Call for Presentations: 26th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference


THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE DAYS CONFERENCE is an annual two-day, nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary. The next conference is being held on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, 2017.

Undergraduate students from across Canada, the United States, and Overseas are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation on the history of medicine and health care. The presentations will be 10 to 12 minutes for oral or 2 to 3 minutes for a poster (with additional discussion time afterwards). The poster display will be up for the entire conference.
The topics for presentation will cover a wide range and include areas such as the Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology and Neuroscience, etc. Prizes will be awarded in different categories and all active participants are invited to join us at the Awards Banquet on the last evening of the conference.

Each student must present an original historical research attempt with new methodological perspectives on the topic and/or have a critical discussion following the presentation.

If three to four students would like to present together on a related topic, this could be done in a panel form. A suitable discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment upon these particular presentations. We ask, however, that presentations and poster abstracts be sent in by one author only, not multiple authors.

The Keynote Speaker will be Professor Paul Weindling from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, United Kingdom. The title for his presentation will be publicly shared when the preliminary program is established.

For further information on available stipends and to see the call for presentations and other application related materials please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program ( The deadline for this CfP is January 16th, 2017.

Please send your abstracts and application materials directly to: [email protected]

Donna Weich, Conference Coordinator