2017 Symposium on Poetry and Medicine: Programme

Saturday 6 May 2017

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Harvard Medical School
Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC)
Amphitheater, 2nd floor
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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Pre-Symposium Event:

Boston MFA: 5 May 06.30 pm:  Poetry and Training the Eye

2017 Symposium Faculty includes:

Neal Baer, Discussant and Hippocrates Judge, writer and producer of Emmy award-winning US television show ERFran Bigman, Speaker, Keio University; Ken Browne, Film Director; Rafael Campo, Chair, Harvard Arts and Humanities Initiative, USA; Lisa New, Speaker, Harvard; Ryan Davis, Speaker, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Jorie Graham, Reader and Hippocrates Judge, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard; Anne Hudson Jones, Speaker, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Ryoko Hamaguchi, Speaker, Harvard Medical School; Stephen Harvey, Speaker, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Michael Hulse, Speaker and Chair, Hippocrates Initiative Co-Chair, University of Warwick, UK; David Shumway Jones, Discussant, Harvard Medical School; Joel Katz, Discussant, Harvard Medical School; Jackie Kay, Judge, Scottish National Poet and Newcastle University, UKAdrie Kusserow, Speaker, Saint Michael's College, Vermont; Owen Lewis, Judge and Discussant, Columbia University, New York City; Lisa New, Speaker, Harvard; Angela O’Donnell, Speaker, Fordham University; Danielle Ofri, Speaker, NYU School of Medicine; Nicole Piemonte, Speaker, Creighton University, School of Medicine and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center; Maya Catherine Popa, Hippocrates Judge, New York City; Michael Salcman, Speaker, Osher Institute, Towson University; Johnathan Sataloff, Speaker, Harvard Medical School; Susan Sample, Discussant, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah; Nora Segar, Discussant, Northwestern University; Audrey Shafer, Speaker, Stanford University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health; Donald Singer, Chair, Hippocrates Initiative Co-Chair, Fellowship Of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UKVidya Viswanathan, Speaker, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Ivana Viani, Speaker, Harvard Medical School

DRAFT PROGRAMME

07.30    Continental Breakfast and Registration                                                                                                                                                                                              

07.50   Welcome and Introduction

SESSION 1 :  LITERARY PERSPECTIVES ON MEDICINE AND HEALING
Co-chairs| Rafael Campo, Michael Hulse

08.00  
The Power of Poetry: From Petrarch to the Present | Anne Hudson Jones

08.20  
Abortion in 1960s and 1970s American Poetry | Fran Bigman

08.40   
Issues in identifying and assessing a corpus of medical poetry | Michael Hulse

09.00   
Plenary discussion | Literary perspectives on medicine and healing
Panel:  
Fran Bigman, Anne Hudson Jones, Michael Hulse, and Rafael Campo

09.20  
Coffee and posters

SESSION 2: POETRY, METAPHOR, AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Co-chairs | Elisa New, Donald Singer

09.40  
The Brain as a Metaphor Making Machine | Michael Salcman

10.00   
Visualizing and Verbalizing Illness: a Window into the Full Patient Experience
Ryoko Hamaguchi, Johnathan Sataloff, and Lisa New

10.20    
Poetic Re-narration and Chemotherapy:  Infusing Purpose  and Meaning into the End of Life
Susan Sample

10.40   
Elegy & Healing: The Poetics of Grief | Angela O’Donnell

11.00    
Plenary discussion: Poetry, metaphor and patient experience
Panel: Elisa New, Angela O’Donnell, Johnathan Sataloff, Nora Segar, and Donald Singer

SESSION 3: TOWARDS A POETRY OF GLOBAL HEALTH
Co-Chairs Rafael Campo, Donald Singer

11.20    
Refugee Poetics: Analogizing the Loss of Health and Homeland | Ryan Davis

11.40    
The Case For Ethnographic Poetry: Medical Anthropology and the Suffering of Refugees
Adrie Kusserow:  

12.00   
Roundtable: Towards a poetry of global health
Panel: Adrie Kusserow, Ivana Viani, Ryan Davis, and Maya Catherine Popa

12.20    
Lunch and posters

SESSION 4: WHY DOCTORS WRITE
Co-chairs: Neal Baer and Ken Browne

13.10    
Why Should We Keep Creativity Alive in Medicine? | Vidya Viswanathan

13.30    
Poetry and the Medical Student: How Reading and Writing Poetry Enriches Medical Education 
Ivana Viani

13.50    
Screening of Film Excerpt: “Why Doctors Write” 
presented by Ken Browne

14.00   
Plenary Debate: Why Doctors Write
Panel: Neal Baer, Ken Browne, Michael Hulse, Lisa New, Rob Weatherford

SESSION 5: POETRY AND MEDICAL TRAINING
Co-chairs: Amy Ship and Andrea Schwartz

14.30    
Why Doctors Need Poetry | Danielle Ofri

14.50    
Becoming a Healer: Using Poetry to Teach the Lived  Experiences of Illness, Suffering, and Loss Nicole Piemonte: Creighton University and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

15.10     
Pegasus Physician Writers and Medicine & the Muse:  Promoting Poetry at Stanford Medicine 
Audrey Shafer 

15.30    
Sonnets for Specialists: Poetry in Medical Education | Stephen Harvey 

15.50     Plenary Debate: Poetry and Medical Training
Panel: Stephen Harvey; Bonnie Salomon, Andrea Schwartz, Audrey Shafer, Sheila Quinn and Amy Ship

16.10
Coffee and posters

16.30   
KEYNOTE READING 
Jorie Graham

17.00   
HIPPOCRATES PRIZE AWARDS CEREMONY

Comments on behalf of the judges | Jackie Kay

Hippocrates Young Poets Awards
Introduced by judge Maya Catherine Popa

FPM Hippocrates Health Professional Awards 
Introduced by judge Owen Lewis 

FPM Hippocrates Open Awards
Introduced by judge Jorie Graham

18.20   
Launch of 2017 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

18.30
Post-Awards Reception with light refreshments


 

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