Medical Review – Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire

Venue:
Jagiellonian University

Organizers:
Krakow Medical Society
(Towarzystwo Lekarskie Krakowskie)
Medycyna Praktyczna

Co-organizer:
Jagiellonian University

Partner:
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Conference

May 9, 2018, Krakow, Poland

Program

9 May, 9:00–14:00

Medical Review – Auschwitz: the concept and its creators*
Prof. Zdzisław Jan Ryn
Jagiellonian University, Poland


Selections carried out by SS doctors in the hospitals of the Auschwitz concentration camp*
Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum


Nazi German physicians: the antithesis of humanitarian medicine
Prof. Aleksander Skotnicki
Jagiellonian University, Poland


Block 10: the experimental block in the women’s camp at Auschwitz*
Dr. Maria Ciesielska
Lazarski University, Poland


Pseudo-medical experiments in the Ravensbrück concentration camp: a survivor’s story*
Dr. Wanda Półtawska
Poland


Ethical transgressions in anatomical science during the Third Reich: the trace to Auschwitz
Prof. Sabine Hildebrandt
Harvard University, USA


The evolution of the KZ-syndrome through the generations*
Prof. Zdzisław Jan Ryn
Jagiellonian University, Poland


Assistance dispensed to Auschwitz survivors in 1945 by Polish doctors and medical personnel*
Dr. Jacek Lachendro
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum


Ethical implications of Nazi medicine for current medical practice, healthcare policy and human rights endeavors
Dr. Stacy Gallin
Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, USA


Panel discussion

 

* Lecture in Polish translated simultaneously into English.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge.

 

 

Accompanying events

The accompanying events are available for registered participants of the conference.

 

8 May
A special guided visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum – including places not available to the public
The number of places is limited, separate registration required, payment for transfer Kraków–Auschwitz required.

If you would like to take part in the special guided tour, please send an email to auschwitz.confence@mp.pl and write "Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum" in the subject line.

 

9 May, 16:00–18:00
Visit to the Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum
Introduction by Prof. Aleksander Skotnicki and a guided tour
The number of places is limited, separate registration required.

If you would like to visit the museum, please send an email to auschwitz.confence@mp.pl and write "Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum" in the subject line.

 

10–12 May
MIRCIM 2018
Physicians participating in the conference on May 9th may be also interested in the 4th edition of the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM).
For more information please visit www.mircim.eu

 

About Krakow

 

In case of questions please contact:
medical.review.auschwitz@mp.pl

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