«Medicine of the Person»
sees the patient as a physical, mental and emotional unity in his family and other social surroundings.

It is the expression of an attitude towards the patient regardless to the specific qualification of the doctor or of the function of a therapist.


01 74rd international meeting, 7th to 10th august 2024 in Northampton (GB)

74rd international meeting, 7th to 10th august 2024 in Northampton (GB)

Dear friends of Medicine of the Person,

From August 7th to 10th 2024, we will meet in Northampton, England, for the 74th Medicine of the Person Conference.

We would like to address the topic:

Is continuity of care a thing of the past?

Continuity of treatment seems to be a side issue in a time of abundant technical and pharmacological possibilities. Of course, technically flawless diagnostics and rapid optimal therapy are often crucial. Not only do most patients want to be diagnosed and referred as quickly as possible, but payers and institutions also demand this and make it possible.

But how often do the prevailing symptoms conceal comorbidities, conflicts, tensions and life problems that only become apparent after getting to know the patient well and repeated personal contact, and which contribute significantly to understanding and resolving the current situation? 

A shortage of specialists, economic bottlenecks and directive guidelines make it increasingly difficult to accompany patients over a longer period of time. We will examine the problem and discuss our experiences and those of the speakers from various disciplines.

The full program is available here.

As usual, before the study days there is the option of exploring the surroundings in guided excursions visiting visiting Cambridge and some sites in Northamptonshire and we will use the opportunity to chat and have meals together and to get to know each other. (August 4th to 7th)

Registration deadline 15 May 2024

Use the online registration here or the registration form to print and send by post or e-mail to the regional secretariat.

We look forward to welcoming you to Northampton in August 2024 and send you warmest greetings.

The team organizing the conference.

02 Autumn letter 2023

Autumn letter 2023

Dear friends,

By this letter you may have an idea from the meeting of Neudietendorf 2023, on the theme „Health care challenge – Can we reconcile what patients expect of us with what we are able to deliver?

Read it here

The full texts are available under conferences.