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MEDICINE AND MEDIA: The Third Annual Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference

When: Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central

Where: Wieboldt Hall South Entrance, Kellogg Room 250, 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Event Details

This full-day event will feature presentations and conversations that explore complex and evolving contact zones between medicine and media.

It is the third in a series of annual conferences, hosted by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, created to share the diverse research and scholarship in our field being advanced by program alumni and within the Northwestern community.


Keynote Panel Presentation

In our lunchtime keynote session, three speakers will bring their different professional perspectives to questions about contemporary media representations of biomedicine and health care:

  - Donna Leff, PhD – Professor of Journalism, Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism
  - Matthew Weinstock – Health Journalist and Managing Editor, Modern Healthcare
  - Seth Trueger, MD – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Medicine; and Social Media Editor, JAMA Network Open


Other Programming

Other sessions will feature a mix of Northwestern Medicine clinicians & researchers and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics graduate program, arranged into the following topics:

  - Multimedia Approaches in Promoting Education, Engagement, & Empowerment
  - Medicine in the Media
  - Communications & Decisions
  - Writing Health Care for Public Readers

Presentations will begin at 9am and close at 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be served. A full program will be available in the coming weeks.



Registration is now open and is free to all.



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