Medical Humanities Conference 2017

The Seventh Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference was September 14 to 15, 2017.


Registration for the conference is now open at the registration site. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Conference Program

The conference program and conference abstracts are now available, as well as a summary schedule.  The venue will be the Fetzer Center; here are directions and maps.

Getting to Kalamazoo

For those flying, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) is approximately five miles from the conference site. Grand Rapids (GRR) sometimes has less expensive flights and is about an hour's drive away. Trains are regularly available from both Detroit and Chicago, each of which is serviced by large, international airports.

Conference hotels

Holiday Inn West
2747 S 11th St
(269) 375-6000

This hotel has an airport shuttle, as well as shuttle service to and from the conference site; it is the recommended hotel for those without cars. Conference rate is $99/night. Rooms must be reserved by Sept. 1 to receive the conference rate; make reference to the "Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference."

Red Roof Inn West
5425 W Michigan Ave
(800) 874-9000

This is a recommended budget option, though does not offer shuttle service. Rates are approximately $60/night, and no booking code required.

WMU sponsors