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This sounds of interest to SciArt members in the Los Angeles area.

 Karen Reeds
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On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Megan Rosenbloom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello all,

 

Some of you might be interested in this one-day conference at USC on November 5, free to RSVP. Details below. Please address any questions to Janet Kramer at [log in to unmask], I’m not an organizer, only a panelist. Thanks!

 

 

"Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human"

Fall 2014 Conference and Public Gallery Exhibit

CONFERENCE PROGRAM | RSVP

 

From the anatomical drawings of Vesalius to contemporary MRI and CT scans, images create and popularize medical knowledge as well as influence diagnosis and treatment. This one-day conference will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice and education. How does representation, both visual and literary, construct and complicate facts about a medically knowable body? How does it also change our individual and societal perceptions of illness, disease, and health? In what ways do technological advances in imaging techniques, including virtual reality simulations, influence medical practices? How can the analysis and creation of art enrich medical education?

The conference aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation by bringing together scholars from a variety of fields including Art, History, Literature, Communications, Anthropology, Medical Illustration, and Medicine. Events for the day will include research presentations on the relationship between medicine and images; a career roundtable for students interested in the health humanities; a keynote lecture on the use of entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health; and a public gallery exhibit of medical images. 

Conference

Wednesday, November 5 | 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

 

Public Gallery Exhibit

Monday, November 3 - Friday, November 7

Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard

 

Organizing Sponsor: USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics

 

Co-Sponsors: USC Office of the Provost, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Center for Feminist Research, Department of Comparative Literature, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program, and Visual Studies Research Institute

 

 

 

Megan Rosenbloom, MLIS AHIP

Associate Director for Collection Resources

Norris Medical Library

University of Southern California

323-442-1134

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Megan Rosenbloom, MLIS AHIP

Associate Director for Collection Resources

Norris Medical Library

University of Southern California

323-442-1134

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