Palette Issue IV: Call for Submissions

Please see this call for submissions for Palette, UofT Medicine’s arts and culture magazine from Sheila Yu , Editor-in-Chief, Palette Magazine 

Palette Call for Submissions – Deadline Extended to November 29th, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Palette is currently accepting submissions for Issue IV of Palette, UofT Medicine’s arts and culture magazine. If you are interested in having your work included in our next issue, please send your submissions to palette.utoronto@gmail.com by Sunday November 29th at 11:59pm! 

Kindly let us know in your email if you would like to be published anonymously.

Categories of accepted work include:

  • Visual arts
  • Creative writing
  • Performance arts
  • Lifestyle 

If you have books, podcasts, recipes, workouts, or other recommendations, please share them with us here: https://forms.gle/CWk48pjhYX6L7ZBe9

Please refer to our submission guidelines for more information: shorturl.at/myFK6

Love, the Palette Team 💕

Representations of Pain: An Online Exhibition and Event

From the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University (Montreal) :

We are thrilled to invite you to the launch of our interactive online installation, Representations of Pain, which interrogates representations and expands definitions of pain through a variety of media, from fine arts to the sciences. Curated by Thalia Stefaniuk, designed by Michael Ferrier, and based on Ariela Freedman’s research on pain and representation, this digital exhibition and event explores the many ways in which artists imagine and explore pain, grief, and suffering.

The work of Quinlan Deer, Jane Eyre Jordans, Christeen Francis, Alec Gandy, Cat Prince, Ms. Teri, Valentine Abraham, Anne Isabelle Leonard, Claire Ellen Paquet, Daniel Almeida, and Amanda Brown varies in subject and medium, but each one grapples with the language of pain, the articulation of suffering in body, mind, and culture, and the moments of relief provided by fantasy, beauty, and empathy. Explore the artists; attend the symposium; participate in an interactive performance. See the poster attached for dates and register for our symposium on the home page, and for interactive performances on Valentine Abraham and Anne Isabelle Leonard’s artist pages.

In this moment of pandemic anxiety and political reckoning, as we isolate from one another in a global time of suffering, and struggle to come together for social change, our hope is this exhibition will provide beauty, community and solace.

Follow us on instagram for updates.

best,

Thalia Stefaniuk
Michael Ferrier
Ariela Freedman

www.representationsofpain.com

HeNReG 2020-21 Virtual meetings starting in October

Health Narratives Research Group 2020-21/ Virtual Meetings Starting in October

Invitation From Carol Nash PHD :

The HeNReG meets weekly on Wednesdays, between the first week in October and the last week in April. There is a natural break at the end of the calendar year and new members often join in January.

The Health Narratives Research Group (HeNReG) allows researchers the opportunity to take the personally relevant stories that initiated their commitment to health care and develop them into narratives with a particular point of view. The process includes both personal reflection and the willingness to share one’s story and gain additional insights from the rest of the group.

The HeNReG is a voluntary, non-credit group, free of charge, open to any member of the university community interested in health care. Diversity of membership is both supported and encouraged.

Participants may develop their narrative into a piece for publication in either written (e.g. memoir, poem) or alternative format (e.g. graphic novelization).

As a result of COVID-19 limitations, meetings now take place entirely online over a hybrid-model, private Facebook group platform.  Created by Dr. Nash, the private Facebook group includes all members of the 2020/21 HeNReG.  To participate, potential members require:  a Facebook account, to “friend” Dr. Nash, and be willing to join this private Facebook group.

Participants can join anytime by contacting Dr. Nash at carol.nash@utoronto.ca.

The HeNReG is facilitated by philosopher of education Dr. Carol Nash, who as Scholar in Residence in the History of Medicine created this process for developing narrative in 2012 in collaboration with Professor Edward Shorter, the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. Since 2015, the group has been supported by the Health Arts and Humanities Program directed by Dr. Allan Peterkin.  From 2015-2020, the group’s meetings occurred in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

COVID & Ethics Series: links to videos of 4 webinars

From Dr Robert Klitzman,

Joseph Mailman School of Public Health

Four  online lectures on Bioethics and Covid 19 in the US

Free Lecture Series: Intersections of Race, Class, and Health

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am delighted to share details about a virtual lecture series that I have organized over this new academic year.  All of the presentations are open and free, but there is a separate rsvp link for each.  I will send along that information as we move through time and space.

Please share with others, especially your students.

Thanks,

Dr. Tess Jones

SAVE THE DATES for this year-long lecture series on Mondays at noon.

RSVP for our first presentation by Dr. Damon Tweedy, MD on October 19th.

Download flyer>>

SYNESTHESIA VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT NOW ONLINE

Our students from the ARTBEAT HEALTH HUMANITIES BLOG and  the SYNESTHESIA ART CLUB have curated a wonderful art exhibit, now available to view online.

Creative expression has flourished in these challenging times  and SYNESTHESIA now helps us launch into a new academic term.

SYNESTHESIA  is an annual event which showcases multi-media  works from students, staff , faculty and alumni from all clinical disciplines and departments in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto .

Here is the link to the virtual exhibit:

https://synesthesiauoftmed.wixsite.com/artbeat

🎨

ARTBEAT

https://utmedhumanities.wordpress.com/

Medical Humanities Education Matching Funding Grant – Call for Proposals August 2020

From Dr. Glen Bandiera, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education   

Dear Colleagues,

Post MD Education continues to offer the Medical Humanities Education Matching Funding Grant in the amount of $5,000 per project proposal, distributed on a semi-annual basis. The first (inaugural) call went out in January 2017 and grants were awarded in June and December in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

I am writing to announce the call for the fall 2020 submissions. The submission deadline is October 15, 2020 with grants awarded to the successful applicants in December.

The integration of humanities in medical education curricula has the potential to improve observation skills, self-reflection, and enhance learner competencies in the CanMEDS roles. Projects and proposals may reflect a variety of curricular designs which identify how medical humanities will be integrated into curricula and further enhance CanMEDS competencies.

Each proposal will require a matching funding commitment from the submitting department/division, i.e., if the project budget is $4,500 – a letter from the department chair committing to $2,250 is required. Funding will be provided for a one year period, and applicants must agree to submit a project report at end of the period.

Post MD Education will transfer the awarded funds to the successful applicant’s Academic Department in the Faculty of Medicine. Business Managers will provide Financial Information Services (FIS) account numbers to facilitate this transfer within four weeks of application approval or the funding offer will be withdrawn. The Academic Department will be responsible for the disbursement of funds to the successful applicant.

Attached is further background on the purpose of the grant as well as a template for the application. Please distribute widely.

[Medical Humanities Education Match Funding Grant PostMD]

We look forward to receiving applications for the Medical Humanities Education Grant by October 15, 2020.

Please submit your package by email to Arlene McKinley at arlene.mckinley@utoronto.ca

Sincerely,
Glen

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Announcements for ARS MEDICA -Canada’s Leading Medical Humanities Journal

“ARS MEDICA-A JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES”  is an award winning , biannual literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art . The journal was founded by medical educators at the University of Toronto in 2004.

Here are 2 updates from Allison Crawford MD, Editor-In-Chief :

1. Announcement of our new issue: 

Our latest issue (15.1) of Ars Medica has been published and is available to read online https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/31

2. Call for an upcoming Special Covid-related issue – submissions due September 18 2020. The call is attached, and can also be accessed at: https://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal

AAMC Opportunity!

Dear ASBH Friends:

Please see two opportunities below and thank you for all you continue to do to facilitate learning and lead during these challenging times. Stay well!

Call for Submissions: Stories and Poems During These Critical Times

The AAMC, in partnership with StoryCorps and the NEA, is seeking oral and 55-word stories for collaborative listening and story sharing that explore the lived experiences of our diverse constituents. Through a mix of media and forms—visual imagery, poetry, and storytelling—the AAMC is seeking a diverse range of voices and perspectives to honor and chronicle our community at this unprecedented time.

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Request for proposals: Advancing the integration of humanities and the arts in health professions education

The AAMC, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is seeking applications for a newly created grants program intended to advance educational program evaluation of integrated humanities and arts in health professions education. Five, 18 month, grants of $25,000 each will be awarded. The deadline for proposals is September 15.

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Liz

Elizabeth Gaufberg MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional and Academic Development

Admin: Ellen Hedstrom ehedstrom@challiance.org or cpd@challiance.org (617) 665 3152

Next Oasis Online Writing Group – July 2nd 🗓

Invitation for The Oasis, a Medical Humanities Writing Group:  

This initiative is open to all learners in the health sciences and related disciplines (i.e. medical students, nursing students, residents etc.). This writing group provides a supportive space for learners to gather, reflect, and engage with peers during these unprecedented times. The group will meet via Zoom on a bimonthly basis for a narrative medicine-based workshop co-facilitated by two psychiatry residents, Phoebe Bao and Nikhita Singhal at the University of Toronto.  

Sample Prompt: “Write about the anticipation of something”  Writing prompts will be provided in session; no writing experience or preparation necessary.  

For questions, suggestions, or to learn more, please contact Phoebe (phoebe.bao@mail.utoronto.ca) and Nikhita ( n.singhal@mail.utoronto.ca). RSVP here https://forms.gle/H2bo9cRf7X9SEtRV9 by June 30th 5pm to express your interest in this or future meetings, and to receive the Zoom invitation. Our next meeting is July 2nd from 7-8:30pm.