Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine workshop

The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine is holding a workshop in Venice at the beautiful Palazzo Ca’ Pesaro Papafava on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

The Hippocrates Initiative is dedicated to the development of the interface between poetry and medicine. Typically this falls into the following categories: A medicinal theme within poetry, the use of poetry as therapy, and the use of poetry within health professions or education. Now in its 5th year, the Hippocrates Initiative has run 4 major symposia, and runs international poetry prizes with entries from 55 countries. In 2011 it was awarded the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. Please follow this link to learn more about us: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/.

The Venice event itself will consist of lectures, breakout sessions and discussions, with the aim of developing this fascinating field and discussing the future of the links between poetry and medicine. It will also be a chance to meet leading poets, clinicians and academics from all over the world in one of Italy’s most magical cities.

More information on the event, and the link to Registration for the event and for the speakers’ and delegates’ dinner on the Saturday evening can be found on the Hippocrates Venice event page: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/symposia/2013-hippocrates-in-venice.html. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the delegates.

Joining the Hippocrates Society will ensure a 20% discount on the Venice Registration fee, as well as discounts on Hippocrates publications and future Hippocrates events http://hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-society.html

If interested in attending the event in Venice, please contact our administrator at hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com.