|CZECH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION J. Ev. PURKYNĚ|
The Czech Medical Association J. E. Purkyně (CzMA) is a voluntary and independent organization of medical doctors, pharmacists and other workers in the healthcare services and related fields. The seat of its Board is Lékařský dům, Prague.
More than 34,000 members (it is about two thirds of all Czech doctors) belong to the Association.
The members of the CzMa are affiliated on basis of their specialities in individual Scientific Societies. In larger cities, there is a cross-affiliation in Local Organizations regardless specialization. Approximately 100 Scientific Societies and 40 Local Organizations are currently working within the CzMA.
Both Czech citizens and foreigners may become members of the CzMA.
The history of the CzMA dates from the middle of the last century and is closely linked with propagators of national Czech medical science. Their main representative was Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787-1869), a world-renowned scientist, physician and humanist, whose name thus gives prestige to the title of the Association. The aim of J. E. Purkyně and his colleagues was, above all, the development and propagation of knowledge in medical sciences and related fields and its application in everyday healthcare. This fundamental aims remain unchanged to this day.
The CzMA is the major representative body of scientific medical activities in the Czech Republic. It initiates and supports science and specialist work in the broader sense, not only within its own ranks. It also offers its experience to other healthcare organizations, i.e. the Ministry of Health, professional chambers, health insurance companies and a number of other domestic institutions. These also include organizations concerned with ethical and ecological issues, the environment, safety and health and welfare institutions.
The Association is involved in postgraduate and continuing medical education in almost all fields of medicine. It takes an active part in the transformation of the Czech healthcare system and in this respect it also cooperates with the above mentioned institutions.
The CzMA has close
realtions with European and world medical associations. Of these the
most important is the World Medical Association (WMA), the Forum of
European Medical Associations within the WHO, The Council for the International
Organizations of Medical Sciences within the WHO (CIOMS), where the
CzMA is a memeber of the Committee, the Permanent Committee of European
Doctors within the Council of Europe.
The CzMA is a respected professional organization fully aware of its responsibility for current development of medical service and domestic healthcare system.
The most important activities of the CzMA
Department of Technical Services
Beside other activities, the Department is in charge
of the Lecture hall which is situated on the 2nd lower ground floor
and is accessible by lift. The hall has seats for 165 people. Further
20 seats are available in the adjacent audio-equipped foyer. The hall
itself is equipped with modern audio-visual technology needed for symposia,
workshops, seminars, training courses etc. The hire cost always includes
the hire of the buffet plus services, cloakroom and projection (slides,
large-screen video etc.).
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