Donnerstag 06. November 2014 — Samstag 08. November 2014 — Bigorio (TI)

Herbstseminar 2014


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Mittwoch 26. November 2014 — SwissTech Convention Center EPFL, Lausanne

From the repaired human to the enhanced human: what kind of impacts on individual and the society?


Exoskelett, bionische Hand, augmented brain... Während diese Technologien zur Wiederherstellung verlorener Fähigkeiten auf breite Akzeptanz stossen, wirft ihr Einsatz zur reinen Steigerung der natürlichen Fähigkeiten Fragen auf. Die Auseinandersetzung mit der Grenze zwischen Wiederherstellung und Enhancement ist zwar nicht neu, die Beschleunigung des technischen Fortschritts stellt uns jedoch vor neue Herausforderungen bezüglich der Verbindung von Mensch und Maschine. Was bedeuten diese Entwicklungen für das, was den Menschen ausmacht?

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Dienstag 02. Dezember 2014 — Freitag 05. Dezember 2014 — Leuven (Belgium)

Intensive course on Nursing Ethics

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the KU Leuven

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the KU Leuven is organizing an intensive course on Nursing Ethics. The objective of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational and methodological approaches as well as on contemporary and educational issues in nursing ethics. This course works from an interdisciplinary - philosophical, theological, nursing, clinical-ethical - perspective.  

The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as nursing, medicine, philosophy and theology, health care administration, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas. The intensive course Nursing Ethics is part of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics programme.  

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Mittwoch 04. März 2015 — Samstag 06. Dezember 2014 — University of Zürich, Switzerland

Zürich Winter School on the ethics of human enhancement

Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine

Technologies that promise to significantly enhance human capacities have become a central topic of debate in biomedical ethics over the past few decades. Such «enhancement technologies» are variously intended to improve cognition, motivation, mood, personality, health and longevity, physical appearance and athletic performance in healthy people. This Winter School will bring together an international group of experts on the cutting edge of that debate, to discuss questions like: what can we already do to enhance human capacities, and what can we expect to achieve in the future? Does the pursuit of human enhancement involve a search for «perfection», and if so, does this count against it? Do enhancement technologies threaten human dignity and human identity? Will they undermine social justice, or can they perhaps help promote it? Should we reject enhancement interventions that would alter human nature as we know it? And finally, are the potential social benefits of enhancement (e.g. faster progress in medical science made possible by smarter researchers) worth the risks?

The conference is open to all students, researchers and practitioners from all relevant fields, interested in the ethics of human enhancement. There is no registration fee. 3 ECTS will be given for full participation. Please register by e-mailing before 1st February 2015 with your name, title and affiliation. Places are limited.

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Montag 15. Dezember 2014 — UniversitätsSpital, Zürich

Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity: The State of the Art

Institute of Biomedical Ethics and Medical History University of Zurich

Professor Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Columbia University/NY

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Mittwoch 11. März 2015 — Samstag 14. März 2015 — Strasbourg (France)

6th International Symposium on Bioethics


Humans in the Meshes of the Digital Web - Ethical Challenges of Information and Communication Technologies

The deadline for submission of proposals is November 15, 2014.

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Mittwoch 20. Mai 2015 — Freitag 22. Mai 2015 — New York City (USA)

ICCEC 2015

11th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation

The deadline for submission of proposals is November 3, 2014.

For more information: http://WWW.ICCEC2015.US

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