History of Medicine Days (HMD)

Sponsored by

AMS, Cumming School of Medicine, AMF

History of Medicine Days 2022

March 25th & 26th, 2022

Call for presentations: click here (pdf)

Registration Form: Registration Form - HMD March 2022.docx

Program Review Committee:

  • Dr. Lesley Bolton (CLARE)
  • Dr. Stephen Pow (CHS)
  • Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch (History/CHS)
  • Dr. John Jarrel (OBGYN)
  • Dr. Ian Mitchell (Paediatrics)
  • Dr. Jamil Kassam (UofA)
  • Mr. Pedro Falk (Grad Stud Rep)
  • Ms. Katherine Yu (CSM MD Stud Rep - TBC)

More information coming soon!

History of Medicine Days 2021 -- 29th & 30th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Thank you for all those who participated in the History of Medicine Days 2021!

For those interested, "The History of Medicine and Healthcare: Selected Papers" (2021) is now available:


March 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021
Attend our virtual, national three day virtual conference where medical, health care, history and literature students present talks and/or posters on medical history virtually

HMD 2021 Conference - Day 1 of 3 - March 18, 2021
Time: Mar 18, 2021 9:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Register in advance:

Program: 2021 HMD Program Thursday - FINAL.pdf

HMD 2021 Conference - Day 2 of 3 - March 19, 2021
Time: Mar 19, 2021 9:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Program: 2021 HMD Program Friday - FINAL.pdf

HMD 2021 Conference - Day 3 of 3 - March 20, 2021
Time: Mar 20, 2021 9:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Program: 2021 HMD Program Saturday - FINAL.pdf

Geoffrey L. Hudson, D.Phil. (Oxford), M.A. & B.A. Hons. (McMaster), is an Associate Professor in the history of medicine in the Human Sciences Division at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Hudson’s major areas of research include the social history of medicine, war and medicine, as well as the history of disability. Hudson’s activities since joining NOSM in 2004 include leading a history of medicine program, and service as a coordinator for the module (unique in the world) in which all students are placed in Indigenous communities.

George Cruikshank, The Battle of the Nile, from Greenwich Hospital, A Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of a Live of a Man-of-Wars Man (1826)

The talk will examine the significant impact of military and naval medicine on the origins of geriatric medicine. It will focus on the pioneering work of physicians who reviewed the diseases and conditions affecting the aged, suggesting specific and appropriate therapeutic measures. Attention shall be paid to the experience and agency of the elderly disabled.


As a clinical neurologist, Dr. Zeidman specializes in peripheral nerve disease and has directed most recently the Neuromuscular-EMG Division at Loyola University Medical Center. But since 2010, he converted an interest of history and ethics in medicine/neurology into an academic mission, mainly on the subject of Neuroscience under National Socialism in Europe/World War II. He has been an Associate Professor of Medical Education at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Medical College since 2018. And since 2019 he has held a joint appointment at Loyola in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. He has published over 20 papers or chapters in peerreviewed journals, recently published a book with Oxford
University Press.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – MARCH 19, 2021 - 11:45AM
• Draws connections between neuroscience, patient sterilization and murder, the Holocaust, and neurological experiments and research, so that readers will be able to see the central role of neuroscience under the Nazis in a never-before presented fashion; connections and networks between killers and scientists will be illustrated.


"Music Band - The Sidewinders"

Joseph Bahhadi, Trombone

Josh Sparks, Guitar

Adam Pettigrew, Bass



UC Press will extend a 20% discount on UCalgary Press titles to attendees of this conference on books ordered directly from their distributor, UTP

UC Press Discount.pdf

Get your copy of Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics at aupress.ca. Use the code HMD20 at the checkout for a 20% discount! Code valid until 30 April 2021. See attached flyer.

AU Press Discount.pdf

McGill-Queen's University Press: Offering 20% Discount. See attached flyer.

McGill Discount.pdf

"The Program Committee for the 2020-2021 History of Medicine Days conference received provision for CME Credit Points (Thursday: 5.5 pts, Friday: 5.75 pts, and Saturday: 4.5 pts.) under MOC Section 1 of the Framework of CPD Options of the Maintenance of Certification program of the ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA (RCPSC). Electronic Signature Sheet available at Reception through Marcia.Garcia@ucalgary.ca."

Forms and info

Registration Form - 2020

Registration Submission Checklist

AV Consent and Release Form 2020

C1 Contributors Agreement 2020

F2 Re-use of Image Permissions Form 2020

Instructions for Oral Presenters

Instructions for Poster Presenters

Poster & set-up, Visual Info

Sample and Format of ABSTRACTS


Program Judging: Pedro Falk              pedro.falk@ucalgary.ca

Billeting: Kim Farrell                           kimberly.farrell@ucalgary.ca

General Assistant: Ariel Perrotta        arielle.perrotta@ucalgary.ca

Banff Excursion: Katie Falla                katherine.falla@ucalgary.ca


Abstract, Poster & Oral Presentation Instructions


Conference participants please note:

Registration is required

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).

Physicians please note:

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.

Instructions for Preparation of Manuscripts - After the Conference (Submission for Peer Review)

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.

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

AMS - Mimi Divinsky Awards for History and Narrative in Family Medicine