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Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


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March 5, 2020

Researchers presentations


Thursday, March 5th, 2020


09h00: Zuradzki Tomasz, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Assistant Professor, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Deep uncertainties in bioethics


09h20: Yarborough Mark, University of California Davis, Dean's Professor, Bioethics - Medical ethics

  • Deserving the Public's Trust


09h40: Staunton Ciara, Middlesex University, Senior Lecturer, Law

  • Trust, accountability and the use of health data in research in Africa


10h00: Siegl Veronika, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern - Dre-Des., lecturer


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


10h20: Komparic Ana , University of Toronto, PhD Candidate, Bioethics, medical ethics

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


10h40 - 10h55: coffee break


11h00: Henschke Adam, National Security College, Australian National University / Delft University of Technology, Senior Lecturer, bioethics, medical ethics

  • Disrupting Healthcare With Healthwear And Healthware


11h20: Gagné-Julien Anne-Marie, Université du Québec, Montréal, PhD Student, Philosophy

  • The Concept of Mental Health Between Facts and Values


11h40: Campos Luis, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Associate Professor, Science and technology studies

  • Invoking Asilomar: Ethics as Tactics from the Dawn of Genetic Engineering to Synthetic Biology


12h00: Comfort Nathaniel, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Professor of History of Medicine, History of Medicine

  • The Nature and Nurture of James D. Watson


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


13h30: Dupras Charles, University of Montreal, Montreal, Postdoctoral Fellow, bioethics, Medical ethics

  • Promoting human rights in the postgenomic era: On the need to integrate epigenetics in international declarations on genomics and bioethics


13h50: Liu Joanne, University of Montreal, Dre, Medicine

  • Security agenda impact on responses to global humanitarian crises


14h10 End of presentations