Posted by Sarah Levin-Lederer on August 27th, 2018
Posted in: Blog, Graphic Medicine
Tags: community engagement, Community of Interest, graphic medicine, health disparities, Health Literacy, professional development
Held this year in White River Junction, VT at the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), the 9th Annual Comics in Medicine Conference brought together a mix of creators, medical professionals, librarians and others to discuss how graphic novels are being used by a wide array of professionals and artists to connect and educate patients, families, and the public on health topics.
Many sessions were relevant to what I do at NNLM-NER, but here are my top three conference highlights:
To try graphic medicine with your book club, community organization or staff, request a graphic medicine book club kit. Kits contain six copies of the book, a discussion guide and topic-relevant health information from trusted sources such as MedlinePlus, the CDC, NIH and more. Kits are free, so request one today.
If you want to learn more about graphic medicine and you’re in Worcester, MA between September 10 and October 20, 2018, stop by the Lamar Soutter Library (University of Massachusetts-Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655) to view the National Library of Medicine exhibit, Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn. See the library’s announcement for more details.