Virtual Health Humanities Symposium to be Hosted by Penn State Abington

Virtual Health Humanities Symposium to be Hosted by Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington will host a virtual Health Humanities Symposium on Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23, 2020.

The Symposium will kick off on Thursday evening with the screening and panel discussion of the documentary “Why Doctors Write.”  Friday’s schedule includes five sessions on various topics related to the Health Humanities (see below).  

The free event, which is open to all members of the Penn State community, will be especially appealing to students and faculty interested in health, illness, and society, as well as those intrigued by the role the humanities play in health and health care. 

Contact Wendy Horwitz (wah5115@psu.edu) or Friederike Baer (fbb10@psu.edu) with questions. 

Tentative Program 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:  Film Screening of “Why Doctors Write” with Dr. Danielle Ofri and filmmaker Ken Browne 

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:  Opening Remarks 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:  Dr. Erin Lamb — Who Controls Your Health? 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:  Dr. Sharrona Pearl — Masking Safety: What is Revealed by a Masked Face 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:  Dr. Bill Doan — Drawing as a Technique to Lower Anxiety 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.:  Graduate Students, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, TJU — Socially Engaged Health Humanities 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:  Closing Session/Roundtable/Wrap Up 

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