The mission of AAMP is to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue among medical professionals – physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, scientists, and students – with the aim of building a culture that affirms the dignity of the human person in medical practice.
AAMP will carry out its mission first of all by taking on the planning and organizing the annual MedConference, which started in 2009. The aim of the MedConference is to rebuild a health care system characterized by cutting edge scientific and clinical research along with attention to the totality of the needs of the sick person. Our hope and goal is to restore a more human approach to each patient’s care in order to improve medical care. This conference is an educational opportunity for students and all health care professionals to re-awaken and refresh the ideals that originally lead them to embrace the medical profession and therefore to deepen in their humanity as they carry out their medical practice.
By means of panel discussions, conferences, lectures, seminars and other scientific events, AAMP would like to provide a meeting place where health care professionals can come to dialogue and gain professional credits to rebuild a person-oriented health care.
The American Association of Medicine and the Person (AAMP) was established on May 10, 2011 as a (501)(c)(3) not-for-profit public benefit corporation according to the laws of the State of New York.
Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
175 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Are patients still at the center of our profession? In our work, we focus on accurate diagnosis, treatment plans, technology, and finances. How can the patient still be the impetus of our work? In our quest for perfect solutions, we may find ourselves disregarding or even loathing the limits of today’s biomedical science and of our patients’ life course. We may become too aggressive and try hard to escape failure at all cost. Conversely, in the face of possible failure, we may take it upon ourselves to decide if the life of a patient with a very severe condition is worth living; we give up on them too early or choose to accelerate their end. More...