2020 New England Graphic Medicine (NEGM) Conference
March 26-28, 2020
Official hashtag: #NEGM20

Thank you for a great virtual conference! Presentations are archived below.

Graphic Medicine is an emerging field that considers the role that comics and graphic novels can play in medicine – including medical education, health literacy, healthcare communication, and much more. Organized by the MCPHS Center of Health Humanities, the 2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference was supported by the MCPHS University Libraries, the School of Healthcare Business, and the School of Professional Studies. Additional guidance and resources were provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER).

NEGM logo by Cathy Leamy, www.metrokitty.com

2020
Thursday, March 26th
7:00 PM

Opening Remarks

A. David Lewis, MCPHS University

7:00 PM

Friday, March 27th
11:00 AM

Workshop A: Experience, Process and Papercuts: Making Mental Health Comics

Beth Barnett
Liz Bolduc Sux

11:00 AM

12:30 PM

Keynote with Brian Fies

Brian Fies

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

Panel A: Coronavirus Discussion

Alice Jaggers
Darren Taichman

2:30 PM

Saturday, March 28th
9:30 AM

Climate Anxiety: What we need to talk about when we talk about climate change

Maria Photinakis

9:30 AM

Graphic Medicine & Canonization: Are We on a Worrisome Path?

Matthew Noe, Harvard Medical School

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9:30 AM

Panel B: Minding Graphic Medicine’s Rise

Matthew Noe, Harvard Medical School
Cathy Leamy
Maria Photinakis
Lara K. Ronan, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

9:30 AM

Who’s in the Room?

Cathy Leamy

9:30 AM

Workshop B: Drawing through Depression and Cultivating Healthy Artistic Practices

Laura Lee Gulledge

9:30 AM

12:30 PM

Diagnosing the Invisible: Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles and the Ontology of Graphic Medicine

Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University

12:30 PM

Panel C: Intersections

Issy Manley, The Center for Cartoon Studies
Natalie Wardlaw, The Center for Cartoon Studies
Sage Persing, The Center for Cartoon Studies
Phoebe Cohen
Karen E. Roehr, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

Panel D: Pushing Boundaries

Pin-Chia Feng, National Chiao Tung University
Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University
Ian Sampson

12:30 PM

4:30 PM

Workshop C: The Opposite of Silence: A Deep Dive into a Comic about the AIDS Crisis and the Echoes of Empathy

J. D. Lunt

4:30 PM

7:00 PM

Closing Remarks

A. David Lewis, MCPHS University

7:00 PM