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Thursday, September 29

Multi-Media Storytelling Workshop: The How To’s of Telling Your Health Story
9am – 4pm, Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI 200, the Smith Forum)
Katina Bitsicas, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Missouri

  • 9-10 am
    What is Digital Storytelling? How does one find their story? 
  • 10-11 am        
    Interview Techniques (participatory workshop with audio recorders), Storyboarding (participatory workshop with drawn storyboards)
  • 11-Noon         
    Cinematography (demo with lights and cameras)
  • Noon-1 pm     
    Panera Box Lunch (provided for all registered attendees)
  • 1-1:30 pm
    Storytelling for Public Health, by Lise Saffran, Director of MU Masters in Public Health Program
  • 1:30-3:30 pm
    Creating your Digital Health Story
    Participant application of cinematography elements
  • 3:30-4:00 pm
    Q & A

Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 – 1:00pm, Acuff Auditorium
Your Brain on Story - Kendall Haven, Story Consultant, Author, Master Storyteller Registration

Pellegrino Lecture
7:00 - 9:00pm
Country Club of Missouri (1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia, MO)

  • 7:00
    Death Wishes - Documentary Trailer and Conference Overview - Lea Brandt, OTD, MA, OTRL, Co-Director, MU Center for Health Ethics, University of Missouri 
  • 7:15
    Dispatches from the Other Kingdom: the Dark Illuminations of Illness Narratives - Joseph Sobol, Storyteller, Music-maker, Folklorist and Author ; Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Presented by

  • MU Center for Health Ethics
  • MU School of Journalism
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • MU Extension 
  • MU Office of Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning

We thank the following sponsors:

  • Mizzou Advantage
  • MU MPH Program
  • MU School of Social Work
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • MU School of Medicine
  • MU SHP, School of Health Professions
If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Karen Schmidt
at 573-882-3458 or








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