Conference on the History of Rural Medicine April 6-7, 2015

We are calling for papers for a day and a half conference on the history of rural medicine to be held at the University of Kansas Medical Center on April 6-7, 2015.

Please send an abstract for a 20 minute talk by January 30 to Chris Crenner in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at [email protected]. If you are unable to send by email please call Ryan Fagan at (913) 588-7040 for further instructions. We will notify all applicants of acceptance by February 6.

We would like to encourage submissions by early scholars and graduate students. The Department of Family Medicine at KUMC has made available funding to help defray the costs of travel. If you are an early scholar or graduate student and wish to be considered for travel support, please include a letter of intent addressed to Dr. Mike Kennedy, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center and outline very briefly the significance of your project to rural medicine.

The conference will host a series of short papers with discussion as part of a collaborative effort to understand trends and implications in historical research on rural medicine and health. The conference will conclude on April 7 with a roundtable discussion of the past and future of rural medicine held at the headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Leawood, Kansas and hosted by the Center for the History of Family Medicine of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and chaired by Dr. Robert Daugherty, former dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and past Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

The keynote address will be given by Jennifer Gunn, History of Medicine Endowed Professor and Director, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, speaking on the development of educational programs in rural medicine.

The conference is collaborative project of the Program in History of Medicine, University of Minnesota, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and the Departments of Family Medicine and History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.