Noted Medical Anthropologists To Offer Insights on the Field at Conference

Yale will host a first of its kind conference of medical anthropologists Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27.

More than 1,000 people have registered for “Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity,” which will be held beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday in Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove sts.

The growing field of medical anthropology brings together experts from a host of disciplines such as global health, mental health, science and technology, bioethics, public policy, gender studies, medical history and anthropology to study health and illness across time and cultures.

“At this conference, we are extremely fortunate to begin each day with insights on these key areas of intersection from a group of the world’s most prominent medical anthropologists, all of whom have made critical interdisciplinary contributions,” says Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology and international affairs at Yale and chair of the program.

The conference plenary and afternoon sessions are open to all members of the Yale community with a valid I.D.

More information on the conference can be found at www.yale.edu/macmillan/smaconference.

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