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MSSU Ready for Artful Medicine Symposium

By: Olivia Ryckman | Published: September 14, 2023 | Categories: Press Release
MSSU Ready for Artful Medicine Symposium

Joplin, Mo—The second annual Artful Medicine Symposium is to take place from Oct. 19-21 on Missouri Southern’s campus.  

Sponsored by Freeman Health System, Dr. Lance and Mrs. Sharon Beshore, and Kansas City University, this conference strives to unite healthcare and the humanities by pursuing innovative pathways to improve patient/physician interactions through research and artwork.  

Abstracts have been received from renowned institutions such as Harvard and Yale and territories like the U.S. Virgin Islands. Attendance is expected to increase since the first symposium last year.  

The keynote address will be delivered by Renée Nicholson, director of the Humanities Center at West Virginia University and Angela N. Pierce, assistant dean of Whole Health Integration at Alice L. Walton School of Medicine.  

Registration is free for Missouri Southern and KCU students. KCU employees will receive a 50% discount, while MSSU employees may register for free.

Art submissions are due by Oct. 6, and potential contributors must apply through the application link:

Non-MSSU or KCU students and employees should view prices and register for the Artful Medicine Symposium through website: