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Monday, May 28th, 2018 - Friday, June 1st

2018 Brocher Academy in Global Population Health

Hermance, Switzerland
Monica Magalhaes

The Brocher Foundation invites junior faculty, post-docs, advanced graduate students, clinicians and other practitioners to apply for inclusion in the 2018 Brocher Summer Academy in Population-Level Bioethics.

This year’s event is devoted to the global debate within the field of tobacco control over the promotion of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices as a somewhat safer alternative to cigarette smoking.

Up to 40 promising participants will be selected by competitive application to join a roster of internationally renowned scholars in tobacco control and ethics for five days of debate and discussion, held in a beautiful estate on the shores of Lake Geneva. Please consult the conference website for further information.

Confirmed speakers (more to follow):
*David Abrams, public health, New York University
*Allan Brandt, history, Harvard University
*David Estlund, philosophy, Brown University
*Samia Hurst, bioethics, University of Geneva
*Nir Eyal, public health, Harvard University
*Michael Otsuka, philosophy, London School of Economics
*Vaughan Rees, public health, Harvard University
*Daniel Wikler, public health, Harvard University
*Derek Yach, health policy, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Costs: Participation is free, but a fee of CHF 750 is required to cover course documentation, five nights of accommodation, five lunches and four dinners. An optional Alpine hike follows.

More details and the application form can be found at the website of the Brocher Foundation:

To apply, please fill out the application form and attach a short CV, one writing sample, and a one-paragraph description of your current research interests. The deadline for applications is March 31.

For details and clarifications, please write to Monica Magalhaes,

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