1972-2022 EUMASS 50th ANNIVERSARY
In 2022, EUMASS celebrates its 50th anniversary in a festive way , followed by a jubilee congress in 2023 in Strasbourg.
Indeed on 17 March 1972 in Orleans, France, during a meeting of French Medical Advisers, the French medical director, Dr Claude Persignan and a Belgian observer Dr René Rénard discussed the idea of an organisation of Medical Advisers, of the then existing Common Market countries (European Economic Community (EEC): Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany) to promote scientific and social exchanges between the member states. The idea of EUMASS was born and encountered enthusiast reaction of the field of social insurance physicians. About ten colleagues of the six countries constituted in 1972 in Leuven (BE) the first council of the UEMASS .
To these founding countries have been added over the years in alphabetical order Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
On 23rd September 2022 we had a festive academic session in the Palais des Académies, Brussels
The new logo, adopted by the General Assembly in Trondheim, was presented in public for the first time.
While taking up the colours of the old logo, the new one retains the idea of the medical caduceus and the snakes that wrap themselves in perfect friendship around the crown of stars symbolising for all the European Union and the (social) protection that it provides to all its citizens. One can also see a strand of DNA, marking the scientific side of UEMASS. All in all, a beautiful symbol rising towards a bright future.
Prof. Dr. Frank Vandenbroucke, PhD, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health
Welcome Message and challenges for EUMASS
(select subtitles – English – at the bottom of the video)
The call for abstract submissions is now open:
For more information, visit the Congress website: https://www.eumass2023.eu/