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.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and The American Association of Medicine and the Person. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 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 Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest MSD Provider Approval # MO221-1.

Nursing Contact Hours: 8.0   

Nursing Home Administrators
This activity, sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine, to be held on November 3-4, 2018 in Florham Park, New Jersey has been approved for a total of 8 hours. (2.5 A/5.5 PC) Missouri Approval Number TA-104-419

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Apply strategies to cultivate their relationship with their patient toward person-centered care.
  2. Discuss practical and ethical aspects of caring for patients and their families with challenging issues especially at the end of life.
  3. Identify models of healthcare professionals that have provided impactful mentorship in research and guidance toward holistic person-centered care, which led up to innovations in medical practice.