2017 Narrative Medicine Symposium

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For inquiries, please contact Christy Di Frances, PhD, MA.

Read about 2017 Narrative Medicine Symposium

On April 7, 2017, the Center for Faculty Development & Diversity and Boston College Medical Humanities collaborated on the 2017 Narrative Medicine Symposium.  This program comprised one aspect of our innovative Narrative Medicine Initiative. Over 80 faculty, trainees and staff participated in seminars and workshops designed to enhance wellness and cultivate narrative communication skills as a framework for care, learning to engage more empathically and collaboratively with patients, colleagues and the broader medical community. The event emphasized the personal and professional significance of storytelling for researchers and hospital staff, as well as clinicians.

2017 Narrative Medicine Symposium Agenda

Keynote Presenter

Annie Brewster, MD
Founder and Executive Director, Health Story Collaborative; Internist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Workshop Presenters

Gregory Abel, MD, MFA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Older Adult Hematologic Malignancy Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kathleen Aguero, MFA
Professor Emerita, Pine Manor College

Amy Boesky, PhD, MPhil
Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Director of Minor in Medical Humanities, Boston College

Karen Estrella, PhD
Associate Professor of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University

Lowry Pei, PhD
Professor of English, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences

Susan Roberts, MA
Assistant Professor of the Practice of English, Boston College

Amy Ship, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Internist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center