The American Association for the History of Medicine invites submissions in any area of medical/health care history for its 87th annual meeting, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 8 – 11 May 2014. The Association welcomes submissions on the history of health and healing; history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and histories of illness, disease, and public health. Submissions pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and panels that expand the horizons of medical history and engage related fields are particularly encouraged. In addition to single-paper proposals, the Program Committee, led by co-chairs Jeremy Greene and Shigehisa Kuriyama will also accept abstracts for luncheon workshops and entertain proposals for creatively-structured panels. Please contact the Program Committee Co-chairs if you are planning a workshop or panel. Individual papers for workshops and panels will be judged on their own merits.

Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes. Individuals wishing to present a paper are not required to be members of AAHM before submitting an abstract, but strongly encouraged to join AAHM before presenting and registering for 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 for publication by the Bulletin.

The AAHM uses an online abstract submissions system. We encourage all applicants to use this convenient software. If you are unable to submit proposals online, send eight copies of a one-page abstract (350 words maximum not including learning objectives) to the Program Committee co-Chair: Jeremy Greene, Associate Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Welch Library 324, 1900 E. Monument St., Baltimore, MD, 21210, USA.

When proposing a historical argument, state the major claim, summarize the evidence supporting the claim, and state the major conclusion(s). When proposing a narrative, summarize the story, identify the major agents, and specify the conflict. To facilitate approval for CME/CNE credit, which is vital to many AAHM members, abstracts must include three learning objectives, (not included in the 350 word abstract limit), to be chosen from a suggested list posted on the meeting website. In addition, please provide the following information on the same sheet as the abstract: name, preferred mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, e-mail address, present institutional affiliation, and academic degrees. We will make your email address available, if your paper is accepted, unless you opt out of this by emailing [email protected]. Abstracts must be received by 27 September 2013. E-mailed or faxed proposals cannot be accepted.

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