Event Descriptions

The Stanford Literature & Medicine Dinner and Discussion series
This series is designed to provide an opportunity for physicians to come together and share a meal while discussing works of literature.  

A year-long series of academic courses and programs including a film festival, a play, a lecture series and an international Health Humanities Conference that will examine the numerous moral, scientific, sociological, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the work, and why Dr. Frankenstein and his monster still capture the moral imagination today.

Frankenstein@200: 2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference
A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically-based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

Medicine and the Muse
A symposium for medical students to highlight their scholarly work in health humanities research through presentations and posters, as well as showcase artistic talents through performances of song, dance, music, poetry, film and exhibits of artwork and photography. The Medicine & Muse symposium also features a key note speaker. Speakers in the past have included authors Malcolm Gladwell, Khaled Hosseini, Perri Klass and Anne Lamott.

Writers' Workshops and Events
Free writing workshops are held for doctors, residents, medical students and other Stanford medical professionals. In addition, Pegasus Physician Writers Forums are held four times a year, featuring doctors, residents and medical students reading their original writing.

Music and Medicine
Exploring the connection between Music and Medicine through various events and conferences, including the “Music and the Brain” series sponsored by Dr. Jonathan Berger of the Stanford Department of Music.

A year-long interdisciplinary look at the intersection of medicine, bioscience and humanities and the arts through a series of symposiums.

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Human Body Circulation, ca. 1488
National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD