Past Events & Conferences

2015
Talk: Health Writing for Mainstream Media - James Hamblin, MD 

2014
Public Forum on Ebola with Paul Farmer and Evelynn Hammonds 

Workshops: Give yourself a break! An evening of medical humanities workshops 

Lecture and Exhibition: Anatomy and Ethical Transgressions in National Socialism 

Exhibit: Body of Knowledge, A History of Anatomy {in 3 Parts} 

Dinner Talk: Zombies, Neuroscience, & Psychology 

Lecture: 500 Years of Human Dissection 

HMS Welcome for the TMEC Atrium Piano 

Broken Hearts: A Tangled History of Cardiac Care 

Lecture: The Efficacy of Placebos: A Historian's Perspective 

Panel Discussion: Parkinson's Disease and Dance 

Poetry Reading: Poetry Within Illness by Rafael Campo, Martha Collins, Steven Cramer 

Festival: HMS at the Harvard Arts First Festival 

Symposium: Beyond the Concert Hall 

Concert: Boundless Realms of Joy 

Workshop: BALL & Other Funny Stories about Cancer 

Cambridge Forum: Why Doctors Write 

Gold Foundation Event: Days of Discontent: Mending the Broken Bond Between Patient and Practitioner 

January Term Course at the Museum of Fine Arts 

2013
Lecture: Medical Needs and Social Priorities - Amartya Sen 

Write, Cure, Play: Bringing Literature and Musical to a Medical Career 

Dramatic Reading: W;t - performed by HMS & ART students 

Music and Medicine: Beethoven with Richard Kogan, MD 

Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Cultivating Humanism: A Symposium on Medicine and the Arts 

2012

Celebration in Honor of Charles Rosenberg 

Imagining Illness, An Evening of Art, Literature, and Music 

Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Who is Responsible for the Culture of Medicine? 

2011
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Genetic Determinism Then and Now: Confronting the Legacy of Eugenics 

2010
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - The Flexner Centennial: 100 Years of Medical Education Reform 

2009
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Medical Industry, Medical Health 

2008
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Self & Non-Self: A Transplant Surgeon and the Medical Humanities 

2007
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Beating it into them? Beating it out of them? Moral Values in Medical Education Today 

2006
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Saving Lives? Three cases of performance improvement versus discovery 

2005
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Educating for Professionalism: from Principals to Practice 

2004
Ackerman Symposium on Medicine and Culture - Professional Values in the Age of Consumer Medicine 

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