MedConference organized by the American Association of Medicine and the Person

October 14-16, 2016

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Burnout among health care professionals represents an unrecognized crisis. A 2016 meta-analysis including 5 large surveys from 1996-2014 with more than 60,000 answers reports that burnout symptoms in the US affect 30-68% of physicians, exceeding the level of any other professional group. (Iris Schrijver. Pathology in the Medical Profession? Taking the Pulse of Physician Wellness and Burnout. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2016 Feb 1)

In 1926 Dr. Peabody, in his talk to the students of Harvard Medical School, talks about “The vital importance of the personal relationship between physician and patient in the practice of medicine” because, he says, “The reward [of the medical profession] is to be found in that personal bond which forms the greatest satisfaction of the practice of medicine”. (Francis W. Peabody The Care of the Patient. JAMA 1927; 88:877-882)

Ninety years later, the author of the 2016 meta-analysis came to the same conclusion: “Physicians recognize patient care as the most rewarding aspect of their profession. As such, they are most likely to flourish when provided with the tools that facilitate this calling”.

The American Association of Medicine and the Person (AAMP) invites you to a three-day conference to discuss, share experiences and ultimately identify a proposal to experience the satisfaction of caring for our patients, avoiding burnout.

  Portrait of Dr. Gachet  by Vincent van Gogh, 189

Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh, 189

The purpose 

The MedConference, in its 8th 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.