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Brocher Foundation Call for prposals for symposia 2010

Organize a one day and a half pluridisciplinary symposium on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies at the Brocher Center in Geneva in 2010 (in the middle of a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva)

Have the opportunity to invite experts from numerous International Organizations based in in Geneva (WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR,...)

23 March 2009 - 8 May 2009
Switzerland

• Take advantage of a unique located Conference Room in the middle of a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva

• Have the opportunity to invite experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva (WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, …)

The call for proposals

The Brocher Foundation is inviting junior and senior researchers to submit a one day and a half pluridisciplinary symposia project on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies.

It offers to host the event in the fully equipped Brocher Centre Conference room that can host up to 60 participants in Hermance, 15 kilometers far from Geneva, Switzerland.

The Brocher Foundation offers also to cover the costs of all the meals and transfers in Geneva and to cover partially or fully the accommodation and travel costs of the speakers depending on their number. Both catering and accommodation will be organized directly in Geneva by the Brocher Foundation in accordance with its high standards. The Brocher Foundation will also consider the possibility of supporting a publication issued from the symposium.

Topics for the year 2010

- ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Issues) of genetics, including political and economic aspects.
- ELSI of biotechnologies
- ELSI of biomedical engineering
- ELSI of nanomedicine
- ELSI of biosecurity
- Health law
- Health care economics and public policies
- Media and genetics
- Media and bioethics
- Philosophical aspects of biotechnologies or health care
- Bioart

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form available at http://www.brocher.ch and send it

by e-mail to scientificprog@brocher.ch
and
by post to
Fondation Brocher
471 Rte d’Hermance
CP 70
CH - 1248 Hermance
Switzerland

The deadline for submission is the 8th May 2009.