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October 1, 2022
Ma santé : mon libre choix ? Cette série des Entretiens Brocher est animée par Bernard Baertschi, Prof. Emeritus, Philosophe, Membre du Comité Scientifique de la Fondation Brocher et de l’Institut Ethique, Histoire et Humanités, Université de Genève & Membre...
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December 6, 2022
Hormones as Bio-Social Entities The overarching aim of the workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary and international group of established and emerging scholars working on the overarching topic of hormones, to exchange ideas and synergise different approaches to making...
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January 17, 2023
Event Summary Since 2021, the organizers and invitees to this Concluding Workshop have worked together to address normative gaps between international human rights law and global health law as these fields relate to public health emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.  With...
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January 19, 2023
While new technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) could transform weak health systems in low-resource settings, human rights experts have highlighted real threats to privacy, equality, and autonomy. These risks are greater for youth and for marginalised, criminalised groups, such as...
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January 24, 2023
We propose a Foundation Brocher workshop that will convene a variety of stakeholders (patient and patient advocates; academic, and pharmaceutical representatives; government regulators; ethicists, etc.) to discuss the ethics, regulatory, and pragmatic issues in international pediatric clinical trials. We plan...
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May 3, 2023
Oral disease are a neglected area of global health, despite being among the most common ailments of mankind. Following the publication of a ground-breaking series of papers on oral health in The Lancet in July 2019, a Lancet Commission on...
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May 9, 2023
Rare Diseases (RDs) pose a Global Health and development concern. Lacking a universal definition, RDs are defined as conditions that affect no more than 1 in 2000 individuals in the EU and Australia, fewer than 200,000 persons in the US,...
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May 25, 2023
The nature and complexity of public health emergencies, like the current COVID-19 outbreak, raise a number of distinctive and profound ethical challenges. Yet, despite the existence of a number of authoritative ethics guidance documents and important ethical lessons learned as...
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June 1, 2023
A multidisciplinary approach to endometriosis among transgender and gender diverse community. 
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June 5, 2023
a)What objects and artefacts did doctors and researchers mobilize at different moments in time to give a  visible  and  tangible  reality  to  diseases  whose  clinical  presentation  was  complex,  multifaceted,  and  sometimes partially unexplained?   b)What relevant methods and approaches allow historians to create meaning from vestiges of diseases of  the  past?  What  scientific  problems  (i.e.,  ethical,  legal,  scientific)  does  the  reuse  of  previous  medical  samples raise today?   The Summer School will be a 5‐day working conference structured around intensive discussion and hands‐ on  research  activities.  It  will  bring  together ...