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Call for posters: Seeking the Welfare of Healthcare Workers

Doctor crying after death

On 28 September 2016, an Oxford conference  will explore how partnership between healthcare workers and medical humanities can support that prerequisite for excellent patient care, namely the welfare of healthcare workers.

The conference has a limited number of spaces for posters of work (and artwork) connected to the conference theme. Whilst they are especially keen to encourage work from early career researchers connected with medical humanities, they will also consider contributions from healthcare workers and undergraduate/postgraduate students. These must be in keeping with the themes of the conference and in the spirit of knowledge exchange between the humanities and healthcare (if in doubt, please contact the organisers for advice). Initial submission should be in the form of abstracts of no more than 400 words (excluding references) that include the title, the author’/s’ name/s and affiliation/s, contact details, and a brief explanation of the work’s relevance to the conference.

All successful abstracts and posters will be included in an ‘abstract and poster’ book to be circulated at the conferences and available online as a downloadable pdf. Posters should be printed and A0 in size – these should also be readable as an A4 printed handout. If you are proposing an artwork, this handout can take the form of a photograph, or set of photographs, of your work. Up to fifteen posters will be chosen for display and a 3 minute presentation by the author/s. It is the authors’ responsibility to bring an A0 poster for display on the morning of the conference if selected. Authors will be notified 3-4 weeks before the conference whether their abstract has been selected for the conference book or for conference book and presentation. There will be a competition for best abstract and best poster. 

Please submit abstracts by email to: