2021 Humanism & Healing Virtual Conference

[UPDATE] This conference is now over and the platform is closed. Thank you to all participants for their incredible work and engagement! Look for the conference sessions to be available later this year on our website. Sign up for our News & Notes monthly newsletter to hear about when the sessions area available.

Pre-recorded sessions, Poster Hall, and Art Gallery will be available starting April 26  at your convenience, with LIVE sessions on May 6-8. All sessions will be recorded and available until August 1. Learn more about the conference and accreditation.

After an incredibly difficult year of seclusion from our GHHS peers, it’s time to come together to share the work our chapters have done for the 2020-2021 National Initiative, Humanism and Healing: Structural racism and its Impact on medicine.

Our Gold community, including GHHS members, medical and nursing students, residents, healthcare providers, and other members of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation network, are invited to this special virtual event. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend featured programs, a combination of live and recorded sessions, Virtual Poster Hall, Virtual Art Gallery, networking events, and more.

Virtual Poster Hall & Live Poster Sessions

Join us in the Virtual Poster Hall to view more than 50 posters. Each one will include an audio recording describing the project. The Poster Hall will be available April 26 through May 10.

Projects fit in one of the following themes:

  • Structural Racism and its Impact on Medicine
  • Caring for Underserved or At-Risk Populations
  • Empathy in Medical or Nursing Education
  • GHHS Chapter Projects and ActivitiesIn addition, 16 posters related to Structural Racism and Its Impact on Medicine will be available to discuss during live breakout sessions on May 7th from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. EDT. During this time, conference attendees can ask poster teams about their projects and “wander” in and out of breakout sessions.

Note: The submission period for posters has passed.

Humanism and Healing: Virtual Art Gallery

We invite you to share your work that has helped you express your feelings during a particularly challenging year.

The Virtual Art Gallery will be open for conference attendees to enjoy and reflect upon at their leisure.






Conference Sessions

This event will consist of a variety of plenary and breakout sessions, keynote addresses, panel discussions, discussions with a GHHS author, and much more!

View the agenda.




Networking & Connecting with Others

There will be many opportunities on May 6, 7, 8 to connect!

Talk Shop: Look for “Talk Shop” on the agenda for open, free-range virtual gatherings to meet GHHS members and advocates of humanism in healthcare and share your experiences, learnings, and insights.

Clinical Improv: The Clinical Improv session on Thursday, May 6, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. EDT will be a live, experiential session with breakout groups. You need to select this session when you register. It is the only session with a limit (80 people max). Note: If the session is already full, you will be put on the wait list. If you do snag a spot and realize later that you cannot attend, please remove this optional session from your account in Cvent so that someone else can have your spot. Thank you! )

Poster Sessions: Sixteen live breakout poster sessions will be available to on May 7th from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. EDT. During this time, conference attendees can ask poster teams about their projects and “wander” in and out of breakout sessions.