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Posted on May 31, 2019 at 4:30 AM

The next International Bioethics Retreat will be in Paris from June 26-28, 2019.  


The Retreat is unique among bioethics meetings in that experts in medicine, philosophy, law, and health policy are invited from around the world to present their current research projects.  Sessions are informal with audience discussion an integral part of the presentations. Every year the Retreat’s success grows in expanding and strengthening an international community of bioethicists.


Here is the schedule:


Tuesday, 25 June


6:30 PM Reception


Wednesday, 26 June


8:30 – 9:00 AM  
Coffee breakfast
Distribution of Materials


9:00 – 9:15 AM  
Introduction and Welcome

William S. Andereck, MD, FACP, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco, USA


Rights, Responsibilities, and Justice
Chair: Steve Latham, JD, Yale University, USA


9:15 – 9:30 AM  
Causation, Responsibility and Justice
Matti Hayry, PhD, Aalto University, Helsinki, FINLAND


9:30 – 9:45 AM  
The Shifting Roles of Doctors and Nurses: When Medical Providers Become Hospital Snitches and Police Informants
Michele Goodwin, JD, LLM, School of Law, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA


9:45 – 10:00 AM  
Moral Injuries in Just Wars
Michael Gross, PhD, University of Haifa, ISRAEL


10:00 – 10:15 AM  
Can a Philosopher be Responsible for How Her Augments are Applied?
Johanna Ahola-Launonen, PhD, University of Helsinki, FINLAND


10:15 – 10:30 AM  
Networking Break


10:30 – 11:00 AM  
Group Discussion


Research Ethics
Chair: Matti Hayry, PhD, Aalto University, Helsinki, FINLAND


11:00 – 11:15 AM  
The Ethics of What, How, and Why: Lessons from Tuskegee, Manhattan, and Beyond 
Tuija Takala, PhD University of Helsinki, FINLAND


11:15 – 11:30 AM  
Pig Brains and Pig Lungs: Novel Research Models
Steve Latham. JD, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


11:30 – 12:00 PM  
Group Discussion


12:00 – 1:30 PM Class Photo and Lunch in the Garden


In the Clinic
Chair: Leonard Fleck, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA


1:30 – 1:45 PM  
Code Status Ontologies
David Magnus, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA


1:45 – 2:00 PM  
Developing and Standardizing Ethics Policies to Address System-level Issues
Ruchika Mishra, PhD, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco, USA


2:00 – 2:30 PM  
Group Discussion


2:30 – 2:45 PM  
Abandoning Rights-Talk in Medical Decision-Making: Why Preferences are More Ethically Defensible
Lisa Dive, PhD, University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA


2:45 – 3:00 PM  
How Much Capacity Does It Take To Say “No”—the role of preference in the incapacitated patient
William Andereck, MD, FACP, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco, USA


3:00 – 3:30 PM Group Discussion

Organizational Ethics


3:30 – 3:45 PM  
Aligning Clinical and Administrative Decision-making to the Organizational Mission and Values
William Nelson, PhD, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, New Hampshire, USA


3:45 – 4:00 PM  
Group Discussion


Thursday, 27 June


8:30 – 9:00 AM  
Coffee breakfast


Opening Remarks
Chair: William Andereck, MD, FACP, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco, USA


Bioethics and Biology
Chair: MC Sullivan, RN, JD, Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning, Archdiocese of Boston, USA


9:00 – 9:15 AM  
Is There A Genetic Basis for the Ethical Choices That We Make?
David Bennahum, MD, Institute for Ethics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


9:15 – 9 30 AM  
Body Modifications for Gender expression and Why the Blurry Boundary between Health and wellbeing May not Always Matter
Timothy Murphy, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA


9:30 – 9:45 AM  
Moving Beyond Therapy and Enhancement in the Ethics of Gene Editing
Bryan Cwik, PhD, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA


9:45 – 10:00 AM  
Break


10:00 – 10:30 AM  
Group Discussion


Case Analysis


10:30 – 11:00 AM  
The Doctor “Always Knows Best” is a Misplaced Emphasis in Bioethics
John Paris, JS, PhD, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA


11:00 – 12:30 PM  
Lunch in the Garden 


Artificial Intelligence


12:30 – 12:45 PM  
AI and Bioethics: Chances and Challenges
John Stewart Gordon, PhD, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, LITHUANIA


12:45 – 1:00 PM  
Using AI for Diagnostic Purposes in Healthcare: Ethical Implications
Gert Helgesson, PhD, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SWEDEN


1:00 – 1:30 PM
Group Discussion


Bioethics Education
Chair: Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA


1:30 – 1:45 PM
What Future Are We Creating for Our Children?
Christopher Willmott, PhD, University of Leicester, UNITED KINGDOM


1:45 – 2:00 PM  
Bioethics Education Resources: Introduction and Invitation
Marin Gillis, PhD, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA


2:00 – 2:30 PM  
Group Discussion


Elder Ethics
Chair: Gerrit Kimsma, MD, Free University, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


2:30 – 2:45 PM  
Frail Ethics and Frail Elderly
Leonard Fleck, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA


2:45 – 3:00 PM  Geriatric Complains and Euthanasia: The Rulings of Dutch Euthanasia Review
Martin Buijsen, LLM, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


3:00 – 3:15 PM  
No Longer Worth Living? How to Think about Suffering and Futility in the Context of Assisted Dying
Holly Kantin, PhD, University of Alabama, USA


3:15 – 3:45 PM  
Group Discussion


Bioethics and The Media
3:45-4:00 PM  
Ethical and Legal Analysis of Advertising for Elective Egg Freezing
Michelle Bayefsky, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Synopsis Session


4:00 – 4:30 PM
Posthumous Retrieval of Sperm for Fertility Treatment: Legal and Ethical Issues
Lisa Charkassky, LLM, University of Darby, UNITED KINGDOM


Managing the Nocebo Effect 
Scott Gelfand, PhD, Oklahoma State University, USA


Naming Short Stature “Disadvantage,” “Handicap” or “Disability” Does not Ethically Justify Growth Hormone Treatment
Cristina Murano, PhD (ca), Center for Bioethics, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, USA


Friday, 28 June


8:30 – 9:00 AM  
Coffee breakfast


Concepts and Policies
Chair: Michelle Bayefsky, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


9:00 – 9:15 AM  
Why Not Common Morality?
Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA


9:15-9:30 AM  
Stigmatization of Not-Knowing as a Public Health Tool
Johann-Christian Poder, PhD, University of Rostock, GERMANY


9:30 – 9:45 AM  
Abuse of Brain Death Definition in Organ Procurement in China
Huige Li, PhD and Norbert W. Paul, Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, GERMANY


9:45 – 10:15 AM  
Group Discussion


10:15 – 10:45 AM  
Break


End of Life
Chair: Martin Buijsen, LL.M, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


10:45 – 11:00 AM  
30 Years of Research on Dutch Physician-Assisted Dying: Policies, Intensions, Effects, and (Un) Expected Developments
Gerrit Kimsma, MD, Free University, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


11:00 – 11:15 AM  
Conceptual Barriers to Palliative Care and Enlightenment from Chuang-tze’s Thoughts
Junxiang Liu, PhD Peking Union Medical College, P.R. CHINA


11:15 – 11:45   
Group Discussion


11:45 – 12:15 PM  
Wrap-up 
William Andereck and Thomasine Kushner

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