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Mon, November 15, 2021

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome / Opening
09:15 - 10:00 KeynoteHans Clevers, University of Utrecht, NL
Stem cell-based organoids as models of human disease
10:00 - 11:00 Science, History & Philosophy Luk Vandenberghe, Harvard Medical School, USA
Gene-based therapy: delivering on the promise?

Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, CH
Cell-based therapies of the future
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Science, History & PhilosophyAnnelien L. Bredenoord, UMC Utrecht, NL
The ethics of increasingly complex human tissue products
12:00 - 12:45 Young Scientists Session Four 10-minute presentations from selected young scientists
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Science, History & PhilosophyBotond Roska, Institute of Ophthalmology Basel, CH
Gene therapy

Jan Helge Solbakk, University of Oslo, SE
Peri techne - on art and narration in modern medicine

Michel Comte, Artist and photographer, CH
Understanding life
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Public, Governance & CommunicationJoyce Tait, University of Edinburgh, UK
Regulation, Ethics and Public Attitudes: who should decide on the innovations of the future?

Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic, IT

TBC David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, EU
17:30 - 18:30 Debate
18:30 - 19:30 Panel Discussion: World ReligionsEmmanuel Agius, Christianity; University of Malta, MT
Amir Dziri, Islam; University of Fribourg, CH
Frederek Musall, Judaism; Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg, DE
Maria Angela Falà, Buddhism; Maitreya Foundation, IT
20:00 - Dinner

 

Tue, November 16, 2021

09:00 - 09:15 Translational Ethics: Introduction
09:15 - 10:00 KeynoteHenk ten Have, Duquesne University, USA
The conundrum of translational ethics - engineering gaps between theories and practices
10:00 - 11:00 Engineering Cellular Systems & Bioethical PrinciplesMarie-Jo Thiel, University of Strasbourg, FR
Engineering cellular systems: modify, repair, but not at all costs. Which ethical benchmarks?

Alberto E Tozzi, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IT
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Engineering Cellular Systems & Bioethical PrinciplesTBC Dafna Feinholz, UNESCO, FR
12:00 - 12:45 Young Scientists Session Four 10-minute presentations from selected young scientists
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Working Groups Session Governance
Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen, Comillas Pontifical University, ES
Bruno Dallapiccola, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IT

Patients' view
Simona Bellagambi, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe, IT
Jack Janssen, Dutch Najjar Foundation, NL

Communication
Jennifer Copestake, BBC, UK
Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic, IT

Medicine
Hendrik Scholl, Institute of Ophthalmology Basel, CH
Maurizio Muraca, University of Padua, IT
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Presentation of Working Groups followed by debate
17:30 - 19:00 Art program
19:00 - Dinner buffet

 

Wed, November 17, 2021

09:00 - 11:00 Attendance of the public audience of Pope Francis
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch, closing ceremony and farewell
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