Medical Humanities Conference 2016

The Sixth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference was September 15 to 16, 2016.


Registration for the conference is now open at the registration site.

Conference Program

The conference program is now available, as are presentation abstracts. The venue will be the Fetzer Center; here are directions and maps.

Getting to Kalamazoo

For those flying, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) is approximately five miles from the conference site. Grand Rapids (GRR) sometimes has less expensive flights and is about an hour's drive away. Trains are regularly available from both Detroit and Chicago, each of which is serviced by large, international airports.

Conference hotels

Holiday Inn West. 2747 S. 11th St., (269) 375-6000. The Holiday Inn has an airport shuttle, as well as shuttle service to and from the conference site; it is the recommended hotel for those without cars. Conference rate is $99/night. Rooms must be reserved by 9/1 to receive the conference rate; make reference to the "Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference."

Red Roof Inn West. 5425 W. Michigan Ave., (800) 874-9000. This is a recommended budget option, though does not offer shuttle service. Rates are approximately $60/night, and no booking code required.

WMU sponsors