Declarations, Statements and Recommendations of the Forum

At the early meetings of the Forum (then called “Joint Meetings between WHO and National Medical Associations), no formal statements etc., were adopted. The first document under the title “Statement“ was adopted at the fourth meeting in Rome1990. Included in the report of the Third meeting in Sofia however appeared a list of Conclusions and Recommendations, many of which formed the basis of much of the Forum’s future policy.

 For the sake of completeness the editors have decided to include this at the end of the Statements, together with the Rome Statement which is also more a statement of intent on the future activities of the Forum than a free-standing statement on a specific topic.

Contents

 
1.   Statement of Guiding Principles   Helsinki 1991   page   155
2. Recommendation on Continuing Medical Education Basel 1992 " 157
3. Declaration on Tobacco Basel 1992 " 158
4. Declaration on Conflicts in Europe and Health Basel 1992 " 159
5. Statement on help to war-devastated populations in the former Yugoslavia Utrecht 1993 " 160
6. Statement on Quality of Care Utrecht 1993 " 161
7. Statement on Infectious Diseases in Europe Budapest 1994 " 162
8. Statement on Immunisation of Children Budapest 1994 " 163
9. Statement on Tobacco and Health Budapest 1994 " 164
10. Statement on Humanitarian Assistance to the War-devastated Populations in the countries of the former Yugoslavia Budapest 1994 " 165
11. Statement on Health Policies London 1995 " 166
12. Statement on Tobacco and Health London 1995 " 167
13. Statement on Hepatitis B and C London 1995 " 168
14. Statement on War-devastated populations London 1995 " 169
15. Statement for WHO Conference on European Health Care Reforms (Ljublijana) & annex Stockholm 1996 " 170
16. Statement on the Promotion of Patients’ Rights Stockholm 1996 " 172
17. Statement on Smoke-free Air travel Stockholm 1996 " 174
18. Statement on Anti-Personnel Landmines Copenhagen 1997 " 175
19. Statement on the Threat of Defensive Medicine Copenhagen 1997 " 176
20. Statement on Tobacco Copenhagen 1997 " 177
21. Statement on HFA Strategy and Health Care Resources Basel 1998 " 178
22. Statement on Tobacco (advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products) Basel 1998 " 179
23. Statement on Threats to the Health of Civilians in Kosovo Basel 1998 " 180
24. Statement on Physicians` Autonomy Tel Aviv 1999 " 181
25. Statement on Tuberculosis Control Tel Aviv 1999 " 182
26. Statement on Tuberculosis and Prisons Warsaw 2000 " 183
27. Declaration on Physicians` Autonomy Warsaw 2000 " 184
28. Statement on the Human Genome and International Patent Law Ljubljana 2001 " 186
29. Declaration on tobacco control Vienna 2002 " 187
30. Declaration concerning medical aid during armed conflict Vienna 2002 " 188
31. Statement on the “Burnout”-syndrome among physicians Berlin 2003 " 189
32. Statement on actions to reduce tobacco smoking in Europe Berlin 2003 " 190
33. Statement of the coopration EFMA / WHO Dubrovnik 2004 " 191
34. Resolution on tobacco Dubrovnik 2004 " 192
35. Statement on patient empowerment Dubrovnik 2004 " 193
36. Statement on the Bologna process and medicine Oslo 2005 " 194
37. Statement on healthcare in prison and other forms of detention Oslo 2005 " 195
38. EFMA Resolution on Action for Tobacco Control Oslo 2005 " 196
39. Electronic record systems and databases in the field of health care Budapest 2006 " 197
40. Statement on physician migration Lisbon 2007 " 198
41. Achieving a smoke-free medical profession throughout Europe Tel Aviv 2008 " 207
 
Annex
(i)   Conclusions and Recommendations of the Third Joint Meeting of WHO and National Medical Associations   Sofia 1988   page   199
(ii) Statement adopted by the Fourth Joint Meeting between WHO and National Medical Associations Rome 1990 " 202
(iii) Statement adopted by National Medical Associations present at Basel Meeting on 7 March 1998: - "The Allocations of Resources for Curative Medicine and for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine". Basel 1998 " 203
(iv) Statement by the National Medical Associations present at the meeting of the European Forum of Medical Associations Tel Aviv 7-9 March 1999: "The ethical obligations of physicians to refuse to participate in or condone torture or inhuman practice and violation of human rights." (Case of Dr. Cumhur Akpinar) Tel Aviv 1999 " 204
(v) Recommendations on the future structure and organization of EFMA/WHO Ljubljana 2001 " 205