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Volume 2, Issue 3
Autumn 2006:

Cell 2 Soul Conference, November 2006

Cell 2 Soul. 2006 Autumn; 2(3):a1

Cell 2 Soul
The Journal of Humane Medicine
and the Medical Humanities

presents its first conference

And Gladly Wolde She Lerne and Gladly Teche

November 10 - 12, 2006

Come join kindred spirits!

  • Share stories of humane moments in medicine in person at Cell 2 Soul's first conference
  • Listen, learn, shmooze, and participate with informed and inspired speakers and discussion leaders
  • Be reminded of our original calling through lectures, dialogue, experiential learning, film and informal sharing with like-minded souls
  • Focus on themes important to patients, families, care givers, and students in health care provider training the medical-industrial relationship the humanities and medicine

Join us for this late Fall New England weekend on the Williams College campus in beautiful Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Modest tuition (to cover expenses).

Tentative Schedule

Friday Afternoon, November 10, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Britten Mann — Mindfulness: An Experiential Workshop

Saturday Morning: The Dog and Pony Show

Shannon Brownlee (Washington Monthly) and Jeanne Lenzer (British Medical Journal), Medical Investigative reporters, will discuss important aspects of the medical-industrial relationship that impact on our health and lives.

Internationally respected reporters, Brownlee and Lenzer will shed light on the complexities of the relationship between physicians, insurance companies, industry and the government. Their insights are rarely reported in medical journals.

Saturday Afternoon: Swimming with Sharks: As I See it

He lost something in the gain
His face changed in a way I can't explain
I look outside and watch the rain.

A discussion of different perspectives on how medical training affects budding physicians:

  • Juliane Anderson-Mann, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Melanie Austin, Pediatrician, Baltimore Maryland
  • Kenneth P. Fowler, Med-Peds Resident, U Mass Medical Center
  • Stanley Fowler, Associate Dean, U of S. Carolina School of Medicine
  • Phung Huynh, Dermatologist, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dean Laochamroonvorapongse, Medical Student, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Fran Yu, Medical Resident, Maine

Saturday Evening: Chameleons and Gods

Norman Anderson, WC '98, film maker, will show clips from a work in progress on Malawi: AIDS, poverty, political corruption, and promise for the future

Sunday Morning: Medicine and the Arts

  • Irwin Braverman, Professor, Yale School of Medicine — Fine Art and Medical Diagnosis
  • Brian Maurer, Pediatric PA-C — The Call of Stories
  • Richard Ratzan, ER Doc and Classicist
  • Elaine Adler, Hospice Volunteer — Learning about Living from the Dying
  • Linda Welsh, Psychologist
  • Wayne Wilkins, Retired Thoracic Surgeon — The Importance of History in Medicine
  • Bill Zeckhausen, Clinical Pastoral Educator — Spirituality and Medicine

Sunday Afternoon 2:00 - 4:00

Irwin Braverman — Discussion of paintings at the Clark Art Museum (at the museum)

Registration Details and More Information

To register for the Conference, download and complete the Conference Registration Form (PDF), mailing it to the address on the form with your payment.

For those of you who are not familiar with this area, visitor information including lodging, can be obtained at: http://www.williams.edu/home/visitors.php.

For further information, contact David Elpern at dje~AT~cell2soul·org

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