In the states: Registration is now open for the Society for the Arts in Health Care’s 2012 international conference, Arts & Health: A Global View. The conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan, hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, from May 2-5. MK Czerwiec (Comic Nurse) will be presenting on Graphic Medicine.

In the UK: Association for Medical Humanities (UK) Conference at University College Cork, Ireland The 2012 conference of the Association for Medical Humanities will take place at University College Cork, Ireland, with the kind support of the Wellcome Trust. Organised in conjunction with the Consortium for Medical Humanities, an inter-University initiative to develop research in Medical Humanities in Ireland, the theme is ‘Medical Identities: patients and professionals’, and we hope that it is one that will allow for a broad interpretation of the development of the profession, and of the people who use and serve it. Call for papers and panel proposals still open. Send a 200 word proposal to the organisers at by January 31, 2012. Suggestions for panels are also welcomed.