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at the Department of Social Studies of Medicine) from McGill University, Montreal (Quebec). His lecture is entitled The Reinvention of Chronic Disease in the 20th Century. For any further information, please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program (www.homhcp.ucalgary.ca).
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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