Medicine and Health

The Legacy of Andreas Vesalius - Challenging Medical Education

A unique symposium marking the 500th anniversary of the great anatomist Andreas Vesalius and his legacy in anatomical and medical education is organised on the 21st October 2014

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience in conjunction with the School of History are organising a unique symposium and art exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great anatomist Andreas Vesalius and his legacy in anatomical and medical education. Vesalius’ seminal publication of 1543, “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” represents one of the greatest historical shifts in medicine and the way it was taught.

His contribution to anatomical knowledge is matched by the visual quality of his illustrations, making it the perfect match for an illuminating symposium and scientific art exhibition launching on the 21st October 2014 and running until the 1st December 2014 at the Jennings Gallery.

The symposium will bring together historians, anatomists and medical educators to discuss the life of Andreas Vesalius and put the creation of his masterpiece in its historical and scientific context. Speakers will explore how the great painters of the renaissance used the rapidly developing anatomical knowledge to further their art and how Vesalius’ revolution still permeates anatomy and medicine today. Further information can be found at This symposium qualifies for 4 continuing professional development credits from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

Registration for the symposium is free.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Time: 12.30-5 pm
Location: Room G.10 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Andre Toulouse
021 420 5477

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