International College of Person-Centered Medicine

The International College of Person-Centered Medicine (ICPCM) is a non-for-profit educational, research, and advocacy organization emerging from the Geneva Conferences on Person-Centered Medicine since 2008 to date aimed at promoting the articulation of science and humanism in medicine and health care and refocusing these on the whole person.  

Person-centered medicine is dedicated to the promotion of health as a state of physical, mental, socio-cultural and spiritual wellbeing as well as to the reduction of disease, and founded on mutual respect for the dignity and responsibility of each individual person.

In October 2013 IAPO become an organizational member of the ICPCM.  There is great congruence between our vision of a patient-centred approach to healthcare and the ICPCM’s aspiration to promote medicine which is of the person, for the person, by the person and with the person.  

Our joint impact

This development will further integrate the understanding and collaboration between patients, health professionals, students and academics towards a patient and person-centred approach to healthcare.

It builds on the collaboration between our organizations over the last six years, in particular through the International Conferences on Person-Centered Medicine that have been held annually in Geneva from 2008 onwards.

A report on the seventh Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine, held on 28-30 April 2014, is available.   


IAPO supports the ICPCM Declaration on Person-and People-Centred Integrated Healthcare for All.