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Health and Well-Being in Amish Society: A Multidisciplinary Conference

June 6 - June 8


The conference focus is health, health care, and individual and community welfare and well-being in Amish life. Keynote speaker Joseph B. Martin and plenary speakers Katherine Hempstead, Martha King, and Melissa Thomas join many other scholars, researchers, and practitioners who will present seminars, workshops, papers, and posters.  The three-day event, cosponsored by WellSpan Health and open to the public, will highlight topics such as genetics, culturally appropriate care, Amish understandings of healing and well-being, mental health, alternative and complementary medicine, preventive medicine, insurance, aging, and death and dying. Speakers will address cultural resources for, as well as barriers to, health and well-being.