27th Nordic Medical History Congress, 22-25 May 2019

Congress Stats
84 Congress Participants
53 Reception Attendees
49 Dinner Guests
35 Oral Presentations
12 PhD Fellows
12 Poster Presentations
11 Contries Represented
7 Museums Represented
5 Keynote Talks
3 Exquisite Excursions
1 Rector Welcoming
1 Panel Debate
1 Book Release

The main purpose was to bring scholars, curators, clinicians, and students within the (Nordic) history of medicine together to present and discuss new developments and experiences.

Congress Program
The 27NMHC Congress abstracs, presentations, and photos are now available to download:

A broad spectrum of topics was presented both as keynote talks and parallel sessions:

Professor Eske Willerslev from University of Copenhagen talked about
What We Can Learn from Ancient Genomics.

Professor em. Jørgen Lange Thomsen from University of Southern Denmark talked about
DNA Use in Forensic Medicine.

PhD Eva Åhrén, Director at Unit for Medical History and Heritage, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm talked about Figuring it out: Visualizing medical subjects.

MD PhD MSc LicSc Jan Bondeson, writer of best sellers about medical history, talked about Medical Curiosities in Old Picture Postcards.

Professor Ken Arnold from the Medical Museion in Copenhagen moderated a panel debate with four medical museum directors about What is the Future Role for Medical Museums?

Professor em. Øivind Larsen from University of Oslo shared a selected few stories from
The Medical History Congresses from 1967 to 2019.

Excursions & Social Events
The program also offered three exquisite excursions and a social dinner.

We thank you so much for such exciting and inspiring days in Copenhagen in May 2019.

On behalf of the Danish Society of Medical History,
Ulrik Bak Kirk, Organizing Committee President