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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) Center for Medical Humanities

Registration for the 2016 Zurich Workshop on Medical Humanities is open

Medical Humanities: Mapping the Landscape (April 5, 2016)

The Center for Medical Humanities of the University of Zurich is organizing a workshop on Medical Humanities, following up on the meeting Was ist Medizin? Perspektiven aus den Medical Humanities, which the Center hosted in November 2015. The aim of this coming up workshop is to continue to learn from each other’s experiences and expertise regarding the field of medical humanities. We will share what is being done locally, nationally, and internationally in the field of medical humanities. The main goal of this meeting is for us to learn from people involved in medical humanities in Switzerland. This workshop is therefore meant to be a platform encouraging an exchange of ideas and suggestions to further develop the field of medical humanities in Switzerland. This will enable us to continue building and shaping the field of Medical Humanities in Zurich and elsewhere.

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 12:00 to 15:00 

Location: Center for Medical Humanities, Winterthurerstrasse 30, 8006 Zürich

Preliminary schedule


12:30 – 12:40 Welcome and moderation, Nikola Biller-Andorno
12:40 – 13:00 Medical humanities – a brief international overview, Johann Roduit
13:00 – 14:00


  • Markus Zürcher (SAGW)
  • Christoph Meier (Basel/Geneva)
  • Paul Hoff (Zürich)
  • Thomas Hengartner (Collegium Helveticum)
  • Alexandre Wenger (Fribourg)
  • Micheline Louis-Courvoisier (Geneva)
14:00 – 14:45 Discussion: opportunities for advancing Medical Humanities in Switzerland
14:45 – 15:00 Conclusion, Nikola Biller-Andorno

Preliminary Program  (PDF, 1 MB)


The workshop is open to all interested in the field of Medical Humanities. Please register by e-mail to Johann Roduit, before March 28, 2016, with name, title and affiliation. Limited number of participants.There is no registration fee.