In the public health response to the pandemic a lot of measures were instituted in the name of medicine. We had unprecedented lockdowns, closure of businesses, separation of family and friends, discrimination, economic reprisal for personal health decisions, as well as the unprecedented police response to peaceful protests to name a few.
All this was done in the name of the medical profession. Many medical professionals felt they were silenced into adhering to an official narrative at the cost of their long established codes of conduct.
In the name of medicine, and towards maintaining a uniform official narrative, we saw unprecedented censorship of scientific debate and respectful discourse from social media providers.
In the name of medicine, many doctors who are exemplary physicians, often the top scientists in their field, have found themselves silenced, threatened with professional reprisal from their own certification boards and regulatory authorities.
In the name of medicine, medical journals published articles stating that questioning a viable hypothesis was conspiracy theory.
In the name of medicine, there are measures which seek to give the WHO the ability to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern without the agreement of member states.
The newly formed Australian Medical Professionals Society (AMPS), stands for the primacy of doctor patient relationship, free from government overreach, so doctors are able to treat their patients according to the time honoured pillars of medical ethics of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice.
Australian Health Professionals and Scientists have been actively discussing and contemplating the profound health measures undertaken within Australia over the last 2&1/2 years. AMPS believes the current range of medical, medicolegal and medicopolitical issues brought about by the pandemic requires a greater breadth of discussion.
Today’s conference, groundbreaking in that it is the first in Australia to address many of the issues publicly, is our effort to start the important conversations that we must have to RECLAIM Medicine to its foundational moral enterprise, which is secured by our integrity, and accountable to our patients, protecting them from harm.
As John Stuart Mill said:
We warmly invite you to join us on 10th September 2022 for the Reclaiming Medicine Conference 2022, either in person or virtually.