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Intensive Bioethics Course is set over three days of ground-breaking speeches for bioethics enthusiasts

Simultaneous translation German-English, English-German is provided during the entire conference
Simultanübersetzung Deutsch-Englisch, Englisch-Deutsch wird während der Konferenz angeboten

Summary of the 3 day Conference

  • 8:00am - 6:00pm Day 1 - Friday, Nov 13th, 2015

    Beginning with registrations at 8am and finishing with Clinical Bioethics in the movies at 6pm.

  • 8:20am - 7:00pm Day 2 - Saturday, Nov 14th, 2015

    Beginning with announcements at 8:20 am and finishing with Conference Dinner at 7pm.

  • 8:20am-4:45pm Day 3 - Sunday, Nov 15th, 2015

    Beginning with announcements at 8:20am and finishing with Evaluation and Closing Remarks at 4:30pm.

Organizing Committee

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Nikola Biller Andorno MD PhD

Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno directs the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland, which serves as WHO

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Tanja Krones

Head physician of the clinical ethics committee of the University hospital of Zurich

After finishing her studies in medicine, sociology, psychology and politics, Tanja worked as a medical doctor in internal medicine and as research fellow and project leader on ethics in reproductive

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Speakers

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Christine Mitchell

Executive Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN is Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science from Boston University School of Nursing and a Master’s degree from Harvard where she

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Robert D. Truog, M.D.

Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics)

Dr. Robert Truog is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Truog received his

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PD Dr Rouven Porz

PD Dr Rouven Porz, dipl. biol. Adl
Head, Clinical Ethics Unit, University Hospital Bern and Spital Netz Bern
General Secretary, EACME (European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics)

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Martha Montello, Ph.D

Martha Montello, Ph.D. is a Lecturer for the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor of History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of

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Dr. John D. Lantos

Dr. John D. Lantos is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Director of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center. After his residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in DC, he served two

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Dr. Thomas Cochrane

MD, MBA

Dr. Thomas Cochrane is the Director of Neuroethics at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Cochrane is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and

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Dieter Birnbacher

Dieter Birnbacher, born 1946 in Dortmund, Germany, studied philosophy, English and General Linguistics at the universities of Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Hamburg. B. A. (Cambridge) 1969, Dr. phil. (Hamburg) 1973, Habilitation (Essen) 1988. From

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Ronald Anthony (Tony) Hope

MA, PhD, BMBCh, FRCPsych, FRCP, MFPH

Tony Hope recently retired as Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and as Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist. He is Uehiro Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for

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Speaker List:

Richard Ashcroft, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Dieter Birnbacher, Thomas I. Cochrane, Flurin Condrau, Tobias Eichinger, Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Tony Hope, Hildegard E Keller, Tanja Krones, John Lantos, Christine Mitchell, Martha Montello, Settimio Monteverde, Gerald Neitzke, Rouven Porz, Oliver Rauprich, Nina Streeck, Jürg Streuli, Manuel Trachsel, Robert Truog, Effy Vayena, Claudia Wiesemann, Verina Wild, Markus Zimmermann.

Topics Covered

IBME 10th Anniversary Symposium

The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics of the Harvard Medical School will offer the first Intensive Bioethics Course, which will be also the 10-year anniversary conference of our institute. The course will run from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Zurich University in the heart of the city of Zurich.
The ZIBC as a course on clinical bioethics targets mainly healthcare providers – physicians, nurses and members of ethics committees, but it is open to other professionals with an interest in ethical aspects of clinical practice, such as policy-makers, social workers, patient representatives, psychologists and hospital chaplains.
The course provides an intensive introduction to theories and key principles of bioethics, the ethical analysis of clinical cases to prepare staff to serve on clinical ethics committees and perform clinical ethics consultations. Knowledge of common ethical problems and dilemmas in medicine, and strategies to address them will help participants increase their competence in addressing ethical questions in medical care.
The combination of plenary lectures by internationally-renowned experts and small group discussions led by an expert facilitators cover core information about ethical theories, principles, and methods, evolving standards for ethics consultation, and areas of clinical ethical controversy and consensus.
The program contains lectures on topics as ethics consultation, teaching bioethics and physician-patient-communication after medical mistakes, and also on ‘special topics’ such as bioethics in the movies and literature and medicine.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic principles and methods of ethics
  • Apply ethical principles to discussion and analysis of clinical cases
  • Discuss ethical issues and policies addressed by clinical ethics committees

The course is bilingual, there will be a simultaneous translation (of German lectures into English and English lectures into German)

Speakers include: 
Christine Mitchell, Tony Hope, Robert Truog, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Dieter Birnbacher, Martha Montello, Claudia Wiesemann, Tanja Krones, Richard Ashcroft, Markus Zimmermann, Hildegard Keller, John Lantos and Flurin Condrau.

Conference childcare will be provided. If interested contact us and you will get more information.

10 Jahre IBME, Jubiläumssymposium

Das Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte der Universität Zürich veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Center for Bioethics der Harvard Medical School den ersten Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course, der gleichzeitig ein Symposium zum zehnjährigen Bestehen des Instituts ist. Die Konferenz findet von Freitag, den 13. November 2015, bis Sonntag, den 15. November 2015, an der Universität Zürich im Herzen der Stadt statt.
Der Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course richtet sich als Trainingskurs in klinischer Bioethik vor allem an Personen, die im Gesundheitsbereich tätig sind – Ärztinnen und Ärzte, Pflegende und Mitglieder von Ethikkommissionen, ist aber auch für andere Berufsgruppen mit einem Interesse an den ethischen Aspekten klinischer Praxis konzipiert, wie etwa Entscheidungsträger, Sozialarbeitende, Patientenvertreter/innen, Psychologen und Spitalseelsorger.
Der Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course gibt eine intensive Einführung in die wichtigsten Theorien und Prinzipien in der Bioethik sowie in die ethische Analyse klinischer Fälle, um so Beschäftigte für die Mitarbeit in klinischen Ethikkomitees und die Durchführung klinischer Ethikberatung zu schulen. Das Kennenlernen von ethischen Problemen und Dilemmas in der Medizin sowie von Ansätzen der Bearbeitung soll die Fähigkeit der Teilnehmenden in der Bearbeitung und Lösung ethischer Probleme im medizinischen Kontext verbessern.
Durch Plenarvorträge international renommierter Experten sowie von professionellen Moderatoren geführte Diskussionen in kleinen Arbeitsgruppen wird Basiswissen vermittelt über ethische Theorien, Prinzipien, Methoden, Standardmodelle der Ethikberatung und Themenfelder klinisch-ethischer Asueinandersetzungen.
Das Programm umfasst Vorträge zu Themen wie ‚Ethikberatung‘, ‚Bioethik unterrichten‘ und ‚Arzt-Patient-Kommunikation nach Behandlungsfehlern‘ sowie zu „Spezialthemen“ wie ‚Bioethik im Film‘ und ‚Literatur und Medizin‘.
Lernziele: Nach der Teilnahme an dem Kurs sind die Teilnehmenden in der Lage

  • Grundprinzipien und Methoden der Ethik zu beschreiben
  • Ethische Prinzipien in der Diskussion und Analyse klinischer Fälle anzuwenden
  • Ethische Fragen und Richtlinien zu diskutieren, die in klinischen Ethikkomitees bearbeitet werden

Der Kurs ist zweisprachig. Alle Vorträge werden simultan übersetzt (vom Deutschen ins Englische und umgekehrt).

Referentinnen und Referenten sind u.a.: 
Christine Mitchell, Tony Hope, Robert Truog, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Dieter Birnbacher, Martha Montello, Claudia Wiesemann, Tanja Krones, Richard Ashcroft, Markus Zimmermann, Hildegard Keller, John Lantos and Flurin Condrau.

Es besteht die Möglichkeit der Kinderbetreuung. Bitte melden Sie sich bei Interesse, Sie erhalten dann weitere Information.

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  • “the 10-year anniversary conference of our institute!”

    The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics of the Harvard Medical School will offer the first Intensive Bioethics Course

  • “If you go to one conference this year, make sure it’s Zurich Intensive Bioethics.”

    IBME 10th Anniversary Symposium

  • “der gleichzeitig ein Symposium zum zehnjährigen Bestehen des Instituts ist!”

    Das Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte der Universität Zürich veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Center for Bioethics der Harvard Medical School den ersten Zurich Intensive Bioethics Course, der gleichzeitig ein Symposium zum zehnjährigen Bestehen des Instituts ist.

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