The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting is a conference which aims to present the latest studies and insights from healthcare clowning and the effects of humor in medical and social environments.

The HCIM wants to raise awareness and discover new frontiers on the benefits and possible applications to support the well-being and resilience of individuals facing difficult life situations.

Experts from all over the world will gather to look into the world of healthcare clowning. The meeting will approach the field from different angles including: impact and our role in society, the art of clowning, innovation and online opportunities and fundraising.

HCIM is hosted by CliniClowns Netherlands and is part of the Clownexus Project ( there will be workshop and panels on autism and demetia as well.

The conference will take place in person in The Hague, Netherlands AND online, both will be energizing, informative and game-changing experiences!

Date: 6 – 8 October 2021.

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