Health Humanities & Arts in Health International Symposium

27 November 2017 & 28 November 2017 The Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LD

Event date: Monday, 27 November 2017 at 9.00 AM
Running until: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at 5.00 PM

Sharing research and best practice.

The arts, including music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literature, are increasingly recognised as having the potential to support health and wellbeing. This symposium aims to bring arts and health together with health humanities for a fruitful exchange and opportunities to enrich practice.

Health Humanities links health and social care disciplines with the arts and humanities. It aims to encourage innovation and novel cross-disciplinary explorations of how the arts and humanities can inform and transform healthcare, health and well-being.

The symposium will present and explore the latest research and provide an opportunity to share evidence-based practice. There will also be a series of workshops, debates and networking opportunities.

Activities will include:

  • Round Table Debates
  • Collaboration and Networking Opportunities
  • Practical Workshops
  • Academic Research Papers and Presentations
  • Flash Sessions (short presentations/provocations)

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Stephen Clift

Stephen is Director Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Christ Church Canterbury, whose achievements include undertaking the world's first randomised-controlled trial on the potential benefits of singing for older people.

  • Professor Paul Crawford

Paul is Founder of the International Health Humanities Network and Co-Director of Health Humanities at University of Nottingham.

  • Professor Susan Hogan

Susan is author/editor of several books on the arts in health which are used in the training of arts and health professionals globally.

  • Professor Aaron Willamon

Aaron heads the Centre for Performance Science at Royal College of Music and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

OPUS Sessions

There will also be a series of sessions run by OPUS Music CIC (OPUS). OPUS Music CIC is a leading provider of Music in Healthcare practice and training, with weekly practice currently taking place at the bedside on children's and older people's wards and specialist care units in hospitals across the East Midlands. OPUS delivers training and apprenticeships, supporting the development of a network of Music in Healthcare practice across the UK. OPUS musicians are trained through European Commission funded training initiatives led by Musique & Santé (France) and the Royal Northern College of Music.

A short taster session

Group music-making opens opportunities for deep human connection, communication, nurture and empathy. But are these opportunities limited to those with technical proficiency and musical training? This short, engaging and fun session will open up the 'musician' within you.

A longer workshop

Why music? Music is ubiquitous, part of 'normal' life. It forms part of our identity from a very young age. How can music help when 'normal' is replaced by crisis?

A presentation

The growth of Music in Healthcare practice - from European roots to an emerging practice supported by a National Alliance of Musicians in Healthcare. This session will explore the background to, and ethos of this emerging practice.

Full two day symposium (includes vegetarian lunch).

Institutionally Supported Individual: £295.00

Individual: £195.00

Workshop Leader Presenter Reduced Rate: £90.00

Student: £59.00

Early Bird Conference Rates:

Institutionally Supported Individual: £265.00

Individual: £175.00

Workshop Leader Presenter Reduced Rate: £80.00

Student: £53.00

Call for Abstracts:

We welcome a range of presentation styles, these are outlined below.

Types of presentation:

  • 15 minute papers - 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions. This can be an individual or team presentation.
  • Flash Sessions – these are 5-7 minute short discussion pieces/provocations
  • Practical Workshops – this is an opportunity to share some art making or show what you do
  • Other – please submit another format if you wish, suggested formats are welcome.

Please submit your abstract by 12pm, 31st October 2017 HERE

Key Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st October 2017
Programme Available: 13th November 2017

To book onto this conference, please complete the booking form below:

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