Invite to Sign: Declaration of Non-Collaboration with Doctors and Scientists in China
The signatories of this document declare the following. We note with concern that these practices, which we regard as unethical, continue to be carried out in China:
- Forced birth control, sterilisations and abortions
- Forced harvesting of organs
- Mass DNA collection
Although we recognise that most individual doctors and scientists are not directly involved with these practices, and may not even be aware of them, it is clear that they could not continue without the cooperation of many professionals and the tacit complicity of professional bodies at an institutional level.
In these circumstances, we cannot continue to regard doctors and scientists in China as our professional colleagues. Until such time as Chinese medical and scientific institutions take robust action to prevent these practices from occurring we declare that we will no longer collaborate with doctors and scientists in China. We will not engage in collaborative projects with them, we will not submit applications for funding jointly with them, we will not attend conferences in China and we will not support the publication of research carried out in China by providing peer review for submitted manuscripts.
Each of us has signed this declaration in an individual capacity. The declaration does not necessarily reflect the views of our employers or host institutions.
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List of signatories (as of 21st Feb 2022)
Prof David Curtis MD PhD FRCPsych, Honorary Professor, University College London
Prof. Dr. Thomas G. Schulze , Professor, Institute Director, LMU Munich & SUNY Upstate Medical University
Prof Thomas Nickl-Jockschat
Deborah C Perrica APRN, Psychiatrist , Independent
Dana Churchill , CEO medical director
Professor David McGiffin, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital and Monash University
Professor Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, MD, FGSA, FRACP, Professor and John Sutton Chair of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School, School of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Catherine Stuart MB Bch BAO, FFARCSI, Clin Dip Pall Med, MBioeth , Retired medical specialist, None
Professor Russell W. Strong AC CMG PJN RFD BDS, MB BS, MRCS LRCP, FRACDS, FRCS (Eng), FRACS, FACS, FASGBI (Hon), FRCSE (Hon), FASA (Hon), FACS (Hon), Emeritus Professor, Pioneer of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Australia
Distinguished Professor Wendy Rogers, Chair, International Advisory Committee, End Transplant Abuse in China, End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC)
Dr Nabiha Islam, Internal Medicine Physician, University of Toronto
Dr. Nimetcan Mehmet, acadimition and researcher
Sener muhammed, social worker and graduate student, necmettin erbakan university health Sciences Institute
Dr. Graeme Barber MD FRCS(C) FRACS(AUS, Retired, TOH- Ottawa
Aliya Khan MD , Clinical Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
Maya Mitalipova, Director of Human Stem Cell Laboratory, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Dr Sarah Khan, Staff Endocrinologist MD FRCPC, Credit Valley Hospital & Bone Research Clinic
Dr Sarah Khan, MD FRCPC, Credit Valley Hospital, UofT
Dr Donald E. Payne, Psychiatrist, self-employed
Mark Banks, Doctor
Hon. David Kilgour, J.D., Author and advocate, Macdonald Laurier Institute
Douglas R. Bishop M.D. F.R.C.P (C), Internal medicine
Reem Alsabbagh , Mrs, Clinic
Irene Turpie M.B.:Ch.B, M.Sc, FRCP(C),FRCP (Glas), Professor Emerita
Anas Al-Kassem, MD MSC FRCSC , General and Bariatric Surgeon, Chief of Surgery at NGH
UPDATE: Click HERE to view a submitted rapid response by Prof. David Curtis and Prof. Thomas G. Schulze to the recent editorial in the British Medical Journal has called on doctors around the world to urgently consider whether the Chinese Medical Association can remain a member of the World Medical Association.