The 2020 New England Graphic Medicine (NEGM) Conference was sponsored by the MCPHS University Center for Health Humanities (CHH) with support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, New England Region (NNLM, NER). Originally planned to take place on the MCPHS Boston campus, the conference was held virtually March 26 through March 28. Video recordings of conference events can be found below along with sketch notes for each presentation.
Opening remarks with A. David Lewis, NEGM Organizer; Sarah Levin-Lederer, NEGM Co-host; Richard Kaplan, Dean of MCPHS University Library & Learning Resources; Michael Spooner, Dean of MCPHS University School of Healthcare Business; and Carol-Ann Farkus, Co-director of CHH.
Keynote with Brian Fies, creator of Mom's Cancer and A Fire Story.
Coronavirus discussion panel with Darren Taichman, pulmonary and critical care physician and executive editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, and Alice Jaggers, medical librarian.
Workshop - Experience, Process, and Papercuts: Making Mental Health Comics with creators Ned Barnett and Liz Bolduc.
*Ned Barnett previously went by Beth Barnett, and now uses he/him pronouns.
Panel on minding graphic medicine's rise with Matthew Noe, librarian at Harvard Medical School; creator Cathy Leamy; and cartoonist Maria Photinakis.
Workshop - Drawing through Depression & Cultivating Healthy Artistic Practices with creator Laura Lee Gulledge.
Workshop - The Opposite of Silence: A Deep Dive into a Comic about the AIDS Crisis and the Echoes of Empathy with cartoonist/editor J.D. Lunt.
Panel on Pushing Boundaries with Christopher McGunnigle of Seton Hall University and cartoonist Ian Sampson.
Closing remarks with A. David Lewis, NEGM Organizer; Sarah Levin-Lederer, NEGM Co-host; Alice Jaggers, medical librarian; Matthew Noe, librarian at Harvard Medical School; and sketch note artist Sandy Bartholomew.