Humanities in Medicine Symposium 2018

Jacksonville, FL US
November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018

Course Directors: Stephen D. Trigg, M.D. and Robert P. Shannon, M.D.

Theme Education and Research in the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare. What Do We Know? What Is the Future? An invitation to share and explore emerging research and innovation in the field of arts and humanities in healthcare.

The aim of this symposium is to showcase:

  • The impact of arts and humanities programs on patient outcomes and quality of care
  • Innovative and unique arts in healthcare programs in the context of academic research
  • The role of the arts and humanities in medical education core competencies and wellness of healthcare practitioners

Tracks – PRACTICE, RESEARCH, and EDUCATION of arts and humanities in healthcare focused on OUTCOMES integrating arts in healthcare in medical training and/or patient care.

Registration Fees

Full Symposium $395.00
Post-Course Operational Workshop – How to Build a Humanities in Medicine Program (Additional Fee) $250.00

Limited scholarships for artists and students are available. *Student group rates available upon inquiry.

Presenters must be registered attendees at the symposium. Additional information regarding travel, lodging and registration is forthcoming.

Call For Abstracts- Deadline July 31, 2018  (SUBMISSIONS CLOSED)

The Mayo Clinic Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine invites proposals for the 2018 Humanities in Medicine Symposium to take place at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, November 10 & 11, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is July 31, 2018, 11:59 PM EST. Notification will be made by email the week of August 10, 2018. Email completed submission forms to FLA Humanities.

Proposals should demonstrate:

  • The value engaging with arts has to PATIENTS and their care
  • The value engaging with the arts has on healthcare providers’ personal and professional lives and in their practice
  • Emerging RESEARCH in the field
  • New and innovative programs in Medical EDUCATION

Target Audience

The symposium is designed to engage artists and healthcare providers who have an interest in building or expanding arts in healthcare. We welcome attendees from a broad spectrum of arts in healthcare proponents including – arts and health practitioners, expressive art therapists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, healthcare providers, artists, arts directors, arts institutions, veterans services, health and human service agencies, researchers, administrators, educators, students, family and professional caregivers.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/10/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/11/2018 - 5:00pm
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Mayo Clinic Kinne Auditorium
4500 San Pablo Rd
Cannaday Building
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

The Kinne Auditorium at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus is located in the Cannaday Building. Parking is available in multiple lots near the Cannaday Building on Mary Brigh Drive at no charge. Additional parking is available in the Mayo patient/visitor ramp adjacent to the Davis Building on Mayo Boulevard at $5 per day and no charge on Saturday and Sunday. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.

For those seeking off-campus oceanfront accommodations:

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Located 6 miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach FL, 32082
Located 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

For those seeking on-campus accommodations:

Mayo Clinic Courtyard by Marriott
14390 Mayo Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 45 minutes from Mayo Clinic. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Transportation is highly recommended, as the campus is not within walking distance to dining locations. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.


In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 



Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.00 Attendance
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