The Examined Life 2017 conference: call for presentations

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accepting presentations for its eleventh annual conference, The Examined Life: Writing, Humanities, and the Art of Medicine. This three-day conference—October 12 to 14, 2017—focuses on the links between the science of medicine and the creative arts. The goals for this conference are to:

  • Encourage health care professionals, medical educators, patients, and their family members to define methods for incorporating writing, humanities, and the arts into medical education, patient and self care, and/or professional development schemes.
  • Identify the role that writing, humanities, and the arts can play in such activities.
  • Identify avenues to pursue that can improve their creative or reflective writing; describe and utilize the mechanics of writing for publication.

If you have an idea for a presentation on a topic at the intersection of the arts and medicine, visit to submit it for consideration. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017.

Questions? Contact Jason Lewis at 335-8051 or or David Etler at 335-8058 or