In keeping with the original sense of the word "symposium," this educational weekend will also be convivial—suffused with fun and camaraderie, applying our principles to the event itself, in the midst of the warmth and beauty of the ambience on the Gesundheit land in West Virginia.
Based on the cornerstone of the Patch Adams philosophy that “one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the community from the health of the world,” symposium participants will take all three modules during the weekend: The Health of the Individual; Community Health and Social Medicine; and Global Health Delivery Science.
May 26- June 3, 2013 | Guayaquil, Ecuador
During the week we will open our hearts into the discovery of improvisational play, communal connectedness, and activism through joy and service.
If you've never clowned before, this is your chance to dive into a whole new way of being!
Each day, we will explore the dynamics between play and power during visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, public parks, prisons and special needs facilities.
Gesundheit's project-in-progress to build a unique model of holistic health care will serve as an inspiration for us to coax each other to dream big—in our personal lives, in our community involvements, in our contributions to global peace and justice.
June 2-23 | Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro, West Virginia
This three week session draws on insights and practices from experimental composition, epic theater, poetry, dance, clowning, 2- and 3-dimensional art, story-telling, critical theory, systems theory, and cybernetics. Situated in the beautiful natural and built environment of the Gesundheit Institute, the intensive combines seminar, group work, and assignments with walks, clown trips, and other opportunities for engaging with the local environment.
Gesundheit! Institute Global Outreach and Bolaroja Clown Doctors of Peru invite you to join more than 80 clowns in Iquitos, Peru for the 8th annual Belen Festival!
Clown One Italia, Clown One Japan, Patch Adams MD, and the Gesundheit! Institute invite you to join us this summer on our land in rural West Virginia.
August 18 - 25th, 2013 | Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro, West Virginia
A week dedicated to rediscovering the joyful and creative potential of our body and of our inner Nature (our soul) in the woods of the Gesundheit Institute.
September 4 - 8, 2013 | Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro, WV
The Healthcare Justice Gathering is an activism-oriented meeting of students, physicians, medical professionals, clowns, and community-builders, whose programming is organized and created by its participants. Initially started in 2005 by the Direct Action Interest Group at AMSA, the HCJG is going on its eighth year and has expanded to include a workshop-based gathering at Patch Adams' Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro. To Register & for More Information Click Here ⇒
October 2 - 30, 2013 | Gesundheit Institute, Hillsboro, WV
Patch Adams and the Gesundheit Institute are offering a four-week elective: "Humanistic medicine: constructing your humanism".
We invite all interested stake-holders in health care to participate: pre-med students, medical students, nursing students, activists, scholars.