I (Ian) am giving a keynote talk in symposium at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Conference Information & Schedule
We invite scholars, educators, artists, and health care providers to consider the educational and therapeutic benefits of comic books/graphic novels. Patients may struggle to clearly convey or understand their experience with acute or chronic medical or behavioral health issues. Likewise, students may struggle in their learning process. This conference offers the opportunity to think broadly and creatively about how comic books/graphic novels can be used by health care providers and educators to assist patients and students in addressing their challenges. By facilitating this collaboration of people from different perspectives, we aim to facilitate a productive dialogue through formal and informal gatherings.
Schedule Registration is Free
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, NE
6:30 p.m. public reception
7 p.m. Keynote speaker: Ian Williams, M.D.
Title of Talk: Graphic Medicine: Improving Health Communication through Visual Storytelling
Friday, April 10, 2015
Fine Arts Building, University of Nebraska-Kearney
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Katie Monin, Ph.D.
Title: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Enhance Classroom Education
Title: The Ride Together: Using Comics to Speak about Autism
Tina Morris, MS, CPC, LMHP
Title: Alternative Therapies: Promoting Visual Representations through Sand Therapy
Lisa Kastello, Ph.D.
Title: Healing Expressions: Artist Trading Cards
Presentations, Posters, and Artwork Sessions
“Think Tank” Sessions to promote the generation of research ideas & collaborative research