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    Coffee and Registration 

07.50    Introductory

SESSION 1
Co-chairs: Rafael Campo: Harvard Medical School; David Shumway Jones; Michael Hulse:  Hippocrates Initiative co-chair, UK

08.00  
The Power of Poetry: From Petrarch to the Present
Anne Hudson Jones:  University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

08.20  
Abortion in 1960s and 1970s American Poetry
Fran Bigman:  Keio University

08.40   
Poetry and Medicine:  Through the Eyes of Patients, Medical Professionals, and Professional Poets
Michael Hulse:  
Hippocrates Initiative co-chair and University of Warwick, UK

09.00   
Plenary discussion: Literary perspectives on medicine and healing
Panel:  Fran Bigman, Rafael Campo, David Shumway Jones, Luz Mar González-Arias, Michael Hulse

09.20  
Coffee and posters

SESSION 2
Co-chairs
Rafael Campo, Joel Katz;  Donald Singer Hippocrates Initiative co-chair, UK

09.40  
The Brain as a Metaphor Making Machine 
Michael Salcman:  Osher Institute, Towson University

10.00   
Visualizing and Verbalizing Illness: a Window into the Full Patient Experience
Ryoko Hamaguchi: Harvard Medical School; Johnathan Sataloff: Harvard Medical School and Lisa New: Harvard

10.20    
Poetic Re-narration and Chemotherapy:  Infusing Purpose  and Meaning into the End of Life
Susan Sample: Huntsman Cancer Institute and Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah

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

11.00    
Plenary discussion: Poetry, metaphor and patient experience
Panel:  Joel Katz, Lisa New, Ryoko Hamaguchi, Angela O’Donnell, John Carlo Pasco, Michael Salcman, Johnathan Sataloff, Nora Segar: Northwestern University; Donald Singer

SESSION 3
Co-Chairs Rafael Campo, Luz Mar González-Arias, Donald Singer

11.20    
Refugee Poetics: Analogizing the Loss of Health and Homeland
Ryan Davis: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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:  Ryan Davis, Adrie Kusserow, Ivana Viani, Luz Mar González-Arias

12.20    
Lunch and posters

SESSION 4
Co-chairs: Owen Lewis: Hippocrates Judge, Columbia University; Lisa New, and Michael Hulse

13.10    
Why Should We Keep Creativity Alive in Medicine?
Vidya Viswanathan: 
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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

13.50    
Screening of Film Excerpt: “Why Doctors Write”

14.00   
Plenary Debate: Why Doctors Write
Panel: Neal Baer: Hippocrates Judge, Ken Browne: Film Director; Rafael Campo; Michael Hulse; Owen Lewis;  Lisa New; Rob Weatherford

SESSION 5
Co-chairs:  Amy Ship; Andrea Schwartz; Donald Singer

14.30    
Why Doctors Need Poetry
Danielle Ofri: NYU School of Medicine

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: Stanford University and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health 

15.30    
Sonnets for Specialists: Poetry in Medical Education
Stephen Harvey: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

15.50    
Plenary Debate: Poetry and Medical Training
Panel: Stephen Harvey; Nicole Piemonte; Bonnie Salomon: 
Northwestern Medicine; Andrea Schwartz Harvard Medical School; Audrey Shafer; Amy Ship; Sheila Quinn: University of Pennsylvania    

Coffee and posters

16.30   
READING
Jorie Graham  Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard

17.00   
HIPPOCRATES AWARDS CEREMONY

Comments on behalf of the judges
Health Professional and Open Category Judges: Paediatrician and Emmy Award-winning producer of ER, Neal Baer; celebrated poet and Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard, Jorie Graham; Scottish Makar (National Poet) and novelist, Jackie Kay; and New York Professor of Psychiatry and poet, Owen Lewis
Young Poets judge: (for writers aged 14–18) New York writer and teacher Maya Catherine Popa.


Young Poets Awards
Introduced by judge Maya Catherine Popa

Health Professional Awards 
Introduced by judge Owen Lewis 

Open Awards
Introduced by judge Jorie Graham

18.20   
Launch of 2017 Hippocrates Prize Anthology

 

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