Advanced European Bioethics Course “Human Genomics and Medical Technology”

Start Date: 18/03/2013

End Date: 21/03/2013

Cost: Euro (€) 690 for early registration before January 16th, 2013, Euro (€) 790 for registration from this date onwards.

Venue: Study Centre Medical Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Healthcare ethics, scientific institute for the quality of healthcare, IQhealthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Contact Details:

Email - Simone Naber:

Tel: [0031](0)24-3613359/[0031](0)24-3615320.


The department of IQ healthcare, sub-department Healthcare Ethics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, announces the advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Human Genomics and Medical Technology’ which will be held from 18 -21 March 2013. The key-note lecture will be held by Tsjalling Swierstra, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. During the course the relation between technology and (medical) ethics will be studied. Focus of the course are the moral problems generated by the research and development and application of new knowledge in a range of emerging fields such as tissue engineering and genomics. The implications give rise to new images of the human being and shift common understanding of health and disease. Topics are, amongst others, research ethics, screening and testing from clinical perspective, Health Technology Assessment, translational medicine and storage and analysis of (genetic) data and social aspects and effects of developments in medical technology. Lecturers include: prof. Evert van Leeuwen, Simone van der Burg PhD, Joris Veltman PhD, Gert Jan van der Wilt PhD (invited) Ineke van der Burgt MD, PhD, Lidewij Henneman PhD, Conor Douglas PhD, Martin Boeckhout MA, MSc, Gert Jan van Ommen PhD (invited). During the lectures participants will be introduced to basic philosophical and ethical concepts. There will be ample time for questions and debate. Small group discussions and group work on assignments are devoted to in-depth discussions and understanding of different cases and particular contemporary issues in the area of human genetics and medical technologies. Participants are expressly invited to supply cases from their own work and experience for discussion during the course. This course is of interest to researchers working in the field of human genetics, biomedical sciences, life sciences, genetics and biology and physicians doing research that has a genetic component but also to professionals from other areas in healthcare such as physicians and nurses health care administrators, bioethics committee members, professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry, professionals in the areas of ethics, philosophy and theology, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in any of these areas. Location: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands. Language: English. Price: Euro (€) 690 for early registration before January 16th, 2013, Euro (€) 790 for registration from this date onwards. Click on these links for more information and registration, or consult our website:, under Intensive courses or contact Simone Naber: Tel: [0031](0)24-3613359/[0031](0)24-3615320. The intensive course Human Genomics and Medical Technology is part of the post-initial Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics program. Kind regards, Prof. Evert van Leeuwen (course coordinator) Simone van der Burg PhD (course coordinator) Simone Naber (course management)