2015: 6th International Poetry and Medicine Symposium and Hippocrates Awards

London - Friday 22nd May, 2015

The winners and commended entrants were announced by the judges at the end of the 6th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.

2015 Winners in the Open and NHS awards

2015 7 - poets

Photos from the Awards



Online programme

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Medical Society of London
11 Chandos St, London W1G 9EB

Map - 11 Chandos St

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The symposium will include poster sessions, lectures, round table discussions and poetry readings.

There will be sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. The programme of lectures, round table discussions, poetry readings and the Hippocrates Awards Ceremony will be published on the Symposium website

2015 Symposium Faculty includes:

Catherine Bailey (Northumbria Uni: poetry and dementia); Giskin Day (Imperial College, London: speaker on poetry in medical education); Wendy French (University College Hospital, London: poetry in palliative care and poetry reading); Joseph Gascho (Hummelstown, USA: poetry and echocardiography); Rebecca Goss (poetry reading and 2015 judge); Michael Hulse (University of Warwick; chair); Romi Jones (poetry and dementia); Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham; 2015 judge); Simon Rae (2015 judge); Vicky Riley (University College Hospital, London: poetry in paliatitve care); Donald Singer (FPM, London; chair); Ellen Storm (Liverpool: poetry reading); Karen McCarthy Woolf (London: poetry reading); John Riddington Young (speaker: Bidford - Phineas Fletcher and the Purple Island).

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Programme outline

9.00 - 15.30  

15.30 - 16.00 

16.00 - 16.20 
Reading - Rebecca Goss

16.20 - 18.00  
Awards presented by the judges
Readings of award-winning entries

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