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Conferences and Symposia Archive

History in the NIH

The 4th Annual Stetten Symposium

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Conference program (PDF – 300KB)

Date/Time: 6 June 2012 / 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Venue: Wilson Hall, Building 1, National Institutes of Health

This Symposium is a ‘progress report’ by the four current fellows in the Office of History.  Their presentations explore biostatistics and biometry at the NIH, the problem of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Joseph Kinyoun (the founder of the forerunner of NIH/NIAID), and the origins of NIAAA and NIDA in the 1970s.

Stetten Symposium 2011

Download: Conference program (PDF - 464KB)

Date/Time: 14 June 2011 / 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Venue: Wilson Hall, Building 1, National Institutes of Health

This Symposium is a 'progress report' by the eight Stetten fellows in the Office of History. Their presentations explore Federal responses to obesity; the NIH and the problems of homelessness; the problem of anticipation in hereditary disease; nanotechnology and cancer; complementary and alternative medicine at the NIH; the history of biological conceptions of mental illness; and the role of the NIH in promoting AIDS research in Africa. 

For further details please download the conference program (above).

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Student Symposium

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Date: 10 June 2011
Venue: Lister Hill Visitor’s Center (Building 38A), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Free to Registrants 

This Symposium – cosponsored by the Office of History, the National Library of Medicine, the Society for the Social History of Medicine and the Chemical Heritage Foundation – aims to provide a forum for graduate and post-doctoral students in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the Mid-Atlantic region to discuss issues of common interest. 

For further details and registration please download the conference program.

Stress, Trauma, and Adaptation in the 20th Century

Stress, Trauma, and Adaptation in the 20th Century

Conference program (PDF - 0.50 MB)

Date: 9-10 November 2010
Venue: Conference Room D, Building 45 (Natcher)
National Institutes of Health

This workshop brings together leading historians from the United States, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and Japan to explore changing ideas about stress in the twentieth century.  The meeting is co-sponsored by the Office of History, the National Library of Medicine, and the Centre for Medical History at Exeter University.    

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History at the NIH

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Conference program (PDF - 2.35 MB)

Date/Time: 15 June 2010 / 8:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room D, Building 45 (Natcher)
National Institutes of Health

This Symposium is a 'progress report' by the seven Stetten fellows in the Office of History. Their presentations explore the NCI’s cancer virus program in the 1970s, public responses to Leptin and obesity, nanotechnology and cancer, the NIH consensus development program, complementary and alternative medicine at the NIH, the history of psychosurgery, and the role of the NIH in the development of research ethics. 

For further details please download the conference program. For a PDF of the conference poster click here.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Student Symposium

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Conference program (PDF - 252KB) 

Date: 4  June 2010
Venue: Lister Hill Visitor’s Center (Building 38A), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Free to Registrants

This Symposium – cosponsored by the Office of History, the National Library of Medicine, and the Washington Society for the History of Medicine – aims to provide a forum for graduate and post-doctoral students in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the Washington DC area to discuss issues of common interest.

For further details and registration please download the conference program.

Finished Proofs? A Symposium to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of On the Origin of Species (1859)

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Conference program (PDF - 2.2MB)

Date/Time: 1 October 2009 / 9:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Venue: Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine (NIH), 8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, Bethesda, MD

This symposium (co-organized by the Office of History and the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine) brings together leading historians, philosophers, and scientists to explore changing understandings of Darwinian theory in the last 150 years.

For further details please download the conference program.

History in the NIH

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Conference program (PDF - 192KB)

Date/Time: 16 June 2009 / 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room D, Building 45 (Natcher),
National Institutes of Health

This Symposium is a 'progress report' by the four Stetten fellows in the Office of History. Their presentations explore NCI's cancer virus program in the 1970s; NIH research on cholesterol; complementary and alternative medicine at the NIH; and the role of the NIH in the development of research ethics.

For further details please download the conference program.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Student Symposium

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Conference program (PDF - 252KB)

Date: 8 May 2009
Venue: Lister Hill Visitor’s Center (Building 38A), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Free to Registrants

This Symposium – cosponsored by the Office of History, the National Library of Medicine, and the Washington Society for the History of Medicine – aims to provide a forum for graduate and Post-Doctoral students in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the Washington DC area to discuss issues of common interest.

For further details and registration please download the conference program.

The Role of the Research Physician: From Golden Past to Threatened Future?

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Conference program (PDF - 112KB)

Date: 26-27 March 2009
Venue: The Cloisters (Building 60), National Institutes of Health
Free to Registrants

This conference brings together, for the first time, leading physician researchers, organizational leaders, historians, and social scientists for a multi-disciplinary exploration of the physician-scientist research tradition, its changing contours, and the challenges and opportunities it faces going forward.

For further details and registration please download the conference program.

Graduate Student Symposium

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Conference program (PDF - 208KB)

Date: 2 May 2008
Venue: Lister Hill Visitor’s Center (Building 38A), National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Free to Registrants

This Symposium – cosponsored by the Office of History, the National Library of Medicine, and the Washington Society for the History of Medicine – aims to provide a forum for graduate students in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences in the Washington DC area to discuss issues of common interest.

For further details and registration please download the conference program.