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Sponsored by WriteMyService.com MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VI MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE 

Dear colleagues, ISHM members, and friends,

Over the years, the field of History of Medicine has witnessed an expansion in Conferences and Congresses. ISHM is becoming more and more informative keeping alive the traditional biennial Meeting in the year when the ISHM Congress is not scheduled, where is often only limited time for thorough discussion. This development has linked our personal commitment to ISHM after the kind invitation of the Executive Board.

In this endeavour, the Organizing Committee acknowledges the cooperation of several academic institutions and the technical support of Fundació DIABEM, an international non-profit organization, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The selected venue for the VI ISHM meeting has been l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (1401-2011), one of the most emblematic institutions of Catalonia, founded in 1401, administered by the Capitol Catedral -Arquebisbat of Barcelona, the Town Council, and, lately, the Government of Catalunya (Generalitat).

The former Hospital de la Santa Creu is a superior sample of the civil gothic architecture. The modernist multipavilion complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau was declared a listed building by the UNESCO (1997). The actual Hospital de Sant Pau  (opened on July 3, 2009) is the logical result of adapting health care architecture to modern standards and technology.

This unique medical and university institution links past, present and future; it is a reference of the city of Barcelona, and most appropriate site for the assembly of international experts in History of Medicine.

Welcome to the VI Meeting, ISHM
Welcome to Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Welcome to Barcelona

Prof. Alberto de Leiva
Department of Medicine, and CEHIC, UAB
Director, Endocrinology Service, HSCSP