Lazarus rising: Leicester academic elected President of AMH

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 16, 2010 04:34 PM |
That’s Association for Medical Humanities, convening in Leicester next year.

Dr Paul Lazarus, Senior Clinical Educator in our Department of Medical and Social Care Education, has been elected as President of the Association for Medical Humanities (AMH).

Based at the University of Glasgow and founded in 2002, the AMH promotes the medical humanities throughout the UK and Ireland in education, healthcare and research. By way of example, some of the topics covered at their 2010 conference in Truro included:

  • Alternative narratives in the documentary filming of surgery
  • Pathology, beauty and cancer
  • A cut too far? Cochlear implants and division amongst the Deaf
  • Emotional, embodied and affective geographies of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness
  • Healthcare Design for the Built Environment
  • Burns as reality and metaphor in three Canadian novels
  • Pod casts to teach philosophy and sociology to medical students
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Doctor: ‘Lightness and Weight’

Next year’s AMH conference will be here in Leicester over 11-13 July 2011, jointly hosted by us and the University of Nottingham.

Dr Lazarus, who combines his University teaching with GP work, has been instrumental in setting up our MA in Medical Humanities, from which the first students graduated earlier this year.

He is also something of a performer and last year gave a lunchtime recital, at the University’s arts centre, of the works of Flanders and Swann.