Donley Symposium SChedule

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Literature, Medicine, & Memory: A Symposium in Memory of Dr. Carol Donley

September 29-30, 2023

8:30-9 a.m.Registration and Coffee (Kennedy Center Second Floor)
9-10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks (Kennedy Center Ballroom)

Land Acknowledgment
Merose Hwang, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Hiram College

Emily Waples, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Humanities; Carol C. Donley PhD ’60 Chair in Biomedical Humanities; Director of the Center for Literature and Medicine, Hiram College

Reflections: Center Origins & Health Humanities Future Directions
Martin Kohn, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD, Carl F. Asseff, MD, MBA, JD Designated Professor in Medical Humanities; Faculty Lead, Humanities Pathway; Associate Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Morning Session (Kennedy Center Ballroom)

10:30-11:15 a.m.
“The Power of Singular Moments in Evidence-Based Medicine”
Jay Baruch, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholar Concentration, Alpert Medicine School, Brown University

11:30 a.m-12:15 p.m.
“Communicating Health through Cultural Narratives”
Kesha Morant Williams, PhD, Professor of Humanities and Communication Arts; Senior Advisor for College Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Elizabethtown College
12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (Kennedy Center Dix Dining Room/Campus Green)
2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session (Koritansky Hall)

2-2:45 p.m.
“Crip Memorials: Disability Poetics & Embodyminded Elegies”
Travis Chi Wing Lau, PhD, Assistant Professor of English, Kenyon College

3-4:30 p.m.
“Thinking about Difficulty: Using Poetry as a Means to Explore Approaches to Difficulty”
Amy Haddad, PhD, MSN, MFA, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Creighton University
5-6:45 p.m. Reception/dinner (Mahan House backyard)
7-8:30 p.m. Performance & Talkback (Showboat Theater)
“UpLifted: Readings from Jeanne Bryner’s Tenderly Lift Me Collection”

7:45-9 a.m.

9-9:30 a.m.
optional: walk the “3-mile square” (meet in front of the Hiram Inn at 7:45)

Registration and Coffee (Kennedy Center Second Floor)
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Morning Session (Kennedy Center Ballroom)

9:30-11 a.m.
Roundtable: Narrative Bioethics
Michael Blackie, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Humanities, University of Illinois College of Medicine; executive editor, Literature and Medicine
Rachel Conrad Bracken, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Anne Hudson Jones, PhD, Professor Emerita, Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Susan Stagno, MD, Professor Emerita, Psychiatry and Bioethics & Medical Humanities, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  

11:15 a.m-12 p.m.
“Learning to Read: Text, Context, and Ethics”
Catherine Belling, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
12-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Kennedy Center Dix Dining Room/Campus Green)
1:15-4:30 p.m.Afternoon Session (Koritansky Hall)

1:15-2:45 p.m.
“Comics as a Tool for Self Reflection and Advocacy”
Shirlene Obuobi, MD, Writer, artist, and cardiology fellow, The University of Chicago Medical Center

3-4:30 p.m.
“Medical Humanities for Social Justice: Making Changes for a Better World”
Brandy Schillace, PhD, Author, historian, and Editor in Chief of BMJ Medical Humanities
5-6:15 p.m.Keynote (Kennedy Center Ballroom)
Anna DeForest, MD, MFA, Assistant Attending, Supportive Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
6:15-7 p.m.Reception and Book Fair (Kennedy Center Second Floor)
7-9 p.m.Dinner and Open Mic (Kennedy Center Dix Dining Room)
Mahan House