The rapid development of biotechnology and medicine requires an appropriate scientific framework to enable researchers to continue their work, patients to be supported and protected, and societies to provide the necessary health care to their populations.
The Brocher Foundation is a multidisciplinary reflection center dedicated to the study of the impact of medical development on society. It is a multidisciplinary thinking center. To this aim, it welcomes experts to discuss the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of medical development and health policies.
The results of their research shed indispensable light on fundamental questions that we all ask ourselves.
The Foundation is today internationally recognized as one of the best forums for discussion of all issues related to bioethics.
The anchoring of the Foundation in the Lake Geneva region, renowned in Europe and worldwide for its scientific excellence in the fields of life sciences and medicine, and the presence on its Board of Directors of the three Rectors/Presidents of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne and of the EPFL, guarantee a high academic level.
The Foundation’s location in Geneva is an asset that favors meetings with researchers from all over the world and experts from international organizations.
The Foundation already collaborates closely with the academic sphere and NGOs. Day after day, it becomes a major interlocutor of political and economic decision-makers.
The dialogue between science and the citizen is thus enriched by the insights of ethicists, jurists, sociologists, anthropologists, doctors, psychologists, economists and experts, in particular those of the World Health Organization (WHO).