Speakers

Bergsträsser, Eva

Current Position Consultant Paediatric Oncology at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland (since 1999, Leitende Ärztin since 1.6.2013) Head of Centre of Excellence for Paediatric Palliative Care at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland (since 2008) Co-Head of Outpatient Clinic for Children with Chronic Pain at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Switzerland (since 01/2017) Academic…

Berlinger, Nancy

Nancy Berlinger is a research scholar at The Hastings Center, an interdisciplinary, nonprofit, nonpartisan bioethics research  institution, whose scholarship focuses on ethical challenges in health care work and on related societal challenges. Her special interests include population aging; health care access and social integration for migrants; problems of safety and harm in health care systems, and treatment decision-making and…

Bihr, Sibylle

Sibylle Bihr ist a social anthropologist. Since 2012, she works as the project leader for equal health opportunities and as a lecturer for transcultural competence for the Swiss Red Cross. She previously worked for Santé Sexuelle Suisse in the sector of access and knowledge and led projects for sexual health, women’ rights and migration. She…

Biller-Andorno, Nikola

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno studied medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg as well as philosophy and social sciences at the University of Hagen, Germany. Multiple scholarships and awards allowed her to pursue her research interests at prestigious institutions such as the Hastings Center (1994), Yale University (1997) and the Harvard Medical School…

Binggeli, Tatjana

Tatjana Binggeli, Dr. sc. med., Medical Scientist, Clinical Researcher, Consultant, Educator – working at University Hospital Basel. President of Swiss Federation of the Deaf SGB-FSS. Topics of interest are mental health, employment, education, health problems in deaf children and adolescents, findings on prevalence and clinical complexities and implications for prevention and intervention in health care…

Brauer, Susanne

Susanne Brauer holds a PhD in philosophy and is specialized in applied ethics. Currently, she is the vice-president of the Central Ethics Committee of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and affiliated to the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich. Also she is the chair of the department…

Brülhart, Beatrice

Beatrice Brülhart holds a master degree in social work and education and has many years of experience in the consultation of people with disabilities. For the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts she worked as a research associate and associate lecturer. She is head of the department Society and Disability of the Paulus Akademie Zürich and…

Bruni, Katja

Katja Bruni is Co-Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions a.i. and member of Directorate of the University Hospital of Zurich. She has degrees in biomedical laboratory analytics and health service management. She held different management positions from the departmental to the hospital level.

Dagron, Stéphanie

Since 2016, Stéphanie is a professor of law at the University of Geneva teaching international health and social security law. French by nationality, she holds a PhD in International and European law from the universities of Poitiers (France) and Saarbrücken (Germany). She has worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck- Institute for International Law and…

Deplazes Zemp, Anna

Anna Deplazes Zemp works as a senior researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Oberassistentin) at the institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (medical faculty) and at the Ethics Research Institute (philosophical faculty) of the University of Zurich. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology, a degree in philosophy (Zusatzstudium) and has research experience of many years in applied ethics. Her…

Drewniak, Daniel

Daniel Drewniak has graduated in 2010 in Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, with specialization in empirical research methods and statistics. After his studies he was employed as a research assistant at “Freie Universität Berlin” and at the Institute of Medical Sociology at the Charité in Berlin. From 2012 to 2017 he did…

Eichinger, Tobias

Tobias Eichinger works as senior assistent at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich where he is teaching coordinator and project manager of the development of an e-learning tool for medical ethics. Dr. Eichinger has degrees in philosophy and film studies from the University of Freiburg and the Free University of…

Fritschy, Jean-Marc

Jean-Marc Fritschy is Professor of Neuropharmacology at the Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Gallagher, Ann

Ann Gallagher is Professor of Ethics and Care, International Care Ethics Observatory, School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK. Ann trained as a nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’. Ann has researched a wide range of topics relating to ethics and care, for example, on dignity in…

Garten, Lars

Lars Garten, Senior neonatologist at University Clinic Charité Berlin, Germany, and Head of the Neonatal Palliative Care Team at University Clinic Charité Berlin, Germany. He is specialized in Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Palliative Care. Since 2018 participant in the BIH-Charité Clinical Fellows Program funded by the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH).

Glaessel, Andrea

Since July 2017, Andrea Glässel is a research associate at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) and she is working in the interprofessional group of DIPEx Swiss (Database of Individual Patient Experiences). In addition to her research at IBME, Andrea is a lecturer and researcher in qualitative health research and at…

Hermann, Helena

Helena holds a Master of Science in Psychology, specialized in clinical psychology, and a PhD in Medical Ethics and Law from the University of Zurich. She has been mainly working on decision-making capacity/competence, and is in continuous education and training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Hodler, Juerg

Juerg Hodler, MD, MBA Juerg Hodler currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and at the same time as Department Head of Radiology of the University Hospital Zurich. He has been trained as a radiologist in Berne, Zurich and San Diego and has an MBA of Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh). Both as a physician and as a…

Hoff, Paul

Born 1956 in Ulmen near Cologne. Studied medicine and philosophy in Mainz and Munich. Doctorates 1980, 1988, habilitation in psychiatry in Munich 1994. Worked at the psychiatric University clinics in Munich, Aachen and – since 2003 – Zurich. Scientific focuses are psychopathological, psychiatric-historical and scientific-theoretical topics, which are described as necessary foundation of any psychiatric activity.

Jox, Ralf

Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor for Geriatric Palliative Care and designated Di-rector of the Clinical Ethics Unit at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. He was trained in neurology, palliative care, philosophy and medical ethics in Freiburg, Munich, Bos-ton, London, and Basel. His research activities focus on clinical ethics consultation, end-of-life decisions, geriatrics…

Karzig – Roduner, Isabelle

Isabelle Karzig – Roduner Works as a Research Assistant in Clinical Ethics at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and Medical History of the University of Zurich, as an ACP expert at the University Hospital Zurich. She is a specialist nurse in NDS HF, has an MAS in applied ethics from the University of Zurich, a certificate in ACP counseling and…

Keller, Dagmar

Prof. Dagmar Keller, MD, is head of the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Zurich and president of the Clinical Ethics Committee. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, sports medicine and emergency medicine.

Klemperer, David

David Klemperer, MD, Professor of Public Health and Health Sciences at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg. Dr. Klemperer is general internist with more than 30 years of clinical practice. He holds degrees in in Public Health, Social Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He worked as CEO of the Municipal Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt) Bremen-Nord, dealing…

Kolbe, Michaela

Michaela is Director of the Simulation Center of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. She received her PhD in Psychology from the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany, and is a member of the faculty at ETH Zurich. Her particular research interest includes the social dynamics of “speaking up” across the authority gradient and across disciplines in healthcare…

Krones, Tanja

After finishing her studies in medicine, sociology, psychology and politics with her Master of Science (Dipl. Soz) in 1997 and MD thesis in 2000, Tanja Krones worked as a medical doctor in internal medicine and as research fellow and project leader on ethics at the University of Marburg. She formed part of the ethics liaison…

Lenherr, Renato

Renato Lenherr is a Federal Medical Specialist in intensive care medicine and in anesthesiology. He works a Consultant Physician on the Surgical ICU of the University Hospital Zurich since 2008. He is the national Coordinator for Organ Donation. He is member of the clinical ethical committee of the University Hospital Zurich.

Loupatatzis, Barbara

Barbara Loupatatzis was born in 1979. 2004 she startet working as an MD. Since 2009 she is working as a palliative care specialist first in the centre of competence for palliative care of the University Hospital of Zurich and from 2017 in an ambulant specialized palliative care team in the Zurich Oberland. Since 2012 she…

Martin, Brian

Brian Martin received his MD in 1990 from the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel and his MPH in 1996 from the Harvard School of Public Health. He qualified as a specialist in Prevention and Public Health FMH (Swiss Medical Association) in 1997 and holds the Certificate of the Swiss Society for Sports Medicine…

Monteverde, Settimio

Settimio Monteverde is born in 1966. He holds degrees in theology, medical education, advanced studies in applied ethics. In his PhD he examined foundational aspects of nursing ethics. For 13 years he worked as a registered nurse and nurse anesthetist. He was member of the ethics boards of the Swiss Nurses’ Association and of the…

Müller, Thomas F.

Dr. Mueller works as a Professor at the Clinic of Nephrology at the University Spital in Zürich, Switzerland. He received his medical degree from the Philipps-University of Marburg in Germany. His postgraduate training included residencies in Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, and Nephrology at the Clinic of Medicine at the Philipps-University of Marburg and also a research fellowship at the…

Porz, Rouven

PD Dr.phil. Rouven Porz is the head of the Medical Ethics Unit of the Inselspital Bern (Inselgruppe AG). He is also the president of the EACME (European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics. He is trained as a biologist and philosopher, with a PhD in Philosophy.

Schaber, Peter

Peter Schaber is Professor for Applied Ethics at the Centre for Ethics, University of Zurich. He was previously teaching at the University of Göttingen and Hannover. He is an editor of Moral Philosophy and Politics and member of the executive board of the Society for Applied Philosophy.

Schmocker, David

Doctoral student at the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich, and research Assistant to Prof. Dr. C. Tanner at the Center for Responsibility in Finance, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich. Research interest in the concept of moral intelligence (most specifically in moral sensitivity), the use of serious (moral) games and other intervention methods to…

Semakula, Jerome Roy

Jerome Roy Semakula, MBChB As a young member of this noble profession of medicine, I have set out to make a difference in this field not only by caring for the sick but also through research and contributing to the broader body of knowledge. I intend to do this through continuous learning, sharing and networking and through hard…

Spinas, Giatgen A.

Prof. Dr. med. Giatgen A. Spinas, MD, MAS Giatgen A. Spinas is Professor emeritus of the University of Zürich, where he was Chairman and Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition at the University Hospital from 1996-2017. He also holds a Master of Advanced Sciences in Philosophy and Medicine of the University of Lucerne. From…

Streeck, Nina

Nina Streeck is a PhD student at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine since September 2013. In affiliation with the project „The wish to die in persons with serious illness“ (funded by the SNSF as part of the National Research Programme 67 „End of life“) she is preparing a PhD thesis on…

Strub, Jean Daniel

Dr. Jean-Daniel is an independent ethicist in Zurich. He is co-founder and co-director of ethix – lab for innovation ethics, dealing with ethical issues of innovation in particular in the context of emerging Digital technologies. Also, he is co-founder and co-director of Brauer & Strub | Medizin Ethik Politik, specializing in research, teaching and moderation…

Trachsel, Manuel

Manuel Trachsel has been trained in medicine (MD), clinical psychology and psychotherapy (PhD), and philosophy/ethics at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a senior assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and works as a psychiatrist in a psychiatric clinic. His main…

Truog, Robert

Dr. Robert Truog is the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he serves as Director of the Center for Bioethics, leading educational and academic initiative across the medical school, including an undergraduate curriculum, a Master’s degree, and a Fellowship program. He has practiced pediatric intensive care…

Von der Hude, Kerstin

Kerstin von der Hude is a trained pediatric nurse. She is co-founder of the first psychosocial parent counselling service developed in Germany in 1994. As a trained systemic family and couple counsellor, she works at the Perinatal Centre of the Charité – Berlin University Clinic and accompanies families whose children were born prematurely or with…

Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo

Ivo Wallimann-Helmer is the managing director of the program Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics at the Center for Ethics of the University of Zurich. He regularly teaches medical ethics and researches questions of justice in applied contexts.

Wäscher, Sebastian

Sebastian Wäscher is a PhD Student at the Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich. After his studies in communication science, philosophy and sociology at the University of Münster he became a research assistant the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum. His…

Weidmann-Hügle, Tatjana

Tatjana Weidmann-Hügle, M.Sc., M.A. is the head of the clinical ethics unit at the Cantonal Hospital of Baselland since  2012. She is also working as a clinical ethics consultant for the City Hospital Waid in Zurich. Tatjana Weidmann-Hügle holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zurich and a degree in Philosophy with a concentration in Medical…

Wild, Verina

PD Dr. Verina Wild is deputy director of the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU). Since April 2018 she leads the BMBF research group “META – mHealth: Ethical, legal and social aspects in the technological age”. Her research interests are ethics of mobile Health technology (mHealth); health of…