5th MedEd Meeting

Professor Mona Siddiqui and Doctor Veronica Selleger
Religion, ethics and the public space - the experiment of multiculturalism

19-20 February 2015, Medical University of Lodz

Professor Mona Siddiqui is one of the most recognised and respected intellectuals in the UK, currently listed as one 50 most powerful and influential people in Scotland.
She is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Chair of Board of Examiners and Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Chair of the BBC’s Scottish Religious Advisory Committee. Professor Siddiqui is also a regular commentator in the media, known especially for her regular appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, holds 4 honorary doctorates and was awarded an Order of British Empire for her contribution to interfaith services.

Doctor Veronica Selleger works at the department of Medical Psychology at VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam. She is coordinator of the ‘Reflection-line’ in undergraduate medical education. She also coaches reflection groups for residents at VUmc and affiliated hospitals. She was one of the founders of Working force on Diversity of the Association for Medical Education in the Netherlands. Together with colleagues from Rotterdam and Amsterdam, she offers teacher training programmes concerning student- and patient-diversity. Our undergraduate students already know Veronica as the co-author of the inspirational Diversity Card Game used with her permission for our Introduction to Medical Professionalism Courses.