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Salzburg Medical Seminars

"Physicians worldwide, regardless of their nationality, strive to do what is best for their patients. The objective of the Salzburg Medical Seminars is to help physicians achieve their goals by providing free, state-of-the-art information and education in a neutral, non-threatening environment." 
                                                                                                                  George Soros

The OMI - Salzburg Medical Seminars (the Salzburg-Weill Cornell Seminars, the Salzburg-CHOP Seminars for Pediatrics, the Salzburg-Cleveland Seminars, the Salzburg-Duke Seminar and the Salzburg-Columbia Seminars) link physicians from leading American hospitals and their affiliated medical schools with physicians practicing in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the former Soviet Union and other countries in transition.

Under the auspices of The American Austrian Foundation, the seminars are funded by the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture and The Open Society Foundations, as well as corporate and individual donors.

From 1993 - 2004, the seminars took place at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of the Salzburg Seminars, an American foundation established in 1946 after World War II. From June 2005, the seminars were held at the newly renovated facility Schloss Arenberg, which was almost completely destroyed by fire in April 2009. During the reconstruction of Schloss Arenberg, seminars were held at Hotel Castellani in Salzburg. In April 2010 the Schloss Arenberg was newly renovated
again.