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 21st History of Medicine Days Conference will see 38 speakers and twelve poster presentations on a wide variety of topics in the history of medicine and health care. Themed panels will include: THE BLACK DEATH RECONSIDERED – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH - PERSECTIVES ON NURSING HISTORY - MEDICAL EDUCATION - EPILEPSY, HYSTERIA AND LAUGHTER - HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE, NEUROSURGERY AND SURGERY - MEDICAL PHILOSOPHY - BREAK THROUGHS AND DISASTERS.
There will also be an exhibit of rare books from the Mackie Family Collection in the History of Neuroscience (Health Sciences Library) and objects from the History of Medicine Collection of the Alberta Health Services Archives (Calgary).
This two-day conference will be held on March 9-10, 2012. The keynote speaker is Professor THEODORE M. BROWN (University of Rochester Medical Centre, Rochester, New York, United States). His lecture is entitled “HENRY SIGERIST’S ADVOCACY OF SOCIAL MEDICINE AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE IN NORTH AMERICA, 1932-1947”. 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.homhcp.ucalgary.ca/hmd
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