Upcoming Conference – Fevers, Frets, and Futures: uncertainty and new ecologies for post-Covid healthcare.

Fevers, Frets, and Futures: uncertainty and new ecologies for post-Covid healthcare.

Association for Medical Humanities Annual international conference 2022, in collaboration with the IAS, UCL: 13th – 16th September 2022 (1:30 – 6:30 pm each day).   

The last two and a half years have exposed points of encounter between existing anxieties about climate change and environmental collapse and new crises of health and well-being in the face of the Covid pandemic. What are the lessons we can learn from the frets and fevers of a global pandemic, to think and create new futures and a new sustainability in our work, our lives, and the environments on which they precariously depend? Creating a dialogue between the SHAPE (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and STEM (Biomedical, Science, Engineering and Technology) disciplines, this hybrid conference brings together global and local perspectives on practice, in a community of trust.

Confirmed keynote/plenary contributors include:

Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Prof Helen Chatterjee, Prof Anthony Costello, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Dr Margo Greenwood, Dr Nick Watts (Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England), Invisible Flock and the Land Body Ecologies Team at the Wellcome Hub, Prof James Wilson and artists Dr Lisa Boivin, Dr Onya McCausland, Dr Harold Offeh, Christine and Margaret Wertheim, Prof Dryden Goodwin and dancer Anusha Subramanyam (Beeja.com).  

Organiser: Dr Deborah Padfield

Conference administrator: Triona Waters

Event curator: Patricia Mascarell Llombart

Student organisers: Ananya Sood (St George’s MBBS final year student) & Lorna Bo

The programme will include an exciting blend of keynote presentations, panel discussions, delegate oral presentations and conversations from diverse perspectives alongside creative and interactive workshops and student poster and creative prizes.

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 7th August 2022.

Link to website for call for papers, student prizes, and to book a place: