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PLENARY TALK and MINI-WORKSHOP at Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine 2017 Humanities in Medicine Symposium, October 27-29, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Thought leader forum on the humanities and the arts in medical education, American Association of Medical Colleges. Jul7 11-12, Washington, DC.
Grand Rounds (General Medicine), Maine Medical Center. May 17, Portland, ME.
The Art of Uncertainty: Unlocking its tools and diagnostic potentials in visual arts, mini-workshop with Gordon Schiff, MD, at Diagnostic Error in Medicine 2016 (November 6-8, 2016), Los Angeles, CA.
Attentional Direction: Teaching demonstration with Shahram Khoshbin, MD, at The Art of Examination: Art Museums with Medical Schools Partnerships (June 8-9, 2016), Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
The Art Practicum: Art and Clinical Skills. Pre-course at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine 2016. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. In collaboration with NGA educators as well as Harvard Medical School faculty Drs. Joel T. Katz and Shahram Khoshbin on April 29, 2015. 4 CME’s.
Plenary panelist at Arts and the Health Humanities: Intersections, Inquiry, Innovations, Cleveland Art Museum and Cleveland Clinic (April, 2016). Information here.
Aesthetic Attention: Art and Clinical Skills. Two-day intensive (November 13-14, 2015) at the Center for Narrative Practice, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In collaboration with Dr. Amy Ship, MD, MA.
Public Talk at OTA15: Sioux Falls. WeAreOTA.com
“Close Reading in Visual Art: Looking with Aesthetic Attention.” Seminar at Center for Narrative Practice 2015 Summer Institute. NarrativePractice.org
Visual Thinking Strategies and One Application: A Workshop for Teaching Artists. Lincoln Center Education’s Summer Forum Teaching Artist Training Program, July 17, 2015. LincolnCenterEducation.org
Visual Thinking Strategies in Medicine (panel); Visual Thinking Strategies in Higher Education (panel). VTS Summer online series (July-August, 2015).
Art, Perception, and the Clinical Novice. Faculty retreat mini-workshop. Quinnipiac University Netter School of Medicine. May 21, 2015.
The Art Practicum: Art and Clinical Skills. Pre-course at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine 2015. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In collaboration with a team of samurai arts educators as well as Harvard Medical School faculty Drs. Joel T. Katz and Shahram Khoshbin on April 29, 2015. 4 CME’s. Information here.
The Art Practicum: Enhancing Diagnostic and Communication Skills. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. 12 CE hours, through the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Information here.
Mindful Observation: Art Museums in the Education of Healthcare Professionals. Panel at the New England Museum Association annual meeting, November 20, 2014.
Teamwork, Empathy and Teaching. Panel at National Art Education Association annual conference, San Diego, CA (co-presenter on panel), March 30, 2014.
Aesthetic Attention: Art and Clinical Skills. A webinar for premeds curious about what art might have to do with being a better healthcare provider, hosted by the American Medical Student Association, February 21, 2014.
What does art have to do with Patient Safety? Webinar hosted by the Global Alliance for Arts in Healthcare. Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Aesthetic Attention: Art and Clinical Performance . Workshop at Dotmed13, Dublin, Ireland. More here.
The Art Practicum: Seeing in Uncertainty. A Trans-professional Workshop for Clinicians and Science Educators, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October 25-26 2013.
The Art Practicum: Clinical Skills for the Digital Age. Mini-workshop at Millennial Medicine: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption, Rice University, Houston, TX, May 5, 2013. More here.
“Phenomenal workshop. Whole new way of seeing. So many parallels with clinical diagnosis and synthesis. Viscerally promoted reflection, humanism, teamwork and critical thinking in medicine—and art appreciation overall. Thank you!”
–James Meisel, MD, FACP
“I enthusiastically endorse the Art Practicum Workshop Series for Clinicians. Alexa is an experienced, engaging teacher who presents a dynamic workshop. I have participated in several, and I have implemented lessons learned in small group ambulatory didactic sessions for fourth year medical students. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in refreshing their skills in broad, artistic, humanistic dimensions.”
–Suzanne Sarfaty, MD, MPH