Goals of FICEM
Andreas Winkelmann, July 2022
|Dr. Eiman Abdel Meguid||UK|
|Dr. Brendon Billings||South Africa|
|Prof. Thomas H. Champney||USA|
|Dr. Jon Cornwall||New Zealand|
|Prof. Sabine Hildebrandt||USA|
|Prof. Amadi O. Ihunwo||South Africa|
|Prof. Gareth Jones||New Zealand|
|Prof. Diogo Pais||Portugal|
|Prof. Andrea Oxley da Rocha||Brazil|
|Brandi Schmitt, MS||USA|
|Prof. Guo-Fang Tseng||Taiwan|
|Prof. Andreas Winkelmann (Chair)||Germany|
Federative International Committee for Ethics and Medical Humanities (FICEM) of IFAA
For more detail, see our Five Year Strategic Plan
FICEM intends to be a think-tank and adviser for all ethical questions related to anatomical research, anatomical teaching, and anatomical collections and displays. It has been partly re-staffed at the last IFAA meeting in Beijing in 2014 and in London 2019, but will continue the efforts of the previous committee, which culminated in the issue of "Recommendations of Good Practice for the Donation and Study of Human Bodies and Tissues for Anatomical Examination". One of our tasks will be to raise awareness for these guidelines and to support those who may have difficulties adhering to them for cultural or religious reasons.
In upcoming years, we intend to examine with an open and scientific mind the various ways of dealing with ethical issues in anatomical research and education, in order to:
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We have compiled a list of relevant literature, see this extra page: Suggested Reading
This is a preliminary and growing collection of relevant web links in the field of "anatomy and ethics". Please feel free to send links you want to see here to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position statements of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
Statement of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) on Body Donation and Body Exhibits
Statement of the Anatomische Gesellschaft regarding anatomy during the times of National Socialism (German only)
Seidelman W, Elbaum L, Hildebrandt S (eds.): How to deal with Holocaust era human remains: recommendations arising from a special symposium. Recommendations/guidelines for the handling of future discoveries of human victims of Nazi terror, and “Vienna Protocol” for when Jewish or possibly-Jewish human remains are discovered, by Rabbi Joseph A. Polak. http://www.bu.edu/jewishstudies/research/project-on-medicine-and-the-holocaust/recommendations-for-the-discovery-of-jewish-remains-project/[bu.edu]
Downloadable modules on medical ethics for medical students and healthcare professionals (includes two modules on anatomical themes)
Transeuropean pedagogic anatomical research group
List of US Willed Body Programs
New Zealand Human Tissue Act
Australian Human Tissue Act
United Kingdom Human Tissue Act
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