Policies and Politics of Care | April 18-19, 2015

Sixth National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Philadelphia, PA

We are pleased to announce the latest meeting of a national biennial conference organized to bring together a growing community of clinicians and trainees undertaking scholarly research in fields such as medical anthropology, the history of medicine, health economics, narrative medicine, and health policy.

The conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of April 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the University of Pennsylvania.  It is organized around the theme Policies and Politics of Care.  Care-giving lies at the core of a clinical relationship, but far from being an apolitical site of human compassion or technical skill it is highly structured by broader social dynamics, market forces, and a trans/national policy landscape. We look forward to broad interdisciplinary investigation into these themes.

In 2015 we continue to build on the momentum that began with the initial conference at UCSF ten years ago.  The biennial meeting aims to foster intellectual conversation among a distinct breed of clinician-scholars and to renew the bonds that support the continued vitality of our community. We invite you to help us make that happen. Please save the date and plan on joining us for what we hope will be a wonderful and engaging conference.

Additional information, including a call for papers, registration information, details about lodging, and a preliminary program will be posted as it becomes available.

We welcome your comments and questions at physicianscholars@gmail.com and very much look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia next April.


The 2015 Conference Planning Committee