Storytelling in medicine


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Open Section


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This day meeting will explore storytelling in medicine and the impact of the medical humanities, with medical authors providing an insight into their work.

Dr Sam Guglani, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cheltenham and Curator and Director, Medicine Unboxed, will discuss his new novel, Historiesa hypnotic portrait of life in one hospital, over one week. Book now to secure your place.

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1.00 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

1.30 pm

Welcome and introduction

Dr Paquita de Zulueta, President, Open Section, RSM

1.40 pm


Dr Sam Guglani, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cheltenham General Hospital and Curator and Director, Medicine Unboxed

2.25 pm

Question and answer session

2.35 pm

On narratives and medicine - a conversation

Professor Brian Hurwitz, Professor of Medicine & the Arts, King's College London, Dr John Launer, Author and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London and Dr Sophie Ratcliffe, Associate Professor in English Literature, University of Oxford

3.15 pm

Question and answer session


Tea and coffee break

3.50 pm

The patient's story

Rachel Kelly, Author and Mental Health Campaigner

4.30 pm

Learning from our own stories in medicine

Audience participation

5.00 pm

Discussion time

5.20 pm

Closing comments

Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, Royal Society of Medicine and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, University of Oxford

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

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