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Graphic Medicine Conference

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The Graphic Medicine Conference has been an annual gathering across North America and the United Kingdom since 2010. And in 2018, the venue is at The Center for Cartoon Studies!

London, 2010, was hosted at the School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London. The keynote speakers were Paul Gravett (editor of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics, 2008), Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, 2006), and Marc Zaffran.

Cover of Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

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Graphic Medicine Conference Call for Papers

Graphic Medicine: The Ways We Work

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.

News! The keynote speakers this year are David Macaulay (The Way Things Work) and Susan Merrill Squier (Brill Professor Emerita at Pennsylvania State University).

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.

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Graphic Medicine Conference 2017

June 15, 2017toJune 17, 2017

June 15-17

Coming up in June, Graphic Medicine is hosting the 2017 Comics and Medicine Conference: Access Points. From June 15-17, cartoonists will be swarming the Seattle Public Library Central Branch.

This years theme, Access Points, focuses on the importance of accessibility  in linking comics and health. Comics, because they include both image and text in possibly vast quantities, can reach more diverse audiences.

In addition to a number of The Center for Cartoon Studies alum including J.D. Lunt , and c0-founder James Sturm, attendees will get to hear three keynote speakers: Rupert Kinnard , who created the first LGBTQ African American comic strip characters in Cathartic Comics; Georgia Webber, creator of Dumb about her sever vocal injury and ongoing recovery; and Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women.

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Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath

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After years of using stories to teach medical students at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, Dana Walrath spent last year as a Fulbright Scholar at American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Science of Armenia. She is currently working on a graphic memoir that combines her observations on the experience of aging in this ancient culture with her award winning graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s. She is a co-author of one of the leading college textbook series in anthropology, and she has shown her art work in a variety of venues throughout North America and Europe. Her verse novel, Like Water on Stone, set during the Armenian genocide is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House) in fall 2014.

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