News/Infos - old news:

  • Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida confered on Dr. Andreas Schapowal on
    May 22nd, 2004 the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa for his research and for his work as founder and president of the Swiss Academy of Medicine and Ethics.

  • SAME took part in the symposium "Safety and Risks of Nanotechnology" from
    April 20 - 21, 2004 in Lucerne. Andreas Schapowal MD PhD chaired the workshop
    "Human health: medicine and nanobiotechnology"
    on April 21. more details...

  • The 4. Symposium Medicine and Ethics took place in Davos on June 18, 2003.
    The subject was psychosomatic medicine and it´s ethical implications.

  • SAME Review
    Jerome A. Singh´s remarkable paper American physicians and dual obligations in the “war on terror” in BMC Medical Ethics is now freely accessible at the following page: The full prepublications history of the manuscript, including Dr. Schapowal´s and other reviewers´ reports is available at

  • LTC Andreas Schapowal MD was appointed as member of the teaching staff of the ICMM Course on International Law of Armed Conflict for Medical Officers and young Miltary Doctors, which takes place every year in Spiez organised by the General Staff, Swiss Armed Forces. He presented a lecture an Medical Ethics in Peace and in the Armed Conflict which was published in the american journal Military Medicine. more...

  • Andreas Schapowal MD, president SAME, was appointed member of the ethics committee, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).

  • The Swiss Academy of Medicine and Ethics was present as a non governmental organization at the Annual Meeting 2001 of the World Economic Forum in Davos from January 25 – 30th, 2001.
    Dr. Schapowal, President SAME and Forum Fellow, led a session on "The mystery of Pain" on January 28th, 2001. The newest research on the physiology of pain, psycho-neuro-immunological implications and the aspect of spiritual health have been discussed as well as
    therapeutic strategies.
  • Foundation of the Swiss Academy of Medicine and Ethics (SAME) - see "statutes"