Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium 2021
September 17-18, 2021 with additional dates through October 9, 2021
The symposium is designed to engage healthcare and health humanities professionals, including physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, healthcare educators, researchers, allied health professionals, artists, expressive arts therapists, students, social workers, chaplains, family and professional caregivers, veterans services professionals.
The complex problems faced in medicine and society require moving beyond discipline-based learning. A practice of transdisciplinarity asks us to be comfortable with an active exploration in an intellectual space that may exceed our extant cognitive capacities but can result in new understandings and innovative, previously unimagined solutions.
Our virtual Symposium schedule departs from the traditional schedule of an in-person conference, and is designed to maximize flexibility and avoid Zoom fatigue for participants. We have shortened the length of the days to better accommodate attendees in different time zones, and we have chosen to offer clusters of sessions over a period of 3 weeks. Registrants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as their schedule allows with the assurance that:
This annual gathering showcases best practices and research related to the Health Humanities.