Organisers

Organisers

Kraków Medical Society (Towarzystwo Lekarskie Krakowskie)
Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine
Medycyna Praktyczna

Co-organisers

Jagiellonian University
Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics (Haifa)
Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust

Partners

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Polish Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine

Endorsement

European Federation of Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians

Organising Committee

Piotr Gajewski MD PhD FACP (Chair)
Igor Gościński MD PhD
Tessa Chelouche MD
Maria Ciesielska MD PhD
Stacy Gallin DMH
Zdzisław Jan Ryn MD PhD
Mateusz Kicka

About Kraków Medical Society

Kraków Medical Society (Towarzystwo Lekarskie Krakowskie) dates back to 1866, when it was founded thanks to the efforts of Doctor Aleksander Kremer. It answered the contemporary needs stemming from the rapid advancements in medicine as well as challenges faced by medical practitioners.

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About Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine

The Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine (PIEBM) is a foundation established in 2003. Its goal is to promote the concept and methods of evidence-based medicine among medical professionals in order to rationalize and enhance the quality of healthcare in Poland.

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About Medycyna Praktyczna

Medycyna Praktyczna (Medicine in Practice) is a medical publishing house founded in 1991 in Kraków, Poland, by a group of physicians from the Jagiellonian University Medical College. Our objective is to provide a broad range of medical professionals as well as patients with current and verified medical knowledge. Boasting the reputation of a trusted and reliable source of information, Medycyna Praktyczna is the most widely recognized brand by the Polish medical community.

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About Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event.

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About Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

KL Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here. The post-camp relics are protected by the Museum created in 1947. The Memorial today is i.a. the Archive and Collections as well as research, conservation and publishing center.
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