Full Symposium brochure available here.
Led by Joel H. Popkin, M.D., this symposium is about caregiving and caregivers – what we can do for those in need and what we can do about caring for ourselves. We will tell you surprising – maybe even dazzling – things we can do for those in need, and how that all works. We will also speak of caring for ourselves, since, after all, if we can’t care for ourselves, we can’t really care for others. Those of us in the caregiving business often forget that vitally important piece of the equation.
Program – Saturday, April 29, 2017
WamsWorks (6 Institute Rd, Worcester)
7:45-8:30 - Registration
Part 1 - Literature and Medicine
8:30-9:15 - "Finding Hope and Healing Through the Arts” - Drs. Frank Domino, Gary Blanchard
9:15-10:00 - “Why We Need to Tell—and Listen to—Stories” - Lucia Knoles, PhD
Break - 10:00-10:30
Part 2 - Music and Medicine
10:30-11:30 - “Symphony of the Brain” - Joel Popkin, MD
11:30-12:15 - “Music Therapy: Clinical Applications within the Medical Model” - Kayla Daly, BCMT, LMHC
Lunch - 12:15-1:00, including musical interlude
Part 3 - Art and Medicine
1:00-1:45 - “The Art of Observation” - Jim Welu, PhD
Worcester Art Museum (55 Salisbury Street, Worcester)
2:00-3:00 - “A Docent Led Tour on the Use of Fine Art to Teach and Improve Observation Skills” - Paul Steen, MD et al.
3:00: 30 minute roundtable discussion: where do we go with today’s discussion?
3:00: Tour WAM on own until closing
3:00: Enjoy the May flowers
Regretfully, we must limit docent tours at the museum to the first 90 registrants who indicate interest.