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 ethics, and neuroethics. Dr. Jox is a certified clinical ethics teacher and part of the faculty of the leading qualification course of clinical ethics consultants in Germany. He served as Scientific Secretary of the ICCEC 2013 in Munich, Germany.