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You’re Invited: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

Posted by on February 15th, 2019 Posted in: Graphic Medicine, Trainings
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Graphic for New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon being held at the UMass Medical School on April 10, 2019


UPDATE: We’re happy to announce that travel scholarships are now available for attendees from the New England region traveling more than 50 miles.  For more information or to apply, contact Sarah Levin-Lederer (sarah.levinlederer@umassmed.edu) or Martha Meacham (martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu).

Are you interested in using Graphic Medicine as a health outreach tool, but don’t know where to start? Does your library have a Graphic Medicine collection, but you want ideas of how to expand and create outreach around these resources? Is your organization interested in creating Graphic Medicine to address a health need in your community?

NNLM-NER is excited to announce the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon taking place at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

For librarians and information specialists of all kinds, health education and outreach professionals, creators and others working with graphic medicine, this event is designed to provide you with concrete strategies to incorporate and expand the use of graphic medicine in your libraries, community organizations, and general health education outreach efforts.

Finishing touches are being put on the schedule, but here’s a preview:

Attendees will be encouraged to create comics during breaks and at lunch with supplies and support provided to help people learn by doing.  These comics can then be entered for a chance to win prizes.

Registration now open https://goo.gl/forms/jbUZNj27aqpzFhxM2.  Space is limited, so please register early.

For more announcements about the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon, follow @nnlmner and #NEGraphicMedComicCon19.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at sarah.levinlederer@umassmed.edu or 508-856-5910

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University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-5985

This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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