In 2011, the Dream Doctors Project First International Conference on Medicine and Medical Clowning was held in Jerusalem. We hosted 250 guests from 22 countries, including medical clowns, representatives of medical clowning associations from around the world, and physicians and nurses. Several medical studies on the issue of medical clowning were presented, making it clear that there was a need for additional scientific studies for form an evidence-based foundation for medical clowns’ contribution to patient well-being and health. Consequently, the Conference resolved to establish a Scientific Research Fund to provide grants each year for research on medical clowning. Prof. Arthur Eidelman is chairman of the Scientific Committee, which so far has supported 22 articles on various topics in the field of medical clowning.
The articles may be read and downloaded on our website.