The Shame, Stigma and Medicine Workshop brings together speakers from diverse disciplines including medicine, philosophy, sociology and law. The purpose of the event is to examine the role of shame in the arenas of health, disease and medical practice, through addressing themes such as: the use of stigma in public health policy, shame in professional enculturation, the shame and stigma of illness, body shame, shame and infectious disease, and shame as spectacle on medical reality television programming.