Come join us in our four day Social Medicine Symposium in Urbana, Illinois!
Organized by Patch Adams MD and School for Designing a Society, the Symposium looks at the impacts of social context on health, disease and the practice of care. We ask such questions as: What’s the effect of poverty and racism on epidemiology? How do we take into account the social as well as physical side-effects of our medicine? The discipline known as Social Medicine was launched to address such questions, and the Gesundheit Institute has had a unique contribution to the theory and practice of Social Medicine.
Based on the Gesundheit philosophy that “one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family/community/society/world” social medicine offers a powerful alternative perspective through which to consider wellness, in contrast to a view dominated by concepts of chemical imbalance, genetics, and individual pathology.
The Social Medicine Symposium is aimed at students and mid-career professionals who seek training in global health delivery concepts and skills. In addition to speaker presentations, there will be small group focus discussions, late night ‘hot spots’, skit-making, role-playing games, clowning. *Certification from Gesundheit Institute is available for credit-seeking participants.
Cost | $500 for tuition, hotel room, meals, and transportation to/from airport/train station.
Where? | School for Designing a Society in Champaign-Urbana, IL
When? | Dates TBA!
Who should attend? people with a stake in care systems—-health care providers, med-and-nursing-students, teachers, ecologists, students, business people, patients.
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