Graphic Medicine is an annual conference examining and celebrating the role of comics in the study and delivery of healthcare. The next conference will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies on August 16–19, 2018. They have an open call for papers.
They are looking for abstracts that focus on health, medicine, and comics (in any form). For example, using comics for clinical interventions, accessing funding sources, engaging with care communities, working with disability injustice, and more. Previous presentations have included “The Process of Comics: Reflection, Identity, Access” lightning talks and “Drawing How the Brain Experiences Trauma” workshop.
There are a few types of presentations. Lightning talks are short, 5-minute presentations introducing a new, ongoing, or completed work. Oral presentation are 15–20 minutes showcasing collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Panel discussions are 90-minute interviews with a panel of speakers on a single topic. Workshops are 90-minute, activity-driven sessions about skills related to comics, such as drawing and accessing personal stories.
You only need to submit a synopsis by January 30, 2018, that includes the authors, contact information, title, sample images, and presentation format. For more information on submitting, the guidelines are available online.
Post by Angela Boyle (’16).