Clinical Bioethics & History and Philosophy of Medicine Conference (Bogota, Columbia, 28-29 August 2012)

JOINT MEETING OF THE 2ND FORUM ON CLINICAL BIOETHICS AND THE 1ST FORUM ON HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE
PONTIFICAL XAVIERIAN UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA
BIOETHICS INSTITUTE
RESEARCH GROUP ON BIOETHICS
LINE OF RESEARCH ON CLINICAL BIOETHICS AND HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE
BOGOTÁ, 28 – 29 AUGUST 2012
AUDITORIUM LUIS CARLOS GALÁN, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA

Within the broad discipline of bioethics, clinical bioethics is an exciting, complex and interesting field. In fact, the origins of bioethics are closely related to the implementation of a new way of analysing and debating ethical issues in the clinical setting. Today clinical practice is affected by highly regulated institutional environments, a growing legal ‘normativisation’, and the influence of economy and management. In this context, health institutions increasingly discuss the ethical dilemmas arising from daily clinical practice. Nowhere is the more the case than in Columbia where there is a marked rise in ethics committees, bioethics modules, medical ethics advisors, and professional bioethicists.  This situation calls for a re-evaluation of the current methodologies approaches and it is for this reason that the Bioethics Institute at the Universidad Javeriana is organising joint meeting in Columbia for the 2nd Forum on Clinical Bioethics and the 1st Forum on History and Philosophy of Medicine,

The papers that will be offered combine bioethical reflection with historical and philosophical analyses and approaches. Although in the last few years bioethics has become a burgeoning field all over the world, to understand the current ethical, political, economic, legal, and cultural dynamics happening in the biomedical arena requires much more than bioethics. It is necessary to include other perspectives, particularly philosophy and history, together with social sciences and humanities.

OVERALL OBJECTIVE
To contribute to the academic development of clinical bioethics and the philosophy and history of medicine in Colombia

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
1.    To strengthen the scenario created by the Bioethics Institute at the Universidad Javeriana to analyse different issues in clinical bioethics.

2.    To promote a critical debate on different issues related to the philosophy and history of medicine in Colombia.

3.    To provide a suitable ‘encounter point’ for those interested in clinical bioethics and the philosophy and history of medicine.

4.    To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Anamnesis. Journal of Bioethics

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (SPEAKERS AND TOPICS ONLY)

  • How should philosophy save Latin American bioethics? Guillermo Hoyos Vásquez, Director, Bioethics Institute, Universidad Javeriana
  • Evidence-Based Medicine: philosophical aspects, Jorge Carlos Holguin Lew, MD, Lecturer Psychiatry Department, Universidad de Antioquia, and PhD(c)
  • Excellence and professionalism in the Hippocratic medicine, and their relevance for our present, Efraín Méndez Castillo, MD, Lecturer,  Bioethics Institute, Universidad Javeriana
  • Female skeletons in the 17th and 18th centuries: gender and power in the history of anatomy, Eduardo Díaz Amado Lecturer, Bioethics Institute, Universidad Javeriana
  • The Piano Plague: The Nineteenth-Century Medical Critique of Female Musical Education, James Kennaway, Lecturer, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Cancer representations and femininity in the 17th and 18th centuries, Carolina Wiesner y Hernando Salcedo, Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • Personhood before Birth? Sebastian Pranghofer, Universität der Bundeswehr, Hamburgo,  Alemania
  • Ethical dilemmas in the Colombian emergency departments, Eliecer Cohen Olivella, Colombian Association of Emergency Medicine
  • Futile medical treatment, Lilian Torregrosa Almonacid, Surgeon and Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Javeriana
  • Ethical problems in paediatric emergencies, Gabriel Lago Barney, Paediatrician and Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Javeriana
  • Structural violence in the healthcare system in Colombia, Eduardo Rueda Barrera, Lecturer, Bioethics Institute, Universidad Javeriana
  • The Colombian healthcare system and the concept of good doctoring, Mario Hernández Alvarez, Lecturer, Department of Public Health, National University of Colombia
  • Bioinformatics and disease: in vivo, in vitro, in silico, Fernando Suárez Obando, Lecturer Genetics Institute, Universidad Javeriana

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