MedConference organized by the American Association of Medicine and the Person

October 19-21, 2012

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Medical professionals experience a sense of concern for their patients. This is at the core of the relationship between health care provider and patient, whether healing is achieved or not.

In fact, while all the medical professional’s effort, knowledge, and skills are normally focused on diagnosing and treating the sick to obtain their recovery, this sense of concern calls physicians and nurses to provide medical care even when life expectancy is very short.

What is it that urges us to care for others?

We hold that within us there is an original and indomitable urge to respond to the request for help from our patients. The aspect of our humanity that urges us to care for others is the heart.

The 2012 MedConference focuses on what is at the heart of the motivations for providing medical care.

  Care of the Sick  (detail), Domenico di Bartolo, Pellegrinaio di Santa Maria della Scala (Siena)

Care of the Sick (detail), Domenico di Bartolo, Pellegrinaio di Santa Maria della Scala (Siena)

The Purpose  

The MedConference, in its 4th edition, is born out of the desire of a group of physicians, nurses, students and other medical professionals to pursue within the medical field the ideals for which they decided to embrace the medical profession.

The organizers of this conference strongly desire to provide a yearly meeting place where health care professionals can come to dialogue and gain professional credits to rebuild a person­-oriented health care.