Please download a pdf version of the Program here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Registration (Coffee, tea provided)
Location: TMEC Atrium

9:00 - 9:15 AM: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Anne Becker, MD, PhD, SM
Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School  

9:15 - 10:45 AM: Opening Keynote
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Social Technologies to Transform Medicine: From White Opioids to Structural Competency

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, New York University
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center

Followed by discussion led by faculty respondent Arthur Kleinman, MD, MA
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology in Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

10:45 - 11:00 AM: Coffee break
Location: TMEC Atrium

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Research Presentations, Session 1 (click here for full list of presenters and downloadable abstracts)

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch (Catered bag lunch provided)
Location: TMEC Atrium

1:30 - 3:00 PM: Plenary Keynote
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Medical efficacy in an increasingly intervened-in world

Robert Aronowitz, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Followed by discussion led by faculty respondent Allan Brandt, PhD
Professor of the History of Science, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard University

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Coffee break
Location: TMEC Atrium

3:30 - 5:00 PM: Research Presentations, Session 2 (click here for full list of presenters and downloadable abstracts)

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Career Panel for MD/PhD Trainees
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Elise Carpenter, MD, PhD, Preceptor, Lawrence Family Medicine Residency; Clinical Associate, Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Zirui Song, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; recent graduate of Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program (PhD 2012 Health Policy, Economics track; MD 2014)
Scott Stonington, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, International Studies, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan; Attending Hospitalist Physician, VA Medical Center; Primary Care Physician Neighborhood Family Health Center, Ypsilanti, MI
ModeratorKim Sue, Internal Medicine-Primary Care Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; recent graduate of Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program (PhD 2014 Medical Anthropology; MD 2015) 

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Conference Dinner and Dessert Talk
Location: TMEC Atrium

Can't you hear that lonesome whistle blow?

Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, Professor in the Center of Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a Dessert Talk to conclude our dinner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

7:30 - 8:30 AM: Business Meeting (Coffee, tea provided)
Location: Holmes Learning Studio, TMEC 306

8:30 - 10:00 AM: Research Presentations, Session 3 (click here for full list of presenters and downloadable abstracts)

10:00 - 10:15 AM: Coffee break
Location: TMEC Atrium

10:15 - 11:45 AM: Closing Keynote
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Confrontation and Complicity with the Engines of Inequality: Immigrant Health, Medicine and the Social Sciences

Seth Holmes, MD, PhD
Chair of Medical Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley
Co-Director, MD/PhD Track in Medical Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley and UCSF; Founder, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Followed by discussion led by faculty respondent Anne Becker, MD, PhD, SM
Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School  

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Coffee break, bag lunch pick-up
Location: TMEC Atrium

12:00 - 1:30 PM: Medical Education Faculty Roundtable: Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities into Medical Curricula, Concluding Remarks
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

Joel Braslow, MD, PhDFrances M. O’Malley Chair in Neuroscience History, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Associate Director, Social Sciences Track, UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, David Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA
Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
David Jones, MD, PhD, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School
Loren Walensky, MD, PhD, Director of Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Principal Investigator and Attending Physician in the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Children’s Hospital Boston (subject to change)
Student Representatives: Michelle Munyikwa, MD/PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania and Perelman     School of Medicine; Josh Franklin, MD/PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania and Perelman School of Medicine

1:45 - 2:45 PM: Informal Discussion on Physician Activism
Location: TMEC Amphitheater

While our official conference will conclude at 1:30 PM, we invite all those interested to attend this brainstorming session on medical activism, from the local to the national scale. We hope this will be a productive sharing of ideas, strategies, and best practices.