- History of Medicine Days Conference 2014(291 days)
The next History of Medicine Days 2014 Conference will be held March 7th and March 8th.
The History of Medicine Days 2013 Conference was held at the University of Calgary on March 8th and March 9th, 2013.
Please click here for the program.
Dear Students, Colleagues and Friends of the Conference:
We are pleased to invite you once again to come to our annual 22nd History of Medicine Days Conference.
THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS CONFERENCE is an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary. The next conference is being held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013.
Undergraduates and early graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. We welcome you to give a 10 to 12 minute oral or 2 to 3 minute poster presentation (with additional discussion time afterwards) on the history of medicine and health care. The topics for presentation would cover a wide range and could include areas such as the Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology and Neuroscience etc. Prizes will be awarded in different categories and all are invited to join us at the Awards Banquet on the last evening of the conference.
Each student must present an original research attempt with new methodological perspectives on the topic and/or have a critical discussion following the presentation.
If three to four students would like to present together on a related topic, this could be done in a panel form. A suitable discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment upon these particular papers. We ask, however, that presentations and poster abstracts be sent in by one author only, not multiple authors.
An eminent History of Medicine Keynote Speaker, Dr. Guel Russell from the Department of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A & M University (United States) will provide the 2013 keynote address. Her topic will be from the History of Arabic/Islamic Medicine, and the exact lecture title will be provided later with the final conference program.
The deadline for Abstract Submission is January 13, 2013.
Dr. Frank Stahnisch
Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of History
TRW Building Room 3E41
3280 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6
Phone: 403 210-6290
Fax: 403 270-7307
ABSTRACT FORMAT & SAMPLE 2013 (click here)
REGISTRATION FORM 2013 (click here)
For the preparation of the manuscripts for the HMDs Proceedings (15 pp., single-spaced, literature included in the footnotes, without the use of automatic referencing software), please adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style (Humanities Style). The Chicago Manual of Style can be found on the following Internet page:
For the preparation of posters for the HMDs, please be made aware that the biggest acceptable size is 120 cm (horizontal) x 90 cm (vertical). Posters bigger than that can simply not be hung on the poster boards (sic!) available at our Medical School.
There are no restrictions regarding the graphics design. The top row of the poster, however, should specify the title, the name of the presenter, the name of the preceptor, and the insitution of origin. In the text, the following sections should be included: Introduction / Methodology (incl. the sources used) / General Context (incl. rel. to the research lit.) / Historical Narrative (i.e. the pesentation of the project itself) / Discussion / Acknowledgements / Bibliography. Let yourselves be guided by clinical and scientific posters, but also make use of your own creativity to present your fascinating history project in the best visual form possible.
To view the guidelines for poster presentations and the audio/visual equipment provided by the University of Calgary at the Libin Theatre, please click here Some helpful, general suggestions have been kindly provided by a UofC alumni student in the history of medicine. You can find these suggestions here.
Included in the free registration is a continental breakfast, coffee, and lunches on both days, as well as a reception and buffet dinner held Friday evening. There will also be a reception and awards dinner on Saturday evening. For those involved in the two-day event (presenters, volunteers, discussants, moderators, etc.) there will be no charge for the Awards Dinner. However, we are requesting $45.00 per person to cover the costs of the Awards Dinner for any guest(s) you may wish to bring (and you are certainly encouraged to do so).
CME Credit Approval, Section 1 through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) has been applied for. The potential CME credit points will be communicated on-site at the HMDs conference.
The History of Medicine Days Conference Organizing Committee would like to archive the annual Proceedings Volumes (past and present) in the University of Calgary Institutional Repository (http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/). The U of C Institutional Repository is supported by the Libraries and Cultural Resources Information Technologies Department and strives to freely disseminate the academic output of our Institution.
If you consent to the inclusion of your paper in the Institutional Repository please complete the History of Medicine Days Author Consent Form and send it in to the History of Medicine and Health Care program at the University of Calgary – Link
Program of the HMDs (2011) - download
Call for Abstracts/Papers (2011) - download
Abstract Format & Sample (2011) - download
Registration Form (2011) - download
Supported by Associated Medical Services Inc (AMS) and the CFPC Research & Education Foundation.
The AMS- Mimi Divinsky Awards for History and Narrative in Family Medicine are intended to recognize the best narrative accounts of experiences in family medicine as submitted to the Stories in Family Medicine database each year. Please click here for further information and registration. Deadline for submission April 1.