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Comics and Medicine: Healthcare Access/Healthcare Barriers Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:20 – 11:50 a.m.
Comics and Medicine: Healthcare Access/Healthcare Barriers
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryHear from a panel discussing "Healthcare Access/Healthcare Barriers," moderated by Michael Green. Part of the Comics and Medicine conference.
DescriptionPanelists:

“How to save a life: A graphic novella for Chinese speakers”
Hendrika Meischke, PhD (University of Washington)

"Covering healthcare in crisis: Comics journalism from a pop-up clinic”
Meredith Li-Vollmer (Public Health - Seattle and King County)

“The Experience of Disability: A Patient’s Perspective Through Historical Comics”
Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS (University of the Incarnate Word)

“Basketball and Biobanks: Comic Book Assent through Narrative and Metaphor”
Leah Eisenberg, JD, MA (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Alex Thomas, MD (Booster Shot Comics), & Gary Ashwal, MA (Booster Shot Comics)


Comics and Medicine is an annual 3-day conference dedicated to graphic medicine, a genre that promotes the exploration of the intersections between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In keeping with this year’s theme of “access points,” the Library has partnered with the organizers to provide free public access to some conference programs on Friday and Saturday. To learn more about the conference or graphic medicine, visit Graphic Medicine.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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