Medical Humanities Conference 2018

The Eighth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference is September 13-14, 2018.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now available; submissions are due May 15.


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

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The conference program will be posted in August. The venue will be the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.  The address is 300 Portage Street (maps and directions).  


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.


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; use our booking code ("WHU") or the customized link above, which lands in our booking portal.

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.