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HHC Annual Meeting 2021

The 2021 [Virtual] Health Humanities Consortium International Conference will explore the theme “Crisis and Community: The Role of Health Humanities,” March 25-27, 2021.

Registration is now open. [Click here to reach the registration page]


MARCH 25, 2021
  • 1 to 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featured Presentation
MARCH 26, 2021
  • Noon to 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Black Man in a White Coat (1.5 credit hours)
    Keynote Speaker Damon Tweedy, MDOBJECTIVES
    • Describe how medical education and the health care system have perpetuated health disparities.
    • Identify strategies to mitigate the harms of physician bias and patient mistrust on health outcomes.
    • Discuss the unique challenges and roles of Black physicians in the delivery of medical care.
MARCH 27, 2021
  • 10 to 11:15 a.m. PANDEMIC Ostalgie: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 – Lessons for Pandemic Preparedness from the Humanities (1.25 credit hours)
    Keynote Speaker Rosemary Jolly, PhDOBJECTIVES
    • Describe fifth-wave public health and how it challenges existing concepts of public health priorities.
    • Compare the in-depth history of the comparative emergence of HIV and COVID-19 pathogens as zoonoses, dependent on phylogenetic studies contextualized within conditions of emergence of human/non-human animal interfaces.
    • Discuss decolonization of a) medical history and b) global health interventions.
    • Explain the ethics of considering pandemic conditions in terms of structural violence: settler colonialism; race; global capitalism, including a consideration of the level of the individual patient.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
MARCH 28, 2021
  • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Networking and Business Meetings

The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare.