AMS has been a long time supporter of The History of Medicine Days Conference, an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary. Undergraduates and early graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation on the history of medicine and health care. The topics for presentation cover a wide range and could include areas such as the Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology and Neuroscience etc. Each student must present an original research attempt with new methodological perspectives on the topic and/or have a critical discussion following the presentation. Prizes are awarded in different categories and all are invited to attend the Awards Banquet on the last evening of the conference.
The 25th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference was held at the University of Calgary on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th, 2016. The Keynote Speaker was Professor Fernando Vidal from the University of Barcelona, Spain. His presentation was entitled: “Issues with Modern Personhood, the Disorders of Consciousness and the Locked-in Syndrome” (working title).
For more information on the History of Medicine Days visit the University of Calgary site.