Call for abstracts: Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage, Interdisciplinary Discussion of Challenges and Solutions

International Bioethics Workshop for Young Scholars

February 25 – March 2, 2012
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, Germany

This one-week international bioethics workshop will focus on the problem of donor shortage in solid organ transplantation and discuss ethical, legal and social issues associated with it. Topics that will be addressed include brain death, promoting post-mortem organ donation, donation after cardiac death, living donation and xenotransplantation.

Fifteen young scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. medicine, philosophy, psychology, law, nursing science, health economics, social sciences etc.) from Europe and overseas will be competitively selected to present short papers and engage in intense peer discussions. In addition, international experts will be present to stimulate reflection, and methodological workshops will be conducted to promote skills, such as writing research proposals or translating scientific results to the public.

Participants will be reimbursed the costs for travel and accommodation and receive an additional € 300 for preparing a manuscript that will be published in an anthology or special journal issue edited by the organizers. Workshop subject to final acceptance of the funding organization.

Invited experts include:

  • Thomas Breidenbach (Munich)
  • Per Frithjof Pfeffer (Oslo)
  • Beatrice Dominguez-Gil (Madrid)
  • Bruno Meiser (Munich)
  • Thomas Mone (Los Angeles)
  • Axel Rahmel (Leiden)
  • Julian Nida-Rümelin (Munich)
  • Bruno Reichart (Munich)
  • Ralf Stoecker (Potsdam)

Deadline for Abstracts: October 31, 2012

Please send your application including an abstract (max. 400 words), your curriculum vitae and a publication list to: ralf.jox[at]

Young scholars: graduate/PhD students, post-docs, junior professors

Georg Marckmann, MD, MPH
Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD
Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine
LMU Munich, Germany

Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD
Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, LMU Munich
Nussbaumstrasse 5, D-80336 Munich
Tel +49 89 5160 2620, Fax: +49 89 5160 2712


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