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The first panel podcast from the 2012 Toronto Comics & Medicine conference is on the topic of Comics in Patient Education. In part one of this panel, we will hear from Cathy Leamy and Allison Zemek. The full Q&A from the panel will follow next week’s podcast.
Cathy Leamy is an independent cartoonist, specializing in autobiography, humor, and education. She also works as a web developer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA, building electronic medical record applications with a focus on primary care. Her talk is titled, “Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: A case study of humor comics as a method of patient education.” More info about this talk is here, and you can follow Cathy’s work on her website.
The second talk in today’s podcast is by Allison Zemek. Allison is a 3rd-year medical student at Stanford University, with a concentration in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities. She was born and raised in Southern California and went to UC Irvine for an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. Her talk is titled, “A children’s comic book for promoting healthy lifestyle choices.” The comic she is discussing can be found here. More info on her talk can be found here.