Advanced European Bioethics Course in Ethical Issues in Human Genomics and Big Data: The need for Responsible Research and Innovation

PostedWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Oksana Wright
Oksana Wright

March 14-18, 2016

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. dr. Peter Paul Verbeek

Professor of Philosophy of Technology and Co-Director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente

 

Human life is increasingly entangled with medical technology. Between conception and grave, virtually all medical problems and concerns receive a technological response.

Innovative medical technologies, while they may contribute to improving health and prolonging life, may also shift our under-standings of health and disease, elicit new clinical practices and routines and shift responsibilities for health care providers and patients in preventing, diagnosing, monitoring and treating dis-ease. As debates over medical technologies indicate, these shifts have ambiguous value.

In this course we will explore the nature of human-technology relations, as well as their value. The focus will be on ethical dimensions of developments in medical technology and genomics.

 

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Simone Naber: Simone.Naber@Radboudumc.nl,

www.masterbioethics.org, intensive courses

Telephone: +31 (0)24 361 33 59

Please see the attached posting for complete details and schedule.

 

 

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