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. Two editions of the conference (2018 and 2019) already took place, with the next one planned for 4–6 May 2020.

The conference is organised by the Kraków Medical Society, 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 Jagiellonian University Medical College, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, 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.

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