Brocher Foundation: Call for Workshop & Symposium Proposals [including Medical Humanities] 2014


Ed: Please note: Medical Humanities is one of the areas specifically mentioned! For full details of this call, click here.

The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two, three or four day multidisciplinary workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications on humankind of recent medical research and new medical technologies. These symposia and workshops are the perfect occasion to take advantage of a uniquely located Conference room on the shores of Lake Geneva and to invite experts from the numerous international organizations and non-governmental organizations based in the area (WHO, UNAIDS, WIPO, WTO, ILO, WMA, ICRC, MSF, etc.)


Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of recent medical research and new medical technologies:

Among the following disciplines

Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Law, Philosophy of Medicine and Health, Medical Humanities, Social Science perspectives on Health, Telemedicine, Medical Ethics, History of medicine.

Proposals on the following topics are notably welcomed:

Equitable access to medical care, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemmas, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected diseases, Pandemic planning, Reproductive technology, Stem Cells and Cell Therapy, Organ transplantation.

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