2012 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine

Date: Saturday 12th May 2012

Venue: Wellcome Collection rooms in London.

Download programme + notes on speakers

2012 Symposium Faculty 

Rod Flower FRS (2012 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel), Dean Gianakos (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA), Sorcha Gunne (Warwick), Marilyn Hacker (Poet and Critic, New York & Paris;2012 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel), Michael Hulse (Writing Programme, Warwick),Edward Picot (Kent), Robert Randolph (Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, USA), Jo Shapcott (Poet, Royal Holloway College, London), Donald Singer (Warwick Medical School), Eleni Theocharous MEP (Poet and Paediatric Surgeon, Cyprus), John Riddington Young (William Harvey in poetry - ENT Surgeon, West Barton, Bideford).

There were sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. The programme of lectures, round table discussions, poetry readings and the Hippocrates Awards Ceremony were published on the Symposium website

The 2012 Hippocrates Awards for poetry and medicine were announced at the 2012 Symposium by judges:

 © Hippocrates initiative 2012: hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com