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)
R. Porz is working as the head of the Clinical Ethics Unit of the University Hospital in Bern, and the Spital Netz Bern AG, Switzerland. In addition, he is the general secretary of the EACME (European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics), and board member of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Ethics (SGBE). He is affiliated researcher at the Medical Faculty of the Free University of Amsterdam (Department Metamedica) and the Institute for Biomedical Ethics in Zürich, Switzerland.
He is trained as a Biologist, with additional master studies both in philosophy and educational theory at the University of Saarbrücken, Germany. In his PhD and post-doc projects at the University of Basel (Switzerland), Porz conducted empirical and conceptual research in the field of bioethics, focusing mainly but not exclusively on the patients’ perspectives in the fields of genetic testing, reproductive medicine and stem cell research.
Among others, he held visiting scholarships in Maastricht (The Netherlands), Newcastle-upon Tyne (UK), Geneva (Brocher Foundation, Switzerland) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
His current work focuses on the implementation of clinical ethics in institutions of the Swiss health care system and on methodological issues in clinical ethics.