Conference: Philosophy in Medical Education

15 September 2020 - 10:00-17:00

Conference: Philosophy in Medical Education

15th September 2020

Place: Online, registration via eventbrite

The Sowerby Philosophy of Medicine Project at King’s College London invite attendees to a one-day online conference exploring theory and practice of teaching philosophy as part of the medical curriculum. This event is free, open to the public and all are welcome! Registered attendees will receive an access link shortly prior to the event’s scheduled start time. Please register by 8:30 AM on the 15th of September.


10:00 – 11:15 Juliette Ferry-Danini (Paris) – “Considerations from the French experience: Why teaching philosophy should not mean humanising doctors.”
Video recording
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Alexander Broadbent (Johannesburg) – “‘Either philosophy can make the difference between life and death, or it has no place in medical education.’ Discuss.”
Video Recording
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 Raffaela Campaner (Bologna) – “What philosophical approaches in medical education? Theoretical and empirical issues.”
Video Recording
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:30 Jonathan Fuller (Pittsburgh) – “Philosophy of medicine as a core discipline for learning the theory of medicine.”
Video Recording
16:30 – 17:00 Concluding remarks: Alexander Bird (King’s/Cambridge)

General inquires can be directed to Harriet Fagerberg at