International Conference on Medical Humanities

The International Community of Medical  main goal is to develop innovative spaces for the creation and exchange of knowledge in a wide range of disciplines related, to a greater or lesser degree, to health and the humanities within society. The community interacts through a face-to-face congress held annually in different parts of the world, as well as a family of indexed and peer-reviewed journals, and a collection of books on academic reflection.

Members of this knowledge community include academicians and researchers linked to the various fields of medicine, along with educators, humanists, professionals in health and hospital management, professionals in the pharmaceutical sector, sociologists, and other health professionals.

The International Conference on Medical Humanities has become a forum for discussion on Humanities applied to the study of health, disease, and medicine. The analysis of all personal, cultural and social values are articulated along with the biological facts regarding health and sickness. The conference includes prominent speakers, some of the world’s most prestigious thinkers, as well as lectures, workshops, and seminars by professors, researchers, and professionals from both the public and private sectors. The official languages ​​are Spanish, Portuguese and English.

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Conference Themes

  • Anthropology and medical sociology
  • Art, literature, and medicine
  • Bioethics
  • Medical communication
  • History of Medicine
  • Psychology and psychopathology
  • Theory of medicine
  • Philosophy of medicine
Scientific committee

Scientific committee

Scientific Director

Dante Gallian, PhD – Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP (Brazil)

Dante Gallian has a Ph.D. in Social History from the University of São Paulo (USP) with a post-doctorate from the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France. He is Professor and Director of the Center for the History and Philosophy of Health Sciences (CeHFi) of the Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM) of the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), where he coordinates the Humanities Laboratory and the line of research “Humanities, narratives and humanization in health” (Fapesp-CNPq). He is the author of “A Literatura como Remédio: os classicos e a saúde da alma”, Ed. Martín Claret.

Committee members

  • Yuri Bittar, CeHFi-EPM- UNIFESP (Brazil)
  • Simeão Sass, CeHFi-EPM- UNIFESP (Brazil)
  • Nádia Vieira, CeHFi-EPM- UNIFESP (Brazil)