Organizers

Organizer

Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine

Co-Organizers

Towarzystwo Lekarskie Krakowskie (Kraków Medical Society)
Medycyna Praktyczna (Medicine in Practice)

Partners

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Jagiellonian University Medical College
Polish Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine
Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)
Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Endorsement

European Federation of Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians

Organizing Committee

Piotr Gajewski MD PhD FACP (Chair)
Maria Ciesielska MD PhD (Vice Chair)
Igor Gościński MD PhD
Mateusz Kicka PhD
Jakub Antosz-Rekucki MA

Scientific Committee

Rebecca Brendell MD JD
Tessa Chelouche MD
Maria Ciesielska MD PhD
Stacy Gallin DMH
Susan Miller MD MPH FACP FAAFP
Zdzisław Jan Ryn MD PhD
Teresa Wontor-Cichy MA
Matthew Wynia MD MPH MSPH
Marta Grudzińska MA

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 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 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 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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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 the Polish Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine

The aim of the Association is to connect and represent individuals engaged or interested in the spiritual care for medical patients, including those with disabilities, and their families. The Association strives to increase the quality of spiritual care in medicine and support research into and education about the subject.
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Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)

On June 24th 2001 an agreement was signed by the Director-General of UNESCO and the Rector of the Haifa University, Israel, concerning the establishment of a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the International Center of Health, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa.

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Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust

The mission of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH) is to explore the ethical implications of the medical transgressions that took place during the Holocaust for modern scientific theory, medical practice, healthcare policy and human rights endeavors.

About the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics was launched to ensure that values and ethics are always part of medical training, laboratory and clinical research, and professional education. The Center’s mission is to bring together the rich intellectual resources of the medical school faculty with health professionals and scientists from our affiliated teaching hospitals, departments across Harvard, and colleagues from other institutions worldwide to ensure that scientific progress, medical therapeutics and health care practices proceed hand-in-hand with reflection about the profound moral questions raised by advances in the life sciences.

About the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, engages today’s and tomorrow’s health professionals and the community in substantive, interdisciplinary dialogue about the ethical issues surrounding contemporary healthcare.

  • Educating the next generation of health care professionals who can balance the humanistic, scientific and technical dimensions of their profession
  • Encouraging responsible development and use of emerging technologies
  • Involving diverse and previously unrepresented voices in community dialogue
  • Bridging the precision of science and the complexity of patients' live?s

A public task implemented within the DIALOG Program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland

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