The world’s oldest medical school still in activity, University of Montpellier’s Faculty of Medicine, is celebrating its 800 years on August 17, 2020. You are invited to participate in events organized for the occasion throughout the year.
On the calendar for the City of Montpellier and Montpellier Métropole:Featuring exhibitions, conferences, guided tours, workshops, and much more, the 2020 calendar is loaded!
Notable events include:
- Conferences at “Agora des Savoirs”
September: The heart in literature and medicine
November-December: Movement of the body and ideas
- Conference at the Regional Conservatory of Music
- Event: Futurapolis Health
- Exhibition at Fabre museum – February 28 to May 31
Fabre museum and Atger museum are sharing their collections for a joint exhibition at both sites, featuring graphic arts works on the subject of studying and representing the human body, presenting the relations between art and anatomy as well as the role of drawing and illustration in body and facial expression.
- Exhibition at City Hall and Esplanade Charles de Gaulle - starting August 17
This exhibition explores medicine in Montpellier via its emblematic sites and the important men and women who shaped its history.
- Guided tours and workshops
> Educational workshops for young people, with activities such as making doctors’ plague masks and Venetian masks. During the Comédie du Livre book fair, Montpellier Multimedia libraries will feature the theme: “Montpellier celebrates the University of Montpellier’s Faculty of Medicine’s 800 years”
Schedule at the Faculty of Medicine:The Faculty of Medicine will also organize many events throughout 2020.
“We are going to offer very high-level events. For example, there will be a symposium with major international scientific publishers, a symposium on people with respect to science – exploring medicine and society, and people’s reluctance regarding the scientific situation – and more. We will also hold sessions on ethics and cancer; gender equality in health; and medicinal plants; and a day focusing on contemporary history and the advanced principles of medicine in the XXth century.” – Michel Mondain, Dean, University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine.
The program at the Faculty of Medicine includes:
- University Thursdays
- Conference on April 15 - 18
Founded in 1985, the leading European network of universities covering 23 countries in the European Union chose to hold its annual symposium in Montpellier, with support from the president of Paul Valéry University. The prestigious Coimbra network’s program will feature a series of multidisciplinary conferences and a gala evening, expected to bring together about 350 people in Montpellier.
October 15: Man Confronted by Science
Members of the French National Academy of Medicine will get together to explore various topics, including issues related to medicine, science, society, and religion from an ethical point of view with respect to people’s wariness regarding progress and ethics at the heart of medical and surgical innovation (organoids, neuroscience, brain-machine interface, predictive algorithms, and more).
December 3: Teaching medicine: from humanities to artificial intelligence
Books have been replaced by national online wiki references; amphitheaters by e-learning and videoconferencing. The symposium will address many questions regarding recent changes in teaching medicine and its future, notably how to teach “people”?
Discover the complete Faculty of Medicine schedule