Advanced European Bioethics Course Human Genetics and Medical Technology
(Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 12 – 15 March 2012)
The department of IQ healthcare, Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, announces the advanced European Bioethics Course Human Genetics and Medical Technology from 12 -15 March 2012.
During the course we will study the relation between technology and (medical) ethics. Focus of the course are the moral problems generated by the research and development and application of new knowledge in a range of emerging fields such as tissue engineering and genomics. The implications give rise to new images of the human being and shift common understanding of health and disease.
Topics are, amongst others, screening and testing from clinical perspective, Health Technology Assessment, translational medicine and storage and analysis of (genetic) data. Lecturers include: prof. Evert van Leeuwen, Simone van der Burg PhD, Ineke van der Burgt MD, PhD, prof. Gert Jan van der Wilt, Conor Douglas PhD, Martin Boeckhout MA, MSc.
During the lectures students will be introduced to basic philosophical and ethical concepts. There will be ample time for questions and debate. Small group discussions and working groups are devoted to in-depth discussions of different cases and particular contemporary issues in the area of human genetics and medical technologies. Participants are expressly invited to supply cases from their own work and experience for discussion during the course.
The key-note lecture will be held by Insoo Hyun PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Director of the CWRU Stem Cell Ethics Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.
This course is of interest to 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 to 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: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands. Language: English. Price: Euro (€) 690 for early registration before January 16th, 2012, Euro (€) 790 for registration after this date. For more information, please consult our website: www.masterbioethics.org, under Intensive courses, Human Genetics and Medical Technology or contact Simone Naber: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: (0)24-3613359/(0)24-3615320.
The intensive course Human Genetics and Medical Technology is part of the post-initial Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics program.