Eunames Congress (May 21st)

i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, in collaboration with the international organization The Doctor as a Humanist is holding the “Humanism in Surgery” Symposium on 19th, 20th and 21st May 2022, in hybrid format (presential at the Institute of Research and Innovation in Health, i3S-UP, Porto, Portugal and online).

The last day of the symposium, 21st May, will be dedicated to The European Narrative Medicine Society (EUNAMES) Congress, with a plenary session, a roundtable and talks by some of the most influential members of the society.

Please note that the meeting will be held live (West Europe Time).
To attend it is necessary to register here:

9:00-9.20: Plenary – EUNAMES (European Narrative Medicine Society): state of the art of the medical humanities and narrative medicine in practice in Europe.
Maria Giulia Marini, ISTUD, University La Sapienza Rome.

9:20-9.45: What Europe asks from Health Humanities. 
Niels Fietje, WHO Europe.

9:45-10.45: Roundtable: A European Map of Narrative Medicine.
Moderator: Susana Magalhães;
With: Isabel Fernandes (FLUL), Muiris Houston (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Nicoletta Suter (SIMEN, Italy), Christos Lionis (University of Crete, Greece), Ourania Varsou (University of Glasgow, UK), Neil Vickers (Kings College London), Theodora Tselingka (University of Ioannina, Greece), Marco Cordero (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge Barcelona, Spain), Valeria Viarengo (Major Hospital of Charity, Italy).

10:45-11:00: Coffee break

11.00-11.15: Narrative based practice in Europe: developing collaboration.
John Launer, University Colloge London. 

11.15-11.30: Open debate.

11.30-11.45: The lost interplay between medicine and music. 
June Boyce-Tillmann, University of Winchester.

The European Narrative Medicine Society was born from an idea of the Italian Society of Narrative Medicine (SIMeN), and  it is an association of non-profit researchers dedicated to the investigation of Medical Humanities and Humanities for Health in the medical, health care, social services.

The purpose of this European Society is to promote and strengthen dialogues, discussions on the present and the future of Medical Humanities and narrative medicine, for health professionals, researchers (both academics and non-academics), humanists, teachers and other professionals coming from every branch. All this with the aim to contribute to improve both the well-being of people who suffer from a physical condition or a mental illness, and the health workers, the caregivers, the social services and the citizenship.



We are always welcoming new members from around Europe and happy to broaden our host member community with people fro around the world. If you want to join us, please send a short profile to the above email and we will be in touch.

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