We write you this letter on behalf of the Committee of Ethical Student
Conference, which is a Danish, non-profit organization that
arranges a medical student summer school about medical ethics once a year.
We would appreciate it if you would E-mail the text below to all medical
students and Ph.Ds assigned at your faculty with the subject as written
below. Or hand out the attached poster. Or in any other way help us spread
We apologize for any inconvenience that we may have caused you.
Anna Iben Hollensberg,
The PR-group of Committee of Ethical Student Conference,
IMCC / IFMSA, Denmark
Subject: Visit Denmark and discuss medical ethics .
Title: Invitation to Ethical Student Conference 2001.
You are hereby invited to the 5th annual Ethical Student Conference 2001.
The conference is held in lovely surroundings in Aarhus, Denmark from July
29 to August 4 as a pre-school to General Assembly for IFMSA. We offer an
opportunity to discuss medical ethics in an international forum consisting
of medical students and Ph.D.s (4 points accredited). The lectures will be
given in English by highly recognized ethicists, philosophers, physicians,
anthropologists and sociologists from different parts of the world. The
conference provides a basic introduction to medical ethics as well as a more
profound discussion of specific topics, appealing to beginners as well as
students with more experience in medical ethics. Topics to be discussed this
Ethics and rights in modern medicine
Ethics and humor - does humour have healing power?
Ethics and genetics - the right to the code of life?
Ethics and death- the right to a worthy death?
Besides offering unique discussions and teaching we also offer an exciting
social and cultural program. We will be sailing on beautiful lakes in a boat
with a jazz-band, pub-crawling, visiting museums and tourists sites of
Denmark, having a barbecue and a gallaparty. This conference is
organized on a voluntary basis by 20 medical students from Aarhus, Denmark.
We are a non-profit organization under the international medical
organization, IFMSA. The economy of the conference is based on fundraising.
We have raised half of the actual costs in order to pay for the expenses,
thus the conference fee is only 2100 Danish kroners. This includes lectures,
social program, entrance fees, all meals, and accommodation for the full
For further information, please write us at
or visit our homepage at www.studmed.au.dk/esc