MedConference organized by the American Association of Medicine and the Person

2012 Program Sessions

Keynote: What is It That Urges Us to Care for Others? The Viewpoint of a Neuroscientist
Alberto Costa, MD, PhD

Designing Hospitals for Patients
Michael Street (hospital design architect)

At the Heart of Clowning
Cheryl Lekousi (Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe)

Nurses' Session

What is It That Urges Us to Care for Others?
Princy Abraham, RN
Jeff Bushman, RN
Bean Cromwell, PNP

My Father, Jérôme Lejeune
Clara Gaymard

Students' Session

An Encounter with Great Art — Kurosawa's Film Red Beard and the Journey of Physicians
Gerard Brungardt, MD

What Has the Heart to Do With Clinical Research?
Mark Basik, MD
Renzo Canetta, MD

Is There Room for Freedom of Conscience in Medical Practice?
John Lane, MD
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD

Santa Maria alla Scala Hospital:
An Example of the Heart of Health Care

Veronica Bushman, RN