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Humanities in Medicine Symposium 2019

Phoenix, AZ US
October 24, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Island from the Sky, Betsy Aguirre

Course Directors:
Renee E. Caswell, M.D., Katherine C. Kough, Lisa A. Marks, M.L.S., AHIP

The annual gathering showcases research and best practice surrounding the intersection of arts and humanities disciplines with a connection to healthcare – inclusive of music, visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing, storytelling, narrative practice, ethical considerations, and other topical discussions. 

Registration Fees



Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D.$350
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA,
Allied Health Professional, Retiree

One Day Rate
Coupon 1DF19S06790 (Friday)
Coupon 1DS19S06790 (Saturday)

Student (made possible with generous support from friends and benefactors)$100

           Presenters must be registered attendees at the symposium. 

Contact Kit Kough at for further information.   


Target Audience

The symposium is designed to engage artists, humanists, and healthcare providers who have an interest in this fast-growing field. We welcome attendees from a broad spectrum of arts in healthcare and health humanities proponents including – arts and health practitioners, expressive art therapists, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, veterans services professionals, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, artists, researchers, educators, students, family and professional caregivers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways in which health humanities and the arts can provide valuable teaching tools for health care professionals, specifically in terms of improving patient communications, empathy, and resilience.
  • Describe how other practitioners have enhanced their practice through their work in Health Humanities.
  • Explain how the active experience of the arts (literature, visual art, music, theatre, dance and others) can improve health care delivery and the work/life experience of health care practitioners.
  • Discuss ways the arts and health humanities can support community health.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.75 ANCC
  • 14.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/24/2019 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
10/26/2019 - 5:00pm

Click here to view Program Schedule on mobile

Mayo Clinic Franke Education Center
5777 East Mayo
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States


Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
(480) 563-1500

Reserve your room before September 23, 2019 in order to receive a discounted rate of $185 plus tax per night (limited number available) in a Studio King room. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Humanities in Medicine  course when making your reservation

imageIn 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:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.75 ANCC
  • 14.75 Attendance


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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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