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7th International Summer School “Patient autonomy: legal, medical and ethical considerations”
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7th International Summer School “Patient autonomy: legal, medical and ethical considerations”

7th International Summer School “Patient autonomy: legal, medical and ethical considerations The Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), in cooperation with the National Bioethics and Technoethics Commission, are exceptionally pleased to announce the organization of the 7th International Summer School of Medical Law and Bioethics on “Patient autonomy: legal, medical and ethical considerations”. The Summer School will be conducted in English, by faculty members and doctoral students from AUTh and…

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2nd Conference on the Syndrome of Parental Alienation, Divorce & Child Abuse: Causes, Prevention, Treatment
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2nd Conference on the Syndrome of Parental Alienation, Divorce & Child Abuse: Causes, Prevention, Treatment

The Conference will take place Online on the 4th December 2021 with International Speakers and Worldwide participants. Aim of Conference: To increase the study and awareness of professionals and the general public about the xauses, prevention and treatment of The Syndrome of Parental Alienation, Divorce and Child Abuse. More information:  Scientific Programme of the Conference   Brain Matters Institute  

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Biolaw and Biotechnology:The crossroads of Science and Regulation, Online Course April 11 – 23, 2021
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Biolaw and Biotechnology:The crossroads of Science and Regulation, Online Course April 11 – 23, 2021

ELGS - European Law & Governance School Can we "do things with rules"? Is the existing legal framework appropriate for ensuring a balance between the Bioeconomy potential and the protection of key values? Can modern Biotechnology support a growth based on the efficient use of resources within the Green Deal context? Can it improve the public health with noval vaccines and pharmaceuticals in the frame of precision medicine, and guarantee a healthy food supply? How do we measure and assess…

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Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Xenotransplantation
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Recommendation of the Council of Europe on Xenotransplantation

The shortage of organs and tissues of human origin available for transplantation has led to studies examining alternative experimental solutions, such as xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is any procedure that involves the transplantation, implantation or infusion of living cells, tissues or organs from a nonhuman animal source into a human recipient. Such solutions raise ethical issues and considerable risks in the field of public health and the transmission of diseases. Taking into account the risks which might arise from xenotransplantation, the Committee of…

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Review: Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement
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Review: Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

Review:  Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement by Ilise Feitshans gets my 5-star review. Brilliant writing. Health risks abound that bring threats and opportunities at work, play and in the home. Ilise provides readers, from those who are just curious to those with a seasoned scientific mind, with enlightened possibilities on how evolving, complex and far-reaching health risks should be imagined and best managed. New and experienced occupational or public health pros should put this book on their reading…

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UNESCO International Declaration on Human Genetic Data
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UNESCO International Declaration on Human Genetic Data

Genetic research, in particular the sequencing of the human genome, has opened the way for far-reaching medical research and biomedical applications. Genetic data can be used for medical diagnosis, disease prevention and population genetics studies. As each person’s genetic heritage is unique, forensic science and the judicial system also use them for identification purposes. The number of genetic databanks is rising, with some containing more than a million records. Some are maintained at a national level and contain samples from…

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Video : Μitochondrial Replacement Methods
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Video : Μitochondrial Replacement Methods

The recent scientific development on Mitochondrial Replacement Methods in Mexico, United Kingdom and Greece intrigues a great discussion on what is ethical, moral and legal. On this context the article 13 of the Convention of Oviedo and the national constitutional protection of genetic identity are being reviewed.

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Presentation : The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies
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Presentation : The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies

See the presentation, by Emmanouel Laskaridis, entitled "The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies" here.

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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

The following document is the Oviedo contract, which was legislated back in 1997 and was innovative on the field of bioethics. Today, 20 years after its entry into force, there are still many states, who have yet not signed it, such us Germany, the UK etc. See the document here.

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