Canadian Association for Health Humanities Conference
Creating Space 10: What’s in a Word: Exploring the Multiple Meanings of Humanism in Contemporary Healthcare & Health Professions Education

“Creating Space was launched in 2010 with a desire to ‘take the pulse of our shared work from multiple disciplines…as they intersect with health-care experiences in various settings’. In the years that have followed, the conference has annually brought together artists, writers, scholars, clinicians, activists, students and many others to consider the intersections of arts, humanities, and social science (AHSS) disciplines with medical sciences and health professions education. Ten years on, it is clear that that pulse is stronger than ever. From coast to coast to coast, ideas are circulating, dialogues are unfolding, and innovation and scholarship are changing health professions education. As perhaps the latest sign that the health humanities have arrived in force, the 2020 Canadian Conference on Medical Education’s (CCME) theme is ‘weaving humanism into medical education’. The timing could not be better; educating for humanism in the contemporary world offers a powerful reminder that the lives of others are inextricably bound up in our own.”

This conference will be held in Vancouver on April 17-18, 2020. The Call for Proposals is available here. Abstract deadline extended to January 20, 2020. Registration is now available here.

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