The above mentioned Meeting was arranged by the Watchtower Society.
In May 2000 the Society arranged for a new video, Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective, to be shown at a medical conference in Geneva,Switzerland. The video includes interviews with some of the world’s leading surgeons and demonstrations of techniques used in bloodless surgery. It introduced medical doctors in Europe to ways of treating Jehovah’s Witnesses and others without using donor blood. Doctors in attendance immediately submitted orders for some 300 copies of the video. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/302001002#h=5
So Donald R. Spahn as Chairmann of Dept. of Anaesthesioloy, Zurich organised the conference that was arranged by the Society.
The attendents of this convention could be seen in 20 years as "pioneers of PBM".
Many showed great respect and much appreciation for this initiative of J.W.
Would be interested to know who were the participants.
I am sure that Dr. Shander, Prof. Gombotz, Prof. Isbister and Spahn had inspiring time there in Geneve.
It is very likely that experts from the 2nd line were presents, perhaps Dr. Albert Farrugia (WHO), probably Prof. Hofmann (who works for the same Dept. of Anaestheosolgy in Zurich like Prof. Spahn does and likely co-organised the conference perhaps even as respresentative of the society), Farmer, Dr. Seeber and her husband and Dr. Sherri Ozawa as well as dozens others from Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, but also from Israel, the US and Canada whom we dont know of. It was fine possiblity of exchange and witnessing for the J.W. Why not speculate about so important matters.