UNM Sponsoring Conference that Will Blend Medicine with Arts and Humanitites

For the first time, UNM is sponsoring a conference to address some of these issues: "Return to Wholeness: Healing and the Humanities."This conference will examine the relationships between many facets of humanities disciplines and their relevance to illness and recovery.It will be of interest to a broad range of persons--those who provide or who are involved with the delivery of healthcare, such as nurses, medical assistants, physicians, and social workers.It will also be relevant for artists, musicians, writers, journalists, film makers, teachers--those in the humanities whose creative efforts are concerned with the processes of illness and recovery.

The conference will be held at Keller Hall on the University of New Mexico campus on the evening of February 14 and all day February 15.It will feature a number of interactive as well as didactic sessions which will explore these areas of interest.There will be numerous opportunities for participants to learn new ways to connect the arts more directly to daily life and healing, and to interact with staff from both medical and humanities departments at UNM.

The roles of sound and music, poetry, visual media, and literature will be highlighted, as well as the role of Native American healing traditions.

Early bird" community registration (before January 31) is $95. Regular registration is $130. Continuing medical education and nurse education credits are available. For more information, contact the UNM Office of Continuing Medical Education, 272-3942, or visit the UNM CME website at http://hsc.unm.edu/cme.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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