2020 HHC Presenter Info
2020 International Health Humanities Consortium:
The Politics of Health
March 26-28, 2020 | Vanderbilt University
*** POSTPONED ***
Conference Presenter Information
Official Schedule for presentations can be found at this link: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs//2020-hhc-conference-schedule/
Important notes about the schedule:
- We are not accepting any time slot accommodations for presentations.
- There might be changes in room assignments as we get close to the conference, however dates and times for the presentations will stay the same.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a presenter and/or institutional name missing or change.
- If you are no longer able to present and/or attend the conference, please email us and we can issue a refund.
Presentation Time Lengths and Format
Each session is 90 minutes. There will be 1-2 student volunteers in each of the rooms to assist with timing the presentations, start/end of sessions, and technological assistance.
We will not be recording sessions. If you wish to record a session/panel that you are leading or a part of, please email us beforehand to obtain permission to do so.
Individual paper presentations: Each individual presenter will have 10-15 minutes to present in their assigned session. Order is based on the schedule posted online. Once all presenters have finished their presentations, a chair will moderate a question-and-answer session and will take questions from the audience.
Flash presentations: Each flash presenter will have 5-8 minutes to present in their assigned session. Order is based on the schedule posted online. Once all presenters have finished their presentations, a chair will moderate a question-and-answer session and will take questions from the audience.
Panels: Panels will run for 90 minutes. Chairs were assigned to panels based on who submitted the panel abstract. It is up to the discretion of the panel of how they will organize presentations, activities, and/or the question and answer session within the given time frame. You must adhere to the session start and end time slots.
Workshops: Workshops will run for 90 minutes. It is up to the discretion of the workshop organizers of how they will organize the presentations, activities, and/or the question and answer session within the given time frame. You must adhere to the session start and end time slots.
All presenters (individual papers, flash, and panels) are welcome to bring a PowerPoint to go along with their presentation. Please bring on a USB, Google Drive/Dropbox, etc. We will open all the PowerPoints at the start of the session.
Conference Abstract Booklet
In an effort to go-green, we will make available at least one week before the start of the conference an online, PDF version of the conference abstract booklet.
Visa Application/Conference Invitation Letters
If you require a conference letter for visa application letter, please email us at email@example.com with the email subject line: “Visa Letter Request”. Guidelines for obtaining an invitation letter for a visa application are as follows:
- Please include your full employment information and mailing address. Please provide as much information as possible.
- Please include the address of where you will be staying during the conference.
- We cannot provide any financial support for your travels and participation.
- We cannot provide letters for spouses or guests.
- The letter of invitation will be send by email to the email address you request the letter from. We cannot email/send the letter to any embassy or consulate.
- We cannot intervene on behalf of the invitees with the Embassy or U.S. Consulate via fax, phone, mail, or email. The U.S. State Department provides information on traveling to the United States regarding passports, international travel, and visas.
Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of emails we have been receiving, we will respond to your email within 3 business days.
2020 Conference Schedule
Sponsored by the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, The Curb Center, Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Sociology, American Studies, Dean Bonnie J. Dow, Dean of Academic Initiative, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Stanford Medicine: Medicine & the Muse Center for Biomedical Ethics, Hiram College: Center for Literature and Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, HHIVE, Columbia University Medical Center: Program in Narrative Medicine, Center for Bioethics and Humanities: University of Colorado Center Anschutz Medical Campus, Duke University Health Humanities Lab, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Program for Humanities in Medicine: Yale University School of Medicine, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and University of Utah Health.