Towards a Bioesthetics in favor of integral human health

Towards a Bioesthetics in favor of integral human health

On January 8th and 9th our Director Prof. Alberto Garcia and our two research scholars Dr. Giulia Bovassi and Dr. Melissa Maioni will participare in the second seminar in Bioesthetics organized by the Bioesthetics Group of Study (Grupo de Estudio Bioestética – GEB) in Madrid.

Specifically, Prof. Alberto Garcia will give a lecture on “The self-transforming power of beauty in the behavior of the patient and the healthcare professional”. Dr. Giulia Bovassi will discuss “The vulnerability of the flesh as an expression of beauty” during the first panel and Dr. Melissa Maioni  “The inexhaustible desire for beauty as an effective cure in the experience of the disease” during the second one.

Moreover, the GEB  in collaboration with the International Bioethics Network, aesthetics, technoscience and biolaw, have obtained the resources to publish a second Monograph on Bioesthetics, which will allow the dissemination of our research during the year 2019, compiling the texts corresponding to the interventions of its members during the meetings of July 2019 and January 2020.

Read the full program following this link.

 

International Conference on Protecting the Future Generation and the Ethics of Human Reproduction

International Conference on Protecting the Future Generation and the Ethics of Human Reproduction

In this three-day event, the UNESCO Chair workshop, as part of the Bioethics, Multiculturalism, and Religion area of interest, will analyze and discuss “Protecting the Future Generations and the Ethics of Human Reproduction” from an Interreligious and Multicultural Perspective. Experts from religious (Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish) and secular traditions will discuss article 16 of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: “The impact of life sciences on future generations, including on their genetic constitution should be given due regard.” Recent advances in reproductive technologies are having great impact on the creation of new families and affecting the roles of women. [Read more]

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Bioethical considerations for policymakers in businesses’ NeuroDI-Warfare.

Bioethical considerations for policymakers in businesses’ NeuroDI-Warfare.

On November 6th, our research scholar Mariel Kalkach Aparicio will participate in the session entitled “Business and the protection of the general interest and the citizen” part of the The Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2019. 

Abstract

“In this session I will highlight some key components of the bioethical reflections made in research contexts which seem to be less considered in the real-world practices of business. I will focus on the challenges of policymaking within the business-consumer interaction; specifically, in the merging business activities of two types: monitoring of users’ digital trace and research in the form of Neuromarketing. Although there has been progress made in the discussion and regulation, I will argue that it is not enough specially in context of vulnerable populations. If these circumstances remain unchanged, the gap between developed economies and those in development could increase due to the use of technology.” – Mariel Kalkach Aparicio.

PROGRAM OF THE SESSION

 

Timing Speaker Topics addressed
10:00 – 10:04 Anne-Charlotte Gros Introductory remarks
10:04  -10:05 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and first question
10:05 – 10:13 Mariel Kalkach Bioethical considerations for policymakers in businesses’ Neuro-Digital-Info Warfare
10:13 – 10:14 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and second question
10:14 – 10:18 Louis-Bernard Buchman The protection of personal data : the example of the GDPR
10:18 – 10:19 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and third question
10:19 – 10:27 Frédéric Varin The fight against land grabbing in developing countries
10:27 –  10:28 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and fourth question
10:28 – 10:36 Jeffrey  Schlagenhauf (To be confirmed) 1) The Work of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct 2) The Human Centered Business Model
10:36 – 10:37 Anne-Charlotte Gros Fifth question
10:37 – 10:41 Louis-Bernard Buchman The duty of vigilance
10:41 – 10:42 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and sixth question
10:42 – 10:50 Stéphane de Navacelle

 

1) The recognition of the social and environmental interest of companies 2) The protection of whistleblowers 3) The fight against corruption
10:50  – 10:51 Anne-Charlotte Gros Speaker’s presentation and seventh question
10:51 – 10:59 Marie-Florence Zampiero-Bouquemont

 

The fight against money laundering
10:59 -11:00 Anne-Charlotte Gros Concluding remarks
International Workshop: Ethics of Biomedical Technology and Artificial Intelligence

International Workshop: Ethics of Biomedical Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Our Chair fellow Fr. Joseph Tham will participate in the International Workshop: Ethics of Biomedical Technology and Artificial Intelligence. The workshop is organised by Global China Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He will discuss the latest publication Interreligious Perspectives on Mind, Genes and the Self, which is based upon research and presentations given at the fifth Multicultural conference in Houston in 2016. This is a significant collection, demonstrating how religion and modern technologies relate to one another. It will, therefore, be of great interest to academics working in bioethics, religion and the body, interreligious dialogue, and religion and science, technology and neuroscience.

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The concept of solidarity: between theory and practice

The concept of solidarity: between theory and practice

 

On April 11, LUMSA University is organizing a seminar to discuss the progress of the i-CONSENT project. Prof. Barbara Prainsack Professor at the Department of Global Health & Medicine at King’s will be present to give a lecture on “The concept of solidarity: between theory and practice”. A detailed program will follow.