Thank you for your interest in The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities Conference. We had an outstanding turnout with excellent presentations and thoughtful discussion. Various media from the conference are soon to come!

The conference is scheduled to begin with a reception in the afternoon of Thursday, May 8, and conclude in the afternoon of Saturday, May 10.  We will bring together scholars, clinicians, scientific investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the medical humanities: how they are being created, circulated, used in medical settings and beyond. We are interested in recognizing how the visualization of health impact patients and healers (broadly defined) in dynamic ways to develop new languages in which to speak to and about them with people around the world. We see this conference as the first step in establishing a collaborative dialogue regarding the contemporary and historical status of the visual image within the medical humanities through a series of follow‐up meetings and projects held in USA & Europe.

The Sealy Mansion, also known as Open Gates The Sealy Mansion, aka Open Gates, was completed in 1889 and lived in by members of the Sealy family until it was bequeathed to UTMB in 1969. It is now an elegant conference and event space for University events.

One of Open Gatess conference rooms
Walking through the room on the second floor where the conference will be held. The room has full connectivity for most A/V needs, plus full window black-out capabilities.

Useful documents for the Conference:


Institute for Medical Humanities, UTMB
The Honors College - U. Houston
Art & Design Research Institute, U. Ulster


Jerome Crowder, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch (

 Terence Wright, Art & Design Research Institute, University of Ulster (

 Dan Price, The Honors College, University of Houston (

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