American Association for the History of Medicine 2006 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The American Association for the History of Medicine invites submissions in any area of medical history for its 79th annual meeting, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 4-7 May 2006. The Association welcomes papers on topics related to the history of health and healing; of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and public health, from all eras and regions of the world. In addition to single-paper proposals, the program committee welcomes proposals for sessions and luncheon workshops; individual papers for those sessions will be judged on their own merits.

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Individuals wishing to present a paper must attend the meeting. All papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Because the Bulletin of the History of Medicine is the official journal of the AAHM, the Association encourages speakers to make their manuscripts available for consideration by the Bulletin.

The AAHM is using an online abstract submission system. We encourage all applicants to use this system. The website is: It is easy to use.

If you are unable to submit online, you may submit by sending eight copies of a one-page abstract (350 words maximum) to the Program Committee Chair, Hughes Evans, M.D., Ph.D., Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Avenue South, MTC 201, Birmingham, AL 35233.

Abstracts should clearly state findings and conclusions as well as research questions. They should also provide the following information on the same sheet: name, preferred mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, email address, present institutional affiliation, and academic degree(s). Abstracts must be received by 15 September 2005. Email or faxed proposals will not be accepted.