Dear MPW students and friends:
First the good news: The 1st Medical Peace Work Awardee, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, has been released from prison. She got arrested over “terror propaganda” for taking part in Özgür Gündem daily’s Editor-in-Chief on Watch campaign on June 20th, 2016. We are very relieved about the decision to release her and call on the Prosecutor on Terror and Organised Crime to drop all charges against her.
The six new MPWAudio-Visual Cases are nearly finished. They will be launched during the Global Health Summer School on August 28th in Berlin, Germany. We also cordially invite you to the IPPNW Congress "Medicine & Conscience" on October 14th and 15th, 2016 in Nuremberg in Germany, where the Medical Peace Work Award will be given. The jury has already come to a decision, but the awardee is still kept secret until the Congress. The early bird fee ends on July 31st, 2016. So don´t hesitate to register.
- Register now: 5th International IPPNW Congress "Medicine & Conscience"
- Şebnem Korur Fincancı has been released
- Winner of International Medical Peace Award 2016 chosen
- Launch of six Audio-Visual Cases on August 28th, 2016 in Berlin
1. Register now: 5th International IPPNW Congress "Medicine & Conscience"
We cordially invite you to the international conference “Medicine and Conscience”. It will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, on October 14th and 15th, 2016. Each fifth year since 1996 a congress has been organized under this heading to commemorate the Nuremberg Trial against the Nazi doctors in 1946/47. This series of congresses is organized by the IPPNW chapter of Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen, together with the German affiliate of IPPNW. It deals with various issues in the fields of human rights, global health, the medical history and medical ethics. The 2016 congress “Medicine and Conscience: What do patients need?” will feature not only renowned speakers but also will offer a platform to up and coming scientists. Living in a world where new technologies abound and health systems are oriented towards profit, what can patients expect of us as health workers? How to protect their rights and to get the “right” medicine and health services they seek? What are the limitations of it? Aftereight years with the Medical Peace Work e-learning programme, what is coming next? How to go ahead with incorporating violence prevention and peace building in our medical/health curriculum and our daily work as health professionals?
We are looking forward to an interesting and lively conference, which will broaden our view on difficult dilemmas in medicine and health, and give us new insights, ideas and food for thought in our day to day work.
You´ll find more information about the programme here http://www.medizinundgewissen.de/english.html
Please register now. The early bird fee ends on July 31st, 2016: http://www.medizinundgewissen.de/anmeldung.html
2. Şebnem Korur Fincancı has been released
The recipient of the Medical Peace Work Award 2011, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who got arrested on charge of “terror organization propaganda” for participating in Özgür Gündem daily’s Editor-in-Chief on Watch campaign, has been released. We are very relieved about the decision to release her and call on the Prosecutor on Terror and Organised Crime to drop all charges against her. The first hearing will be held on November 8th, 2016.
Prof. Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci received the award in 2011 for her courageous opposition to torture and human rights abuses. Dr Financi is a coroner, teacher and president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey. She has played a crucial role in establishing the Istanbul Protocol - the UN principles for the detection and documentation of torture.
More information about her: http://www.medicalpeacework.org/mpw-award/mpw-award-2011.html
3. Winner of International Medical Peace Award 2016 chosen
The jury of the International Medical Peace Award has come to a decision. The person/organization to receive the award of 3.000 Euros is still kept secret and will be announced at the International Conference „Medicine and Conscience“ in Nuremberg, Germany on 14th of October, 2016.
For the second time, the Medical Peace Award will be given to an individual or organization in the health sector. The aim of the award is to strengthen health professionals within their positive and special contribution to peace building, violence prevention and conflict transformation. The award underpins the special role and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in peace work. More information about the award: http://www.medicalpeacework.org/mpw-award.html
4. Launch of six Audio-Visual Cases on August 28th, 2016 in Berlin
The six MPW Audio-Visual Cases will be launched during the Global Health Summer School on August 28th in Berlin, Germany. This year’s Summer School will explore the relationships between political violence, trauma, empowerment and health in the light of the current refugee crisis. As future health professionals it is important to develop a basic understanding of trauma and trauma symptoms caused by “men made disasters”, develop trauma-sensitive skills and understand the cultural embeddedness of trauma as well as the social determinants of health and healing. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of issues related to trauma and refugee health and its determinants through interactive lectures and will learn more about the Medical Peace Work.