Conference: call for conferences to be organised at the Foundation Brocher

ORGANIZE A ONE AND A HALF DAY PLURIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
OR A TWO, THREE OR FOUR DAY PLURIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP
on the ethical, legal and social implications of the development of new medical technologies

Take advantage of a uniquely located Conference Room at the Brocher Centre in the middle of a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva
Have the opportunity to invite experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva (WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, …)

THE BROCHER SYMPOSIA

The Brocher Foundation is inviting junior and senior researchers to submit proposals for a 1.5 day multidisciplinary symposium project on the ethical, legal and social implications of new medical developments.
The fully equipped Brocher Centre Conference room – situated in Hermance, 15 kilometers from Geneva, Switzerland — can host up to 60 participants in an exceptional location on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The Brocher Foundation will host the event and cover :
• Accommodation for a maximum of 12 speakers
• Grant of 11,000 Swiss francs for travel expenses
• Lunches, coffee breaks, one official dinner for a maximum of 52 participants (including speakers).
• Possible support for a publication issued from the symposium upon agreement with the Foundation.
The Brocher Foundation will organize all the logistics.

THE BROCHER WORKSHOPS

The Brocher Foundation is inviting junior and senior researchers to submit 2 to 4 day proposals for a workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications of new medical developments.
The Brocher Foundation will host the event between 1 November 2012 and 31 January 2013 at the Brocher Centre and cover:
• Accommodation for a maximum of 16 participants in the “Villa Brocher”,
• Grant of 11,000 Swiss francs for travel expenses
• Lunches, coffee breaks and dinners for a maximum of 26 participants.
• Possible support for a publication issued from the symposium upon agreement with the Foundation.
The Brocher Foundation will organize all the logistics according to its high standards.

TOPICS FOR THE YEAR 2012

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

Among the following disciplines

Bioethics, Health Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Governance, Health Law, Health Philosophy, Health Psychology, Health Sociology, Medical Ethics, History of medicine.

Ethical, Legal & Social Issues on the following topics (non-exhaustive list):

Access to medicines, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemma, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected disease, Pandemic planning, Reproduction & Technology, Stem Cells, Transplantation.

For further details, see the Fondation Brocher website. The deadline for submission is 21 March 2011.

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