Beyond the Surface: Art & Medical Observation

How can doctors better serve patients from within challenging systems while our basic understandings of human complexity expands? This interdisciplinary celebrates the true art of medicine — seeing patients — spanning topics of misdiagnosis, LGBTQ+ health, medical teaching, and what the arts and humanities have to do with helping clinicians learn to see beyond the surface. Alexa Miller of Arts Practica blends her training as a visual artist and facilitator with study on medical error in her unique work with physicians. Dr. AJ Eckert, founder of Anchor Health, offers queer-affirming healthcare by and for queer people. Both are researchers whose advocacy and teaching has advanced change in teaching and care practices.