The University of Iowa

'The Examined Life' Conference Focuses on Creative Writing in Medical Education

The Examined Life

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference, April 29th - May 1st, 2009, focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing.

The conference hopes to foster a collaboration and discussion involving the role of writing in medical education. Sessions will focus on the benefits of writing throughout a lifelong career as a physician, as well as the role of creative writing in patient care. Participants will be able to take advantage of skill-building sessions on writing, editing, and publishing creative work.

The conference will also feature keynote presentations, offered free to the public, by Fady Joudah, Danielle Ofri and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson. The entire 'The Examined Life' conference is free for UI students.

Visit the website for more information on The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine.


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