AMSA/Columbia Institute in Narrative Medicine


June 6-10, 2016
Columbia University

Registration Deadline: Passed

The Program in Narrative Medicine of Columbia University and the American Medical Student Association are co-sponsoring an intensive Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine from June 6-10, 2016.We are seeking pre-medical college undergraduates and medical students, and those studying in other health care fields, who want to develop knowledge and skill in Narrative Medicine. This five-day institute will deliver keynote lectures and small-group training in the fundamentals of narrative approaches to clinical care.

  • Receive intensive training in close reading, creative writing, and reflective practice;
  • Learn from the national leaders in inter-professional and inter-disciplinary education and team-building;
  • Hands-on creative projects in language, visual art, performance art, and multi-media;
  • Study with Master of Science in Narrative Medicine graduates, students, and faculty;
  • Visit New York resources in the arts, music, and theatre.

 Registration


The registration fee of $395 includes breakfast and lunch each day. The registration fee does not include travel or housing. Membership in AMSA is required to participate in the Institute. For non-members the $445 registration fee includes an AMSA membership in the appropriate membership category.

All activities will take place on the Columbia University Medical Center Campus located at Hammer Health Sciences Building, 701 W. 168th Street, New York, 10032.

 Agenda


MONDAY

8:30 | Registration & Continental Breakfast|
9:00 – 10:30 | An Introduction to Narrative Medicine | Rita Charon, MD, PhD & Craig Irvine, PhD
10:45 – 12:15 | Small Group Seminars
12:15 – 1:30 | Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 | Narrative Ethics | Danielle Spencer, MS
3:15 – 4:45 | Small Group Seminars

TUESDAY

8:30 | Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 | Playwriting Workshop | Catherine Rogers, MFA, MS
10:45 – 12:15 | Playwriting workshop continued
12:15 – 1:30 | Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 | Narrative Auscultation: Listening with the Ear of the Heart | Heather Cariou, MS
3:15 – 4:45 | Small Group Seminars

WEDNESDAY

8:30 | Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 | The Narrative Life of a Nurse-Poet | Kimberly LaForce, RN, MS
10:45 – 12:15 | Small Group: Clinical Cases from Narrative Medicine
12:15 – 1:30 | Lunch
1:30 – 4:45 | Reflections on Teaching, Learning, and Practicing the Clinical Narrative Arts | Christopher Travis, MS
6:00 – 8:00 | Intima Presents Life-Writing: An Evening of Readings about Bodies, Illness and Care
Have a reading of your own you would like to share? Bring it along! | Learn more about The Intima, A Journal of Narrative Medicine
Location: WORD UP, the community bookshop

THURSDAY

8:30 | Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 | Social Justice and Narrative Medicine | Cameron Donald, MS
10:30 – 4:30 | Observation in Art and Healthcare – Deepu Gowda, MD, MPH
Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY
4:30 | Adjournment at the Metropolitan Museum’s Roof Garden

FRIDAY

8:30 | Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 | The Failure of Witnessing in Medicine | Kristen Slesar, LCSW, MS
10:45 – 12:15 | Small Group Seminars
1:00 – 2:00 | Closing Reflections | Gillian Graham, APRN, MS

LOCATION:
Columbia University Medical Center
Hammer Health Sciences Building
701 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

 Travel


Staying in New York City can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. To help you find a safe, clean, and comfortable stay, while not breaking the bank, we suggest you check out the following hotel and hostel options. These suggestions are provided merely for your convenience, and do not constitute an endorsement or guarantee.

  1. Days Inn New York
    215 West 94th Street, at Broadway Ave
    Hotel located on the Upper West Side, about a 15 minute ride to Columbia’s medical campus on the subway (the “1” line).
  2. Hotel Newton
    2528 Broadway Ave, at West 95th
    Hotel located on the Upper West Side, about a 15 minute ride to Columbia’s medical campus on the subway (the “1” line).
  3. Aloft Harlem Hotel
    2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th Ave), at West 124th Street
    Brand new boutique hotel, part of the Starwood Hotel group, in Central Harlem, about a 10 minute ride to Columbia’s medical campus on the subway (the “C” line).

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