The Maine Humanities Council is planning a conference for health care professionals who work with veterans and others who have experienced trauma. The conference will take place November 12 and 13 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Tim O’Brien, Viet Nam veteran, National Book Award winner and author of The Things They Carried; and Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD, former Veterans Health Administration psychiatrist and author of Achilles in Vietnam. Shay is the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant for his work with veterans.
The conference is organized as part of Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, a literature and discussion program for health care professionals that has been held in 25 states and at 14 Veterans Administration Medical Centers. More information can be found at
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