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Notification of Event Postponement

Greetings to all:

In the days since the new year began, the University of Houston has continued to monitor the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Houston, which now accounts for 95% of all COVID-19 infections in the U.S. While Omicron is believed to be less severe, its infection rate is still a cause for serious concern.

In light of this information and after careful consideration, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the full “Healings Arts Houston: Innovations in Arts and Health” symposium scheduled for January 20 – 22, 2022. The symposium will be rescheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022.

All current symposium registrations will be honored for the new dates. We will discuss further with conference speakers their contributions to the program, in light of the rescheduled dates; we welcome all speakers to plan to present their work on the rescheduled symposium and hope that they will be able to do so. Additional information on the rescheduled symposium will follow in the coming months 

In lieu of the full “Innovations in Arts and Health” symposium next week, please join us instead for a free, livestreamed “Healing Arts Houston Launch Event” featuring selected panels and performances, Friday, January 21st from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Launch Event will initiate the Healing Arts dialogue in Houston and offer a lively preview of what is to come in the September symposium. The complete program for the Launch Event is forthcoming. The link to the free livestream will be emailed to you before Friday, January 21.

We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause, but we are confident that this is the right decision, in light of the COVID transmission data in the city of Houston. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and flexibility, and we are looking forward to the Launch Event in January and the full “Healing Arts Houston: Innovations in Arts and Health” symposium in September. In the meantime, please stay safe and look out for more information from us in the months ahead.


Andrew Davis

On behalf of the University of Houston Healing Arts Houston Organizing Committee



Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development, and Community Health 
is an international conference convening the brightest and most creative minds working at the intersection of arts and health in Houston, a global mecca for innovations in the arts, health sciences and medical education. The three-day conference is part of the global series “The Future is Unwritten: Healing Arts,” produced in partnership with the World Health Organization and Culturunners. Healing Arts Houston is open to the public and will be a dynamic space for dialogue, learning and inspiration. Practicing artists, health care professionals, medical educators, and scholars are welcome to attend. 

At this time the University of Houston intends to host Innovations in Arts and Health as a live, in-person conference, in the Student Center South on the University of Houston campus.

§ Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available for physicians.

Registration is now open!

Conference dates: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2022

Event: $50* (non-students), $25* (students) | Parking (per day): $18 (day of the events), $12 (pre-paid)
*Includes breakfast and lunch - specify preferences in registration.


Our partners have helped make parts of the unwritten future into present-day reality with Healing Arts HoustonInnovations in Arts and Health. We are grateful to all our partners and contributors for their support.


    The Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health Program   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts   The Blaffer Art Museum