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History of Medicine Days (HMD)

HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS 2024

33rd Annual Conference - March 15th & 16th, 2024

Currently planned as an "in-person" only traditional conference will be held at the University of Calgary Main Campus, MacEwan Hall.

Attend our national, two day conference where medical, health care, history and literature students present talks and/or posters on medical history.

HMD 2024 Simplified Program

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – DEADLINE JANUARY 21, 2024

Undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada, the United States, and Overseas are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation on the history of medicine and health care. The presentations will be 10 to 12 minutes for oral, or 2 to 3 minutes for a poster (with additional discussion time afterwards). The poster display will be up for the entire conference.

The topics for presentation will cover a wide range and 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 active participants are invited to join us at the Awards Dinner Event, in the evening, on the last day of the conference.

Each presenter must offer an original historical research attempt with new methodological perspectives on the topic and/or have a critical discussion following the presentation.

If two to four participants 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 presentations. We ask, however, that presentations and poster abstracts be submitted by one author only (please include co-authors in the cc).

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Gabriel Finkelstein (University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA), whose lecture is entitled: “Emil du Bois-Reymond as Educator: How a Neurophysiologist Sparked Innovations in Research, Teaching, History, and Philosophy.”

For all further information, material and updates keep visiting us here.

The deadline for this Call for Presentation is January 21st, 2024.

Please submit your Abstract and Submission Form by email, directly to Marcia Garcia at marcia.garcia@ucalgary.ca and start your email subject line with “HMD 2024 Submission.

Note: If you do not receive a reply email by January 22nd, 2024 with “RECEIVED” in the subject line, kindly reach out to the submission email above.

Yours in history,

 

Marcia Garcia

Conference Coordinator

HMD 2024 SUBMISSION FORM

Call for Presentations for HMD 2024

Download Abstract sample and format

 

MICHAEL & MICHELLE WILLIAMS STEM-Studies AWARD

2024 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

More info and application procedure: Williams STEMS Graduate Award for 2024 HMD.pdf

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY ABSTRACT?

You will receive an email by January 22nd, 2024 with confirmation your submission was received. Our Review Committee will review all submissions. You will be contacted the first or second week of February 2024 with the results of your submission.

 

2024 CONFERENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the conference, the learner will be able to:

•     describe the developmental history of the Canadian medical profession

•     explain the social and cultural contextualization history of the Canadian medical profession

•     express an appreciation of interdisciplinary relations

•     discuss the background history knowledge of Canadian medicine

•     identify long term development of modern clinical medicine with respect to changing attitudes toward patients, care provision, institutionalization, research-application and knowledge transfer

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CPD activity toolkit: Creating learning objectives

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – DR. GABRIEL FINKELSTEIN

University of Colorado, Denver, USA

HMD 2023 Keynote Address Poster.pdf (coming soon)

 

HMD 2024 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

Please register to attend our 2024 History of Medicine Days Conference

Download 2024 HMD Registration Form for PRESENTERS, JUDGES & CHAIRS

Download 2024 HMD Registration Form for GUESTS/PUBLIC

 

SPONSORS

This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Associated Medical Services, Inc. in Toronto, ON, the History of Medicine Committee of the Alberta Medical Association, as well as the Cumming School of Medicine,


PLANNING YOUR STAY IN CALGARY

Main Campus - Maps https://www.ucalgary.ca/about/our-campuses/campus-maps-and-room-finder

Getting Around Calgary https://www.ucalgary.ca/student-services/iss-old/resources/getting-around

MacEwan Hall https://www.ucalgary.ca/facilities/buildings-grounds/buildings/macewan-hall

424 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 5A6

 

Hotels: YOUR STAY IN CALGARY.pdf

Simplified Event Program: HMD 2024 Simplified Program