World Medical Association Council - May 3-6 2001 - Divonne-les-Bains, France

The 159th Council meeting of the World Medical Association will be held at the Le Grand Hotel, Divonne-les-Bains, France from May 3 to 6 and you are invited to attend.

The programme of the meeting is as follows:

Thursday 3 May: Opening Council session Medical Ethics Committee

Friday 4 May: Socio Medical Committee

Saturday 5 May: Finance and Planning Committee Resumed Council session

Among the issues to be debated are:

  • Progress on the newly revised Helsinki Declaration
  • Guidelines for the safe use of personal health information in national
    health databases
  • Involvement of physicians in developing chemical and biological
  • Guidance to physicians on managing hunger strikers
  • The role of physicians in assuring patient safety when using advanced medical technology
  • Guidelines for physicians treating prisoners and other detainees

Note to editors: The World Medical Association is an independent confederation of professional national medical associations from some 70 countries and represents more than eight million doctors.