narrative medicine collabLAB
Become a member of the collabLAB community.
The narrative medicine collabLAB is a monthly practice space for facilitators who have completed NWNMC Narrative Medicine Facilitator Training. 
We are a community that continues to develop our skills together. We do this by discussing ideas, presenting our workshop curricula for discussion, feedback, and practice. We celebrate successes, and troubleshoot roadblocks together.

In this space, you will learn about planning and leading narrative medicine activities from being in a variety of roles. Sometimes you will lead, knowing there is expertise in the group to give you feedback. Sometimes you will observe a facilitator from the participant perspective. Sometimes we brainstorm, sometimes we problem solve, sometimes we practice. Always, we collaborate with others who have a passion for this work.
First Thursday of every ODD month from 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. PST and
First Tuesday of every EVEN month from 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. PST

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Thursday, March 7, 2024 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Thursday, May 2, 2024 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Thursday, July 11, 2024 *note this is the 2nd Thursday due to the 4th of July holiday
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Thursday, September 5, 2024
Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Thursday, November 7, 2024
Tuesday, December 3, 2024
Continue to learn beyond the NM Facilitator Training
Connect with and learn from others doing narrative medicine work
Network with potential collaborators
Present your own ideas for feedback
Be a part of an interactive narrative medicine community
Cost is $50 for a half-series (6 sessions) and $90 for a full-series (12 sessions).
Need based scholarships available. Please send an email to [email protected]

When you register, you will receive a calendar invite to all collabLAB sessions. If you register for a half-series, you will select up to 6 collabLAB sessions to join.
Your registration fee will be waived if you sign-up to lead a NWNMC Community of Practice. Please use coupon code LEAD2024 at checkout.
Please let us know if there are supports we can provide to facilitate your full participation.
About the facilitator
Dr. Elizabeth Lahti is Director of Narrative Medicine at Oregon Health Science University, and Co-founder & President of Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative. She teaches narrative medicine and reflective practice with a focus on identity formation, leadership development, recognizing bias, and patient centered care.

Elizabeth is a hospitalist, former high school teacher, first generation Peruvian American, creative writer, and mother of three who often views the world through those lenses. She lives in Portland, OR where you will find her on a tennis court, a snowy mountain, a hiking trail, or a coffee shop when she is not teaching or doctoring.

She is poetry editor for The Pharos, a medical humanities journal, director of the NWNMC Narrative Medicine Facilitator Training, founder and leader of the collabLAB, and a member of the Full Frontal Writing Collective. Her creative work, curricular design, and other research has been published in several journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Family Health Systems, Survive & Thrive, and The Intima: a journal of narrative medicine.

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