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Medicine Unboxed: Students 2016 - deadline 3 July 2016

The annual Medicine Unboxed conference is inviting students to apply for a 10-minute presentation at Medicine Unboxed: Students 2016.

Undergraduate or postgraduate students from all backgrounds are able to apply, including art, drama, music, medicine, literary studies, philosophy and other health-related subjects. Previous presentations have included conversations and debate, performances, storytelling, dance and comedy, workshops and film.

Sing with Us: The Benefits of Singing for Those Affected by Cancer

A new project looking at the benefits of singing for those affected by cancer is offering people who are affected, including patients, staff, carers and bereaved the opportunity to join free choirs or to take part from home.

The choirs are supported by recent research by the Royal College of Music which indicated that choral singing reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood and boosted immune function.

http://www.rcm.ac.uk/cps/singwithus/

Open Senses - call for participants - deadline 1 June 2016

Open Senses will be the UK’s first cross-cultural weekend dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of sensory studies and the sensory arts.

Aesop Marketplace

Arts charity and social enterprise Aesop has launched its own Marketplace to connect health decision-makers with arts in health programmes

Team Up

A London-wide volunteering programme partnering doctors and dentists in postgraduate training, healthcare students and public health professionals with community organisations is seeking expressions of interest.

The aim of Team Up is to create legacies for community organisations through sustainable projects, promote closer working between the NHS and the third sector, broaden educational experiences for healthcare professionals and, ultimately, help to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged Londoners.

Call for abstracts: Encountering Pain conference, London – deadline 18 March 2016

Abstracts are invited from individuals or groups responding to the general theme of communicating and/or encountering pain. These may be conventional conference presentations and posters, visual arts or interactive sessions.

How do we respond when we encounter the pain of another? What happens when our own bodies encounter pain?  What tools do we possess when attempting to communicate pain and are there forms other than language for expressing it? These are some of the questions we will be engaging with.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week deadline this Friday! - 11 March 2016

The deadline for including events in the Creativity and Wellbeing publicity material is this Friday 11 March. There are loads of events already included in the week and in Creativity and Wellbeing Plus and this year’s festival looks set to be the biggest and best yet – so don’t hang about if you are thinking of including a walk or a talk, a show or a debate – all the details are at www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk

Collaborative opportunities for researchers and practitioners, London - Feb–July 2016

The Cultural Institute and Breathe Arts Health Research are launching a new programme to explore how the arts can enhance health and wellbeing in clinical and care settings.

The Art of Mentalizing – 22 - 24 October 2016

Submissions are invited for this New York conference bringing together people working in psychology to explore the role of arts in health.

The theme of the conference is “how we define and develop the clinical interventions required to produce sustainable change and the role of mentalizing in this process.”

Proposals are invited for:

Call for Papers – arts and dementia – deadline 16 July 2016

The First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia will take place in March 2017. A call for papers has now been issued.

From 9-10 March 2017, the Royal Society of Public Health and Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting an international conference on arts and dementia.

Invitations are now open for abstracts of up to 200 words which clearly describes research in this area.

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