Register by April 1 to confirm your participation.
For those of us immersed in the day-to-day practice of medicine, or in close study of health and health care, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. The very intensity of our focus can blind us to crucial questions of health care delivery: What's the effect of poverty on epidemiology? How do we take into account the social as well as physical side-effects of our medicine? The discipline known as Social Medicine was launched to address such blind spots, and the Gesundheit! Institute has a unique contribution to the theory and practice of Social Medicine.
This spring, the Gesundheit! Institute is offering the Social Medicine Symposium, a non-degree program held May 23-25, 2014 in Hillsboro, WV. The Social Medicine Symposium is intended for students and mid-career professionals who seek training in global health delivery concepts and skills. 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: 1) The Health of the Individual; 2) Community Health and Social Medicine; and 3) Global Health Delivery Science.
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.
Cost: covers food, lodging, all educational workshops, and transportation to/from the Lewisburg airport or White Sulphur Springs train station. This fee does not include your transporation to West Virginia.
Travel: Please meet us at Gesundheit and arrive by the evening of Friday, May 23. You can plan to leave Gesundheit on May 25. The only meal we will be providing on May 25 is breakfast, and we ask you to leave by the afternoon.
Questions? Contact Melanie for questions or concerns.