Goals & Objectives

The Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference is a three-day event for health professionals, patients, caregivers and artists who consider narrative skills essential for healing and wellness.

We invite you to join us for a mix of keynote speakers, small group narrative workshops, networking opportunities, live storytelling, poster presentations, and excellent food in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building at Oregon Health & Science University. 


During the conference you will

  • Examine the many insights to be found in stories of illness and wellness
  • Explore your own stories, understand those of others, and value them all 
  • Develop skills in recognizing and being attentive to narratives of all kinds
  • Make interprofessional and interpersonal connections

Upon completion you will be able to

  • Recognize what is meaningful to you in a health care setting
  • Appreciate diverse perspectives regarding stories of illness and wellness
  • Have narrative skills to integrate into your own practice
  • Cultivate interprofessional and interpersonal relationships by connecting with a community who values collaboration around the intersection of health and narrative

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