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The conference was organised by the Association for Medical Humanities (AMH) and the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria (MUS). The conference provided a highly interdisciplinary platform for a diversity of perspectives and inquiries into the concepts of health and wellbeing by bringing the arts into conversation with health, community and development.

Papers on the following topics were encouraged:
• History of medicine and healthcare • Medical ethics • Medical anthropology
• Literature, poetry and medicine • Visual and performed arts and the body
• Representations of illness and treatment • Communication in health care
• Religious/spiritual perspectives on health • Sociology of medicine
• The caregiver/patient relationship • Healthcare architecture and
design • Disability studies • Medicine and the law
• Globalisation and healthcare practices

Contact and information:
Dr Vassilka Nikolova, lead organiser: