The Society for Humanism in Medicine (SHIM) is an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals committed to nurturing various aspects of humanism in medicine. The Society meets annually to hear a series of seminars and discussions on a relevant theme in a provocative atmosphere that fosters intellectual and spiritual growth and good fellowship. The Society is a non-profit organization with an international membership.

SHIM was previously known as The International Society for Advancement of Humanistic Studies in Medicine (ISFAHSIM). The name was changed in July, 2004.

The 42nd Annual Conference was held Feb. 25 - 27, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver,  with the topic, "Fairness and Solidarity in Health Care," and Feb. 27 - March 4, 2012 at the Snowmass Resort, with the topic, "A Celebration of the Best of SHIM," Fredrik Broekhuizen, MD, President.

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