Sunday, January 6, 2013

Looking Back Moving Forward 2012 and 2013, IJCAIP Publisher's Report

 Publisher's Report January 6, 2013
Cheryl L. McLean

Happy New Year 2013 to all of our blog visitors at "Arts Crossing Borders".   This post will report on the  activities of IJCAIP Journal  in 2012 and moving forward in 2013.

A third book in the CAIP Series, “Creative Arts in Humane Medicine” (Publisher Brush Education) is well underway with international contributions featuring the creative arts in action in humane medicine in medical education and in healthcare.  

I have recently been invited by The American Medical Students’ Association to facilitate one of  the upcoming webinars for this year’s AMSA, Medical Humanities Scholars' program “Perceptions of Physicians in Literature and the Arts”. In March  I will lead a session around the growing diversity and vitality of the creative arts in medicine, education research and practice.  The American Medical Student Association is based in Washington and is the largest independent association of physicians in training in the United States.  Uniquely student governed, AMSA has a membership of 68,000 from across The United States.  I look forward to this opportunity to connect with students and participate in this program.

We recently started our own IJCAIP Youtube channel and video blog on Youtube which is  built around presentations and discussions about the arts in action across disciplines for hope and change.  Topics such as publishing/research/ education/books and projects  in action are discussed.  In the "likes" section of the new channel you'll find many videos that may be of interest to you around the creative arts in action and practice.   It is expected as the channel developes there will also  be video interviews and online input from academics and international leaders in the field.  The channel was started Jan. 5 and  has already welcomed many viewers and we expect it will be an excellent addition to our current international communications activities.  

 There were a number of presentations and meetings over 2012.  In early October 2012 I traveled east to deliver the keynote address at the arts based research symposium at Acadia University,Wolfville, Nova Scotia.   Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Research, A New Pond of Interdisciplinary Opportunity.”   Later in the month I headed west to attend meetings  in Vancouver with faculty  in education and medicine.

We want to thank our board for their continued support, and, as well  extend our congratulations to our board members,  Robert Kelly, IJCAIP Advisory Board, University of Calgary, for the recent release of his new book, “Educating for Creativity a Global Conversation” with Brush Education and to Nick Nissley, Cincinnati State,  for contributing to the design and launch of "Conversation Cafe" at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Centre where art is used  to explore new ways of thinking and to offer  an opportunity to participate in conversations around important issues.

It has been a busy year and we look ahead to bringing you more  news, articles, video, books and more information and research about our growing field.

We thank our many blog visitors, subscribers and supporters for being a part of our international community around the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice.

The journey continues,

Cheryl McLean, Publisher IJCAIP Journal
Meet Cheryl McLean at our new Youtube Channel