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Arts and Health Symposium

Thursday, April 21, 2016 |9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Detroit Institute of Arts is partnering with the Arts and Health Michigan Committee (AHMC)-- representatives from Beaumont Health, Children's Hospital of Michigan and University of Michigan Health System-- to showcase the power of art and creativity in human wellness during the Art and Health Symposium on Thursday, April 21 from 9 to 4:30 p.m. at the museum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from southeast Michigan health system and art organization leaders about ways to better support patients by integrating the arts into care. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Dr. Carrie Barron, M.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and author of “The Creativity Cure: How To Build Happiness With Your Own Two Hands,” followed by five panel discussions led by healthcare and arts professionals and individuals who have been supported by art. The day will conclude with an after-glow for attendees and panelists with cocktails and refreshments, live entertainment and museum tours.

The event is open to the public. Tickets, which include lunch, are $25 and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, please call 313-833-4005 or click here.

Complete Schedule:

Introduction and Welcome
9:00-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Carrie Barron, M.D.: The Creativity Cure
9:15-9:45 a.m.

What is a life well lived? How does one achieve it? In The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness With Your Own Two Hands, Barron offers a five-part prescription for optimizing everyday experiences: insight (self-knowledge), movement (exercise), mind rest (unplug, hang out), your own two hands (make things or make things happen) and mind shift (cultivate a useful mindset). Also important for health and success is exposure to nature and meaningful connections with others.
Break: 9:45-10 a.m.

Session 1: Executive Leadership Roundtable: Integrating Arts into the Culture of Care
10-11 a.m.

Join executive leaders from major health systems in SE Michigan as they discuss the importance and value of incorporating art into the culture of health.

Deanna Lites, Health Reporter, CBS Radio

Panel Participants:
Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Paul King, Executive Director, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital
Eric Widner, Division President, Beaumont Health-Wayne
Jack Weiner, President and CEO, St Joseph Mercy Health System
Larry Gold, CEO, The Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Session 2: A Look at Area Hospital Arts Programs
11 a.m.-noon
The arts are increasingly being integrated into hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world. Find out how three major metro-Detroit health systems (Beaumont Health, Detroit Medical Center and University of Michigan Health System) use the arts to enhance the care environment and patient experiences. This presentation includes a wide range of examples showcasing the diversity of the growing field of arts in healthcare.

Panel Participants:
Elaine Sims, Director, Gifts of Art Program, University of Michigan Health System
Grace Serra, Art Advisor, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Sue Majewski, Gallery Coordinator, Arts for the Spirit Program, Beaumont Health

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
During lunch, Detroit Institute of Arts Interpretive Programs Volunteers will be stationed in the Ancient Middle East Gallery located across the hallway from Café DIA.

Session 3: Michigan Cultural Organizations Address Wellness
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Southeastern Michigan cultural organizations are using art education programming to reach underserved populations. These programs range from music therapy to gallery exhibits, to bedside art making that help support patients’ emotional and spiritual well-being. Panel participants give an overview of program offerings, including specific milestones, and successes, and visions for arts and health partnerships in the future.

Panel Participants:
LaVern Homan, Studio Manager, Minds on Art, Detroit Institute of Arts
Lisa Gardner, Minds on Art, American Alzheimer's Association
Caen Thomason-Redus, Community Catalyst, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Music Therapy Program, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Laura Duda, Community Engagement Manager, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Music Therapy Program, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Hilary Cohen, Co-Artistic Director, Dramatically Able: Drama Activities
for Participants with Disabilities, Wild Swan Theater

Break: 2:30-2:45 p.m.

Session 4: Art in as a tool in Medical Education to Teach Cultural Competency
2:45-3:45 p.m.

The use of the arts and humanities in medical education may help develop students’ observational skills, empathy, and awareness of the unique needs of each patient. Programs integrating these disciplines into the curriculum continue to flourish and gain momentum in leading medical schools. Learn how these schools promote creative and scholarly work to further our understanding of health, arts, and the human condition.

Panel Participants;
Joel D. Howell, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Department of History, and Department of Health Management and Policy
Robert Folberg, M.D., Founding Dean, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, William Beaumont Hospital
David Dichiera, American composer and Founding General Director of Michigan Opera Theatre
Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director co-Curricular
Programs, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Session 5: Patient Perspectives Panel
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Hear from patients and their caregivers who have participated in the arts as part of their personal healthcare journey. Learn how art programs supported them as patients and transformed their lives as individuals.

Afterglow: 4:30-6 p.m.
Join us in Dining Room A&B for discussion, networking and music from members of the Detroit Medical Orchestra.
Tickets available at tickets.dia.org 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of William Beaumont Hospital and Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan and The Detroit Medical Center. William Beaumont Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. William Beaumont Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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