The International College of Person-centered Medicine is a non-for-profit educational, research, and advocacy organization emerging from the Geneva Conferences on Person-centered Medicine since 2008 to date aimed at promoting the articulation of science and humanism in medicine and health care and refocusing these on the whole person.
Person-centered medicine is dedicated to the promotion of health as a state of physical, mental, socio-cultural and spiritual wellbeing as well as to the reduction of disease, and founded on mutual respect for the dignity and responsibility of each individual person.
Driven by people's longevity and cost-containment measures, healthcare practice and policy have changed radically during the past decade; the concepts of person-centered health care (i.e. a more holistic form of personalized health care dictated by patients' overall profile including their preferences and not by their genetic information only) have penetrated many areas in health care, at least in Western Europe.Click here to read more
Person Centered Medicine is fundamentally aimed at promoting the health and well-being of the totality of the person . Here the person is the key concept as the center and goal of health care . An important implication is that the focus of contemporary medicine should be shifted from disease to patient to person . In the clinical arena, Iona Heath has spoken critically of “promotion of disease and distortion of medicine”  and concerning public health, WHO’s definition of health as “a state of complete physical, emotional and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease” is compelling .Download the Vol 5, No. 1 Editorial Introduction
From the 8th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English
From the 7th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English
From the 6th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English
From the 5th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English