TDF Ethics Scholar to speak at Australian medical conference

Dr. Julie Ponesse will join­ the Australian Medical Professionals’ Society to speak at their 2022 conference.


TORONTO: The Democracy Fund (TDF) Ethics Scholar, Dr. Julie Ponesse will be participating in the Reclaiming Medicine Conference hosted by the Australian Medical Professionals’ Society (AMPS) on Friday, September 9, 2022 (Saturday, September 10 Australian Eastern Standard Time.)

Dr. Ponesse’s speech is titled, “Are medical ethics still relevant in the time of COVID-19?” Dr. Ponesse will explore why the medical establishment collectively abandoned longstanding and hard-earned core bioethics principles, the consequences of that abandonment, and what little steps we can all take to reclaim them. Dr. Ponesse is scheduled to speak at 7:45 p.m. ET (9:45 a.m. AEST.)

The full day conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia and virtual registration is still open. The conference will focus on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the AMPS website, many medical professionals felt that they were silenced into adhering to an official narrative at the cost of their long-established codes of conduct. This conference is the first in Australia to address many of these issues publicly. Their goal is to reclaim medicine to its foundational moral enterprise, which is secured by integrity, and accountability to patients.

Click here to learn more about the conference.

TDF is pleased that our Ethics Scholar, Dr. Julie Ponesse, will be participating in this ground-breaking conference alongside many experts in the field including Dr. Naomi Wolf.

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About The Democracy Fund:

Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.

Dr. Julie Ponesse

Dr. Julie Ponesse


Dr. Julie Ponesse is the Ethics Scholar for The Democracy Fund and author of the new book: My Choice: The Ethical Case Against Covid19 Vaccine Mandates. Dr. Ponesse's focus is on educating Canadians about civil liberties.

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