AMH Conference 2023
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Association for Medical Humanities Annual International Conference, in collaboration with the IAS, UCL. Contact email@example.com with queries.
The last two and a half years have exposed points of encounter between existing anxieties about climate change and environmental collapse and new crises of health and well-being in the face of the Covid pandemic. What are the lessons we can learn from the frets and fevers of a global pandemic, to think and create new futures and a new sustainability in our work, our lives, and the environments on which they precariously depend? Creating a dialogue between the SHAPE (arts, humanities and social sciences) and STEM (biomedical, science, engineering and technology) disciplines this hybrid conference brings together global and local perspectives on practice, in a community of trust.
Recordings from Tuesday 4th July 2023
Nature, sustainability and the future of the NHS
Panel discussion in response to the keynote
Planetary Health Alliance workshop
Creating our way through crises: How can the arts and creativity address sustainability and tackle health and
Everything is in Relationship: Arts, Humanities, Health, Anti-Colonialism, and Reckoning with the Climate Catastrophe
Recordings from Wednesday 5th July 2023
Land Trauma: the Soil holds the Soul
Sustainability and Healthcare
A future for our children?
Recordings from Thursday 6th July 2023
Plastics - in me and around me
'Plastics' panel discussion
Recordings from Friday 7th July 2023
The highs and lows of developing a disruptive technology for improving global health
Breathe: 2022 and panel discussion
Panel discussion in response to keynote with Dr Anne Dunleavey (Consultant in respiratory Medicine, St George’s)
Climate Hope and Eco-Inspiration
Norway); Meg Hodgson (Actor, Artist, Performer)
Programme and abstracts
Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Dr Richard Alderslade, Dr Emily Baker, Dr Anand Bhopal, Angie Brew, Dr Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Dr Jennifer Cole, Edward Christie, Prof Anthony Costello, Dr. Christina Della Giustina, Dr Anne Dunleavey, Dr Dhruv Gupta, Dr Angela Hodgson-Teall, Prof Ilan Kelman, Prof Julian Ma, Dr Nick Watts (Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England), Dr Luke O’Shea, Prof James Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Dr Dhruv Gupta, Dr Rochelle Burgess, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Dr Olwenn Martin, Dr Margaret Greenwood, Kung Jaadee, Dr Bridget McDonald, Dr Margot Parkes, Dr. Cathy Smith, Daniel Wilson and artists Lisa Boivin, Prof Dryden Goodwin, Dr Sarah Fortais, Hannah Fletcher, Dr Edwina Fitzpatrick, Dr Harold Offeh, Svetlana Sequeira Costa, Dr Christine Wertheim, Lucie Winterson, film-maker Mattijs Van de Port, performer Meg Hodgson, poet Prof Sharon Morris, musician Dhanraj Persaud and dancer Anusha Subramanyam (Beeja.com).
Organiser: Dr Deborah Padfield with the AMHH
Conference Administrators: Cyrus Hung & Sara Borga
Student organisers: Ananya Sood & Lorna Bo
Additional conference support for the IAS: Marthe Lisson and Lucy Stagg
Full conference, 3 - 4 days (FC) Half conference, 1 - 2 days (HC)
- Free: UCL Students and staff
- £35 (FC): AMH members
- £25 (HC) AMH members
- £75 (FC) Non AMH members
- £40 (HC) Non AMH members
- £20.00 (FC) Students external to UCL/Unwaged/low-income countries
- £10.00 (HC) Students external to UCL/Unwaged/low-income countries
Join the AMH community - for an annual fee of £55 - to enjoy the benefits of membership (including 4 x BMJ Med Hums journals) as well as the lower conference rates.
Add-ons for onsite events
- £8.00 extra: Student Poster and Networking Event (Wed 5th July, 2 - 7pm)
- £15.00 extra: Networking Event at IAS, UCL, Live Talk & Workshop with refreshments (Thursday 6th July, 5 - 8pm)