Annual Medical Conference organized by the American Association of Medicine and the Person

The core of the medical profession—the relationship between patient and caregiver—is too often reduced to a mechanical process. The very nature of medical care is at risk, because the care of the patient is reduced to the cure of solely his or her physical being.

However, in front of sickness and death patients are confronted with critical questions, regardless of the outcome of their particular situation: Will I be healed? What is the meaning of this illness? Why is there pain and death? Equally critical questions are faced by medical professionals: Why is it worthwhile to be a doctor or a nurse today? What is at the heart of being a truly human health care professional? What is it that a patient ultimately asks of a caregiver?

The MedConference proposes that the specific mission of the medical profession includes 3 main objectives: to cure the patient or at least to attempt to prevent further development of the disease, to alleviate the associated painful symptoms, especially in the advanced stages of illness, and to attend to all the sick person’s needs and expectations.


Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide attendance certificates for other learners that complete the activity requirements.

American Academy of Physician Assistant: AAPA

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. PAs may receive a maximum of {CMEHours} AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

American Psychological Association

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Saint Louis University School of Medicine maintains the responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved for 7.5 APA credits.

General Attendance

Saint Louis University will provide attendance certificates for anyone that does not fall into the above categories. The attendance certificate will be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.