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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


February 6, 2020

Researchers presentations


From 09 am to 03 pm


Auditorium | Brocher Centre







Thursday, February 6th, 2020


09h00: Carter David, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Senior Lecturer, Law 

  • Healthcare Harm, Bioethics and Criminal Law


09h20: Fumanti Mattia, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology

  • Exploring the Archives of the League of Nations in Geneva


09h40: Gagné-Julien Anne-Marie, Université du Québec, Montréal, PhD Student, Philosophy

  • The Concept of Mental Health Between Facts and Values


10h00: Han Paul, Maine Medical Center, Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Medicine

  • Promoting Tolerance of Uncertainty in Health Care


10h20: Henschke Adam, National Security College, Australian National University / Delft University of Technology, Senior Lecturer, bioethics, medical ethics

  • Disrupting Healthcare With Healthwear And Healthware


10h40 - 10h55: coffee break


11h00: Komparic Ana, University of Toronto, PhD Candidate, Bioethics, medical ethics

  • An Ethical and Political Analysis of the Private Sector in Health


11h20: Logie Carmen, University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Interrogating the term 'hard to reach' in HIV research


11h40: Moodley Jacqueline, University of Johannesburg, Lecturer, Psychology

  • Quality of life of children with disabilities in South Africa


12h00: Rennie Stuart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associate Professor, Bioethics, medical ethics

  • Ethical challenges implementing male circumcision for HIV prevention


12h20 - 13h30 - Buffet lunch served by the Foundation in the Brocher Centre


13h30: Siegl Veronika, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern - Dre-Des.,lecturer Anthropology

  • Finalising the book manuscript for my thesis "Fragile Truths"


13h50: Staunton Ciara, Middlesex University, Senior Lecturer, Law

  • Governance of genomic and biobank research in Africa


14h10: Yarborough Mark, University of California Davis, Dean's Professor, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Deserving the Public's Trust


14h30: Zuradzki Tomasz, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Assistant Professor, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Deep uncertainties in bioethics


14h50 End of presentations