Medical Humanities Conference 2020

The 10th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference is planned for September 24-26, 2020.  Due to an evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we will be holding the event virtually.  

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now available. Since this is a virtual event, we have more flexibility than normal on formats.  Please therefore feel free to propose anything from individual papers to panels to any other format that would usually promote and disseminate your project.

Conference Program

The conference program will be available in August.  We are still determining which virtual platform to use.


We will require registration for the event.  However, we are exploring waiving associated registration fees to accommodate both the reduced costs of a virtual event and economic hardships to individuals and institutions.  Please check back for more details--we should announce a plan no later than August 1 as we're working it through our university administration.

Getting to Kalamazoo

[Conference in 2020 is virtual--no travel to Kalamazoo is required.]

Conference hotels

[Conference in 2020 is virtual--no travel to Kalamazoo is required.]

WMU sponsors