Explore Medicine’s Creative Side, Oct 18, 2024!

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host the 16th annual conference focusing on the links between medicine and the arts.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host the 17th annual conference focusing on the links between medicine and the arts.  

As we have taken the past year to reflect on the goals of this conference, we are renewing our focus on medical students and the connections between the humanities, arts, and medical education. This focus means there will be a few changes to the structure of the conference:  

  • Conference registration will be at no cost for medical students to attend. We want this conference to be an opportunity for medical students to gather and share ideas without adding to the cost of attending medical school.  
  • The conference will take place on October 18, 2024. This shorter time frame is to make it easier for medical students to attend the conference.  
  • Finally, we are emphasizing student research and student work in the medical humanities.   
  • We look forward to thinking alongside and with medical students this coming fall and beyond.   

We are excited to continue imagining new, robust futures for the health humanities in medical education and beyond, examining questions through research and creative projects. We will continue to feature a refreshing and relaxed atmosphere to take in inspiring presentations from the people working to forge that integration. You’ll leave with a new appreciation not only of your art, but of your work (and even your struggles). 

About the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is among the nation’s premier centers for creative writing, and its programs attract writers from all over the world. A dozen Pulitzer Prize-winners, numerous National Book Award recipients, and four recent US Poet Laureates have attended the University of Iowa. The University is home to the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Iowa Review. It is also home to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the first creative writing degree program in the United States, and the model for contemporary writing programs.  Iowa City itself is a UNESCO City of Literature.

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