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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts and Humanities Symposium


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts Program

Date and Time

Friday, January 24, 2020
10 am to 3:30 pm


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive, Aud. E
Lebanon, NH

First Annual Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts and Humanities in Medicine Symposium: The current state of the arts and humanities in medicine research and programming.

Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Gertrude H. Mertens fund of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts Program. 

This innovative symposium will highlight arts and humanities research projects and programs that are active at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dartmouth College and the Hood Museum, as well as future opportunities for collaboration.

Keynote Speaker: Heather Stuckey, D.Ed, Associate Professor of Medicine, Humanities and Public Health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, is the keynote speaker. Dr. Stuckey’s research focuses on improving the education, self-management support and psychological distress of people with diabetes and other chronic disease. Using medical humanities-based models and problem-solving techniques, she works with qualitative methods (narrative, video, arts-based inquiry, observations, interviews, focus groups) to determine how adults make meaning of their illness and how the medical community can respond to support patients and their families.


10:00 to 10:15 am: Welcome and Introductions, Lara Ronan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine

 10:15 am to 11:15 am: Research presentations

  • Lara Ronan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine

  • Robert Quon, PhD candidate, Darmouth College

  • Maxwell Vergo, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care section and Marv Klassen-Landis, Creative Writing Specialist

  • Kathy Kirkland, MD, Section Chief and Director, Palliative medicine

11:15 am: Neely McNulty, Hood Foundation Associate Curator of Education and Vivian Ladd, Teaching Specialist, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

11:30 am: Marion Cate, MEd, CHES, Employee Wellness program manager, Live Well Work Well Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Kathy Cadow Parsonnet, RN, MPH, Fraglets Art

11:45 am to 12:00pm:  Break

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote, Dr. Heather Stuckey, D.Ed, Associate Professor of Medicine, Humanities and Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Break and Poster viewing

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Open Table Idea Harvest for Research & Collaboration

2:00-3:30: Breakout sessions 

  • Heather Stuckey study design 

  • Creative Arts and Humanities in Medicine 

  • Interactive arts & humanities activities 

Learning Outcome:

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss at least three examples of research that connects the arts and humanities to patient and physician outcomes.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.