The conference

Medical Review Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire is an annual international conference organized to educate the world’s medical community about the violations of medical ethics during the Second World War, with a special focus on the behaviour of physicians and other medical professionals in Nazi medical institutions and concentration camps or other places of imprisonment, and the ethical implications of Nazi medicine for contemporary medical practice and healthcare policy. The conference was held twice already, in 2018 and 2019, while the 3rd edition, originally planned for 2020, has so far been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference is organised by the Polish Institute of Evidence-Based Medicine and the medical publisher Medycyna Praktyczna, in collaboration with the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities, the Jagiellonian University Medical College, the Institute of National Remembrance, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the Kraków Medical Society, and the Polish Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine, under the auspices of the American College of Physicians and the European Federation of Internal Medicine.

See the Medical Review Auschwitz conference website

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