The Royal Society of Medicine Medical Humanities Conference

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Don’t miss the RSM’s Open Section medical humanities conference which will focus on the relationships between literature, the humanities and healthcare.

Featuring renowned speakers in healthcare, literature and psychology, the day meeting will give delegates the opportunity to learn more about how the humanities has impacted medicine, plus there will be an opportunity to participate in a live discussion with Samuel Shem, one of literary medicine’s best known surviving authors.

Highlights include:

    The opportunity to hear from author Samuel Shem who will discuss his literary and academic work, and raise questions with the author
    The role of the theatre in medical education
    Staying human in medicine – lessons for clinician resilience and compassionate practice
    How literature has impacted medicine and vice versa
    The opportunity to meet and network with colleagues with an interest in the medical humanities


Medical Humanities
Compassion in Healthcare

Contact name: Andrew N Papanikitas
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Website: The Royal Society of Medicine
Audience: Open to all