History of Medicine Days (HMD)

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History of Medicine Days 2023

32nd Annual Conference

March 17th & 18th, 2023

Currently planned as an "in-person" only traditional conference again.

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

Stay tuned for further updates as we get closer to the conference dates.

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More info and application procedure: Williams STEMS Graduate Award for 2023 HMD.pdf

Call for Presentations

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 Event 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 three 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).

Please note: Due to the on-going Pandemic, we may require mask wearing, as opposed to making it a choice. We will closely monitor the Covid-situation as March 2023 approaches.

The Keynote Speaker will be announced. The final topic and title will be advertised with the preliminary conference program early in 2023.

For any further information and to see the call for presentations and other application related materials please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program ( The deadline for this CfP is January 15th, 2023. Please send your abstracts and application materials directly to: and start your email subject line with HMD 2023.

Yours in history,

Marcia Garcia

Conference Coordinator