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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Philip Gross joins panel for 18th May, 2013 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.

The 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine organised by the Hippocrates Initiative will take place on Saturday 18th May 2013 at the Wellcome Collection rooms in London.

See downloadable Symposium Programme
The symposium will include poster sessions, lectures, round table discussions and poetry readings by TS Eliot Prize-winner Philip Gross and 2013 Hippocrates Awards judge and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Jo Shapcott).
There will be sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. The programme of lectures, round table discussions, poetry readings and the Hippocrates Awards Ceremony will be published on the Symposium website

The winners and commended entrants in the 2013 Hippocrates International, NHS, and Young Poets Awards for Poetry and Medicine will be announced by the judges at the end of the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.

The 2013 Symposium Faculty includes:
Theodore Dalrymple (Doctor and writer; 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Michael Hulse (Speaker and Chair; Writing Programme, Warwick): Luz Mar González-Arias (Speaker: University of Oviedo, Spain); Philip Gross (Poet: Professor of Creative Writing, Glamorgan University); Roger Highfield (Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group, London: 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Anne Hudson Jones (Speaker: Harris L Kempner Professor in Humanities in Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston); Antonios Kousoulis (Speaker, Imperial College, London); Andrew McMillan (Speaker: Liverpool); Hugues Marchal (Speaker: Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Basel University, Switzerland); Cheryl Moskowitz (Speaker, London); Femi Oyebode (Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham); Jo Shapcott (Poet, Royal Holloway College, London; 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Donald Singer (Speaker and Chair; Warwick Medical School); John Riddington Young (ENT Surgeon, West Barton, Bideford).
Keynote speakers
Anne Hudson Jones is Harris L Kempner Professor in the Humanities in Medicine and Professor in the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She was a founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Literature in Medicine (John Hopkins University Press), Associate Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and has published widely, including a series of essays in the Lancet on literature and medicine.
Hugues Marchal is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Basel University. His research includes major interests in relations between poetry and science from 1800 to the present day. He has taught in the USA at Duke University and Johns Hopkins University, and in Paris at 3-Sorbonne. He has published widely on these themes, including the social context of the times.
Register for the Symposium
Submit an abstract for an oral or poster communication

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