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Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM)

Founded in 1986, the Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM) is an interdisciplinary and interprofessional society for medical ethics. Amongst its members are physicians, nurses, philosophers, theologians and lawyers as well as members of other professions. The AEM branch office is affiliated to the University Georgia Augusta, Goettingen.

The academy conceives of itself as an independent forum for different standpoints and convictions. It is led by the objective to promote public as well as scientific discourse on ethical questions in medicine, healing professions and the health system.

For this purpose the AEM engages in scientific research projects, holds conferences and symposia, appoints workgroups to analyse special topics, and is responsible for the publication of the journal "Ethik in der Medizin". Furthermore, the AEM focuses on the promotion of young scientists and also on the qualification of persons who are working in clinical ethics consultation.


In cooperation with the Dept. of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at University Medical Center Goettingen, the AEM runs the Information and Documentation Centre for Ethics in Medicine (IDEM).


PD Dr. phil. Alfred Simon (executive manager of the branch office)
Academy for Ethics in Medicine
Humboldtallee 36, D-37073 Göttingen
phone: ++49 (0)551 393969, fax: ++49 (0)551 393996
e-mail: simon(at)