Alan Bleakley to speak at Oviedo symposium

Dr Alan Bleakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at the University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School, is an Artel Press author The Bio-illogical (2023) and will be the keynote speaker at the forthcoming Hippocrates Symposium at the University of Oviedo, Spain 23-24 May 2024.

Alan’s talk is entitled: ‘Poetry as antibody: Inoculating against the malaise of instrumentalism in medical education’.

He will also be giving a poetry reading with Dr Shane Neilson (family practitioner, critic, and poet) of McMaster University, Canada.

Alan and Shane will in addition be launching their co-edited book The Routledge Handbook of Medicine and Poetry with over 30 contributors embracing conversations between medicine, medical education, and poetry.

We wish Alan every success at this prestigious conference this spring.