Opening Ceremony 2022 Tabs
EFORT invites you on Wednesday 22 June 2022 to attend the Opening Session of the 23rd EFORT Congress in Lisbon, Portugal!
The Opening Ceremony will take place from 11:45 to 12:45 in the Lisbon Auditorium.
EFORT is happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Heiner Fangerau, Head of Department for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany will be our Guest Speaker this year.
Professor Fangerau does research in History of Science and Medicine and Medical Ethics and will be giving his speech on Food Is The First Thing. Morals Follow On – On The Dilemma Of Being A Good Doctor.
On this occasion, we invite you to also attend the EFORT Scientific Awards ceremony where winners selected by the EFORT Award Committee will receive their prize for the Free Paper Awards in orthopaedics and trauma, and the Jacques Duparc Awards.
Join us for the Opening Session in Lisbon!
PROGRAMME OF THE OPENING CEREMONY
- Opening and Welcome Address by EFORT President Prof. Li Felländer-Tsai
- Opening Session: Prof. Dr. Heiner Fangerau on “Food Is The First Thing. Morals Follow On – On The Dilemma Of Being A Good Doctor”.
- Scientific Awards.
- Jacques Duparc Award & remembering Prof. Jacques Duparc, one of the Founders of EFORT and deceased earlier this year.
- Free Paper Award.
- Honorary Awards – this year awardees are:
- Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD, honorary lecturer of the Erwin Morscher Honorary Lecture “The Ultimate Knee Injury. From Sports Venues To The Operating Theater!” handing over in the Erwin Morscher Lecture on 23 June 2022, Auditorium Lisbon, 12:15-12:45.
- Dr. Linda Chokotho, honorary lecturer of the Michael Freeman Honorary Lecture “Disheartening Disparities: Inequitable Access To Trauma And Orthopaedic Care In Malawi” handing over in the Michael Freeman Lecture on 24 June 2022, Auditorium Lisbon, 12:15-12:45).
- Prof. Philippe Neyret, EFORT Past President.
- Prof. Klaus-Peter Günther, immediate EFORT Past President.
- Acknowledgement of EFORT’s valued corporate partners & sponsors
FOOD IS THE FIRST THING. MORALS FOLLOW ON - ON THE DILEMMA OF BEING A GOOD DOCTOR
Wednesday 22 June 2022 | Auditorium Lisbon | 11:45-12:45 | CCL Lisbon, Portugal
Guest Speaker: Prof. Heiner FANGERAU, PhD | More information and CV
Heinrich-Heine-University Head of Department for the History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine | Düsseldorf | Germany
MODERN PATIENTS NEEDS, INTEGRITY AND TRUST
Lifestyle, migration and globalization are some of these words often used lately to illustrate a change of paradigm! This year’s EFORT annual congress, an exclusively face to face meeting, ambitions with its programme to dig into modern patient needs inclusive of solutions and facing the challenges ahead.
So, what motivated the choice of this main theme? At the forefront stand progress, integrity and trust!
Progress is synonym of “clinical breakthroughs”; nowadays patients belong to “new survivors”, having benefitted from new treatments, healed from new pathologies. Injuries also present new patterns and impact differently. Although innovation, with its wide array of techniques and modern technology sustain the development of medicine, the needs of the patients should be placed at the core of every treatment. This is the reason why Prof. Li Felländer-Tsai, in her capacity of EFORT President, wishes to address Modern Patient Needs as one of the main topics of this year’s congress.
With it come trust and accountability. As she says “We must have high ethical standards in both research and clinical practice. Even if compliance which is increasingly present in almost any undertakings of a scientific society like EFORT, the principles of medical ethics remain of utmost significance.”
This gives us the great pleasure to welcome Prof. Fangerau in the Opening Ceremony who will give his lecture as the Opening Session on “Food Is The First Thing. Morals Follow On – On The Dilemma Of Being A Good Doctor”.
This presentation will focus on major ethical dilemmas in medicine.
Keeping medical ethical norms proves challenging when compared to the judicial system. And very often ethical considerations are overshadowed by the business pace of our economies. Medical ethics is one of the pillars of medicine and as such is always timely to discuss it. If we consider the needs of patients, it is certainly not wrong to say that they want to trust doctors as their “biomedical” experts. At the same time, they see the healthcare professionals as being of high moral integrity.
About the future of medical ethics Prof. Fangerau thinks “[…] history has taught us, that even fundamental ethical principles can be forgotten or ignored in medical practice. I think that we will experience constant debates on “how to be a good doctor” in the future which will have an impact on written norms like the Declaration of Helsinki […]”.