Conference 2016 – Greenwich

AMH 2016 University of Greenwich

‘Body Talk: whose language?’
Wed 6th – Fri 8th July

The AMH 2016 Annual Conference will be hosted in London at the famous World Heritage campus of the University of Greenwich. Please visit the conference website to find out more:

The call for papers is now open, and closes on 1st March, 2016.

An opening plenary with Professor Rita Charon (see below) leads an exciting line-up of speakers, including Professor Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Sandra Kemp (Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial College, London) and Dr Satendra Singh (University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi).

The “Submissions” tab of the website contains all the information you need regarding the call for papers, but do please read the “About this Event” section of the homepage before submitting your abstract.

There is an “Early Bird” registration offer which closes on the 15th of April. We suggest that you book accommodation early as there are a limited number of rooms available.

The conference steering committee looks forward to warmly welcoming you to Greenwich.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Rita Charon, Columbia University

Professor Charon’s work in medicine and healthcare has centred on the creation of narrative medicine as a methodology for doctor patient relationships through listening to self and other. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honouring the Stories of Illness and co-editor of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics and Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine. In 2000, Professor Charon founded the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, launching the Narrative Medicine MSc in 2009, the first graduate program of its kind. Director of both the program in humanities and medicine and the clinical skills assessment program, Rita Charon, MD, PhD., developed her innovative new teaching method as a “parallel chart” that brings literature and medicine together to improve the doctor-patient relationship.

Professor Charon’s role in medical education is widely respected and she has been awarded numerous honours. In 1987 she was the first physician to receive Columbia University’s Virginia Kneeland Frantz Award for Outstanding Woman Doctor of the Year. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residence and has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and several private foundations.

Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

About the author: Leo Jauncey