Humanities in Medicine

2016-17 Calendar of Events


OCTOBER 6, 2016

A Theater in Medicine Event
Breathe, a True Story. 
A theatrical presentation by Brennan Reeves, actor & Cystic Fibrosis patient; a creative autobiographical show designed to enhance your knowledge of Cystic Fibrosis through Art & Science.  Described at Hilarious and Heartbreaking; this solo show, performed by writer, actor and double lung transplant recipient, Brennen Reeves, is about one man's journey to live beyond the odds.   
Thursday evening, October 6th, 2016, 5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. , SOM Room W134  
Performance to be followed by a Clinician/Patient Presentation on Cystic Fibrosis Moderated by
Joan Germana, MD, Director, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center, Cohen Children's Medical Center  

OCTOBER 18, 2016

A Literature in Medicine Event
Meet the Author/Book Signing Event with Dr. Daniel Reinharth. 
The program will be introduced with the Performance of a Scene by the Osler Society Medicine in Theater Group
Daniel Reinharth, M.D., F.A.C.P., practices and teaches internal medicine and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  He is the author of the Dr. David Calder Mystery series, the first two books of which are First Do No Harm and A Catskill Slay Ride
Tuesday Evening, October 18, 2016, 5:45p.m.-7:00p.m. SOM, Room 101  RSVP:  

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

An Art in Medicine Event
Beyond the Diagnosis Art Exhibit Part I, Prader Willi Syndrome Presentation and Q&A
Enhancing your knowledge of Rare Diseases Through Art & Science
The Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibit was curated by the Rare Diseases United Foundation (, and involves numerous painted portraits of children with rare diseases. 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 , SOM (Lounge and W134)
5:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Art Exhibit Viewing/Reception/Refreshments
6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Program featuring Prader Willi Syndrome (clinician, family, patient                & Q&A)
All are welcome. Refreshments provided. 

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

An Art in Medicine Event
Beyond the Diagnosis Art Exhibit Part II, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy & Williams Syndrome Presentation and Q&A
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (Lobby/Goldman Conference Center)
5:15-6:00p.m. Welcome, Enjoy Refreshments & Review Artwork & Graduate Student Posters6:00p.m.-6:45Presentations by Clinician, Family & Researcher/Q&A on Williams Syndrome
6:45-7:30 Presentations by Clinician, Family & Researcher/Q&A on Duchenne Muscular                Dystrophy
All are welcome. Refreshments provided. 

SPRING, 2017
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine's Healer's Art Program
Monday evenings in 2017: February 13, February 27,  March 6,  March 27,  April 3 and
April  17 (alternate make-up date in case of weather cancellation)
Program runs from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. and includes dinner.

MARCH 2, 2017                                                                      A Theater in Medicine/BioEthics Event
A Question of Mercy, by David Rabe, based upon the Journal by Richard Selzer
The Osler Society Medicine in Theater Group will perform an adaption of this play, to be followed by a panel discussion on the bioethical issue of Physician Assisted Suicide and audience Q&A.
Guest Speaker/Moderator:  Dr. Peter Rogatz, MD, MPH
Co-founder and Vice President of Compassion and Choices of New York
Thursday evening, March 2, 2017, SOM Rooms W104, W105, W106 
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception (refreshments provided)
6:00 p.m.  Theatrical Presentation:  A Question of Mercy; 7:00-8:00p.m.  Panel Discussion
Seating is limited.  
Interested in acting with minimal time commitment?  Contact

MARCH 28, 2017                                                        A Music in Medicine Event
Musical Concert:  Celebrating Talent
Join us for a musical concert performed by young people with Autism. 
Hear from Medical Experts, Families and Patients.
Tuesday, March 28th 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m, SOM W134/lobby

APRIL 4, 2017                                                                                      An Art in Medicine Program
Third Annual Celebration of Visual & Performing Arts
Tuesday Evening, April 4, 2017, 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m, SOM Lobby/Lounge
Join us for a reception and Art Exhibit to celebrate works of art submitted by students, faculty and staff of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Northwell Health and Hofstra University, followed by musical and dramatic performance event.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Anyone interested in participating by submitting artwork* or performing should contact for more information.

MAY 31, 2017                                                             A Narrative Medicine & Art in Medicine Event
Launch of 6th Issue of Narrateur, Reflections on Caring
Thursday Evening, May 31, 2017  5:30p.m.-8:00p.m.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Room W134
Join us for a reception event during which select works published in the 6th issue of Narrateur, Reflections on Caring, will be shared by the authors. Refreshments will be provided.
Anyone interested in participating by submitting written work or artwork* should contact for more information. 

*The same artwork can be submitted to both display at the Celebration of Visual and Performing Arts Event and for publication in Narrateur, upon request.

Ongoing:  Come Write with Us  a group of medical professionals and students who gather to reflect, write and share, please contact for information about upcoming meetings and locations.