Advanced European Bioethics

Advanced European Bioethics Course

Date:
9 March 2015 00:00 hrs. - 13 March 2015 00:00 hrs.
Location:
Radboudumc, Nijmegen
Title:
Responsible Innovation and Human Genomics, ethical opportunities and threats
Speaker(s):

Prof. Hedwig te Molder (chair of the Strategic Communications group at the
department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University and Research Centre)

09-03-2015 00:00:0013-03-2015 00:00:00Europe/AmsterdamResponsible Innovation and Human Genomics, ethical opportunities and threats Radboudumc, NijmegenRimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

Advanced European Bioethics Course'Responsible Innovation and Human Genomics, ethical opportunities and threats', ethical opportunities and threats'.

The keynote lecture, 'the Hidden Moralities of Science and Technology' will be held by prof. Hedwig te Molder chair of the Strategic Communications group at the department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University and Research Centre.

In this course we will explore the nature of human-technology relations, as well as their value. The focus will be on ethical dimensions of developments in medical technology and genomics.

Debates about new technologies reveal a need to consider their pro's and con's, preferably at an early stage of their development. At that point it is still possible to alter the technology, or choose an intelligent implementation strategy that helps to realize its most attractive aspects and diminish the influence of the less attractive aspects. Such early ethical engagement contributes to responsible innovation.

The lectures by various experts will introduce basic philosophical and ethical concepts related to responsible innovation and genomics. There will be ample time for plenary discussion with these experts. Small group discussions and working groups are devoted to in-depth exploration and discussions of particular contemporary ethical issues.

This course is designed with participants from various backgrounds in mind: researchers working in the field of human genetics, biomedical sciences, life sciences, genetics and biology and physicians doing research that has a genetic component but also for professionals from other areas in healthcare such as physicians and nurses, health care administrators, bioethics committee members, professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry, professionals in the areas of ethics, philosophy and theology, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in any of these areas.

Location: Radboudumc university medical centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Language: English. Price: € (Euro) 690 for early registration: before January 16th 2015, € (Euro) 790 for registration from January 16th onwards, € (Euro) 460 for PhD students. Click on these links for more information and registration, or consult our website: www.masterbioethics.org, under Intensive courses or contact Simone Naber: Simone.Naber@Radboudumc.nl . Tel: 0031 (0) 24 - 3613359 / 0031 (0) 24 - 3615320.

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