History of Medicine Days (HMD)

Sponsored by


29th/30th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference at the University of Calgary

2020/2021 HMDs planned for March 18-20, 2021

Call for Presentations Calgary 2021


Keynote Lecture:


coming soon

Michael & Michelle Williams Stem-Studies Award

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Value: $2000 Canadian

For full information: view pdf


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