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WORLD BIOETHICS DAY - CELEBRATION 

On 19 October 2017, the Rectorate of Belgrade University hosted a ceremonial Academy celebrating the World Bioethics Day. The Center for the Study of Bioethics and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics co-organized this event. CSB Director Vojin Rakic delivered a welcoming speech. Lectures were held by CSB Regular Members Amira Fazlagić, Sonja Pavlović,Dušanka Krajinović and Milica Prostran. The celebration was greeted by the highest representatives of the University of Belgrade, as well as other relevant institutions.

 


The Ethics of Gender Adjustment  

On 10 November 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized the lecture "The Ethics of Gender Adjustment", in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment. The lecturers were Assistant Professor Jelena Simić (Faculty of Law, Union University in Belgrade), Jelena Vidić, psychologist, and Kristijan Ranđelović from the XY Spectrum organization. Jelena Tasić moderated the lecture.


The Center for the Study of Bioethics, in partnership with the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University, organizes a series of lectures titled “Moral and legal rights of non-human animals”.
 

The first lecture in the series was titled “Building blocks of morality: altruism, empathy and cooperation”. It was held at Faculty of Philosophy on 31 October 2017. The lecturer was Igor Živanović , PhD, Research Assistant at the Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University. 

 


Conference website http://www.csb.eu.com/conference/ 

On 20-21 August of 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics, the Division of Medical Ethics in NYU School of Medicine´s Department of Population Health and The Hastings Center jointly organized the international conference “Genome editing: biomedical and ethical perspectives”. The lecturers were the world’s leading experts in bioethics. The keynote speech was delivered by Professor Arthur Caplan. Professor Vojin Rakić, Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, opened the conference.  Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, welcomed the participants, noting that she is proud that the Center for the Study of Bioethics hosts events that gather the world’s leading experts and scientists.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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The conference titled ''Emerging Technologies in Healthcare'' was organized by the Center for the Study of Bioethics in partnership with the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH). There were over 100 attendees, mostly philosophers, physicians and lawyers. The opening speech was held by Professor Vojin Rakić, Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, and Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare. Their speeches were followed by a keynote lecture of Professor Nicholas Agar, University of Wellington. The conference panels were held from 16th to 19th  August 2017, simultaneously in seven different halls.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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The conference participants also had a chance to take a tour through Belgrade and get acquainted with the city’s landmarks and culture.



Gene Therapy in the New Era of Genome Editing: CRISPR/Cas9 Technology
 

On 29 June 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Gene Therapy in the New Era of Genome Editing: CRISPR/Cas9 Technology ". The lecturer was Sonja Pavlović, PhD (Laboratory for Molecular Biomedicine of the Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade University). Stefan Mićić moderated the lecture.


Molecular Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice

On 22 June 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Molecular Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice". The lecturer was Maja Stojiljković, PhD (Laboratory for Molecular Biomedicine of the Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade University). Nebojša Lukić moderated the lecture.


Mandatory or Recommended Immunization: Legal Aspects of Immunization of Children in the Republic of Serbia

On 15 June 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Mandatory or Recommended Immunization: Legal Aspects of Immunization of Children in the Republic of Serbia". The lecturers were Assistant Professor Jelena Simić and Associate Professor Jelena Jerinić  (Faculty of Law, Union University in Belgrade). Aleksandra Vučkoivć moderated the lecture.


Recent developments in GMO jurisprudence in European Union law

On 8 June 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Recent developments in GMO jurisprudence in European Union law". The lecturer was Professor Valentina Ranaldi (University of Rome). Ursela Barteczko moderated the lecture.


Uterus Transplantation or Surrogacy: Medical and Ethical Aspects
 

On 1 June 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Uterus Transplantation or Surrogacy: Medical and Ethical Aspects". The lecturer was Professor Amira Fazlagić. Aleksandar Mraović moderated the lecture.


Transgender: Fundamentals, Treatment and Bioethical Aspects
 

On 18 May 2017 the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, the lecture "Transgender: Fundamentals, Treatment and Bioethical Aspects". The lecturer was Professor Miroslav Đorđević (School of Medicine, Belgrade University). Vladimir Terzić moderated the lecture.




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Multimedia Exhibition – Bioethics seen through art

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On 20-26 February 2017, the Center for the Study of Bioethics organized in Belgrade the exhibition "Bioethics seen through art " at the Kolarac Foundation's Gallery. The exhibition was part of a CSB project that aims at awareness raising about bioethical issues among the public and at highlighting ethical issues that appear as a consequence of rapid scientific and technological developments. The themes that were addressed by young artists were: transhumanism, nature and the human (human influence on nature and the nature's answer) and artificial intelligence.

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CSB/Hastings conference held in Belgrade

The international conference "Enhancing Understanding of Enhancement", organized by the Center for the Study of Bioethics in collaboration with The Hastings Center, took place in Belgrade on October 27-28.2015. Among the participants, who came from 24 countries representing all five continents, were some of the most prominent contemporary bioethicists: John Harris (keynote speaker), Erik Parens (keynote speaker), Anders Sandberg, Michael Hauskeller, Robert Sparrow, Maartje Schermer, Ineke Bolt and many others.

At the event's opening ceremony, the participants were first greeted by Vojin Rakić, Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences. Afterwards the participants were addressed by  Mildred Solomon, President of The Hastings Center, and Srđan Verbić, Minister of Science, Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. The final speaker to address the audience at the opening ceremony was Aleksandar Damjanović, Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics and Director of the Institute for Psychiatry, University of Belgrade.

The conference lasted for two days, with simultaneous presentation panels taking place in two halls.

All of the most prominent Serbian media have reported on this significant scientific event, which has also received outstanding public attention in other countries.

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International conference "Enhancement: Cognitive, Moral and Mood"

Between 14 and 16 May 2013 the international conference "Enhancement: Cognitive, Moral and Mood" was held in Belgrade. The event was organized by Vojin Rakić (Center for the Study of Bioethics) and Julian Savulescu (Oxford Centre for Neuroethics). The Center for the Development of Liberalism (CDL) co-organized the event.

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Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in SerbiA

The Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia has been established with the aim to bring together leading local and international experts in the fields of philosophy, medicine, biology, sociology - all of whom are envisioned to contribute to the development of bioethics education and research in Serbia.

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