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Medicine as Moral Practice

A conference for medical trainees

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Medicine as Moral Practice
Medicine as Moral Practice

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2019, 9:00 AM PDT – Aug 11, 2019, 9:00 PM PDT

AC Hotel Irvine (Marriott), 3309 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612, USA

About the Event

This invitational conference provided medical students, residents, and fellows a comprehensive introduction to medicine as a moral practice.  Academic physicians from leading universities led participants in a discussion of the ends and goals of medicine, followed by an examination of central ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of medicine. The weekend concluded with work sessions aimed at launching a national network of medical trainees and physicians committed to the vision of medicine embodied in the original Hippocratic Oath: “Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing and harm” (Hippocrates of Cos, "The Oath").

The conference began Saturday morning, August 10th and concluded Sunday afternoon, August 11th.

All meals were provided during the conference, and discounted lodging was available for all attendees. Travel and lodging stipends were available on a limited basis for participants affiliated with the universities listed below.

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Duke University
  • Stanford University


  • Meg Chisolm (Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Farr A Curlin (Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Humanities, Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society in Duke University)
  • Aaron Kheriaty (Zephyr Institute Senior Fellow and Director of the Health and Human Flourishing Program)

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