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THE APOCALYPSE MOTIF IN LITERARY WORKS


On 5 Ap ril 2018, the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in cooperation with the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well as with the Institute for Social Sciences, organized a lecture titled " The Apocalypse Motif in Literary Works". The lecturer was Miloš Nikolin . Dejan Pejović moderated the lecture.


PHARMACIST VIEWS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF DRUGS FOR RARE DISEASES IN SERBIA

On 29 March 2018, the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in cooperation with the Institute for Social Sciences, organized a lecture titled "Pharmacist views on the availability of drugs for rare diseases in Serbia". The lecturer was Jasmina Arsić, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Novi Sad. Sonja Radoš 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”

A lecture titled "History of a zoo​ " was held on March 27, 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade. The lecturer was Sonja Žakula​.

 
TRANSFORMING THE POSITION AND ROLE OF PHARMACISTS IN SOCIETY AND THE HEALTH SYSTEM


On 22 March 2018, the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in cooperation with the Institute for Social Sciences, organized a lecture titled "Transforming the position and role of pharmacists in society and the health system". The lecturer was Svetlana Stojkov, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Novi Sad. Andrija Šarenac moderated the lecture.

 
"PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN BODY"

On 15 March 2018, the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in cooperation with the Institute for Social Sciences, organized a lecture titled "Philosophical reflections on the human body". The lecturer was Dejan Pejović, teacher in the 12th Belgrade High School and coordinator of the CSB program of bioethics education in high schools, titled ''Bioethics in the classroom''. Jagoda Mirović moderated the lecture.


"Kossinna’s Smile": A critical review of the understanding of bio-archaeological data in a social context

On 8 March 2018, the Serbian Unit and European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in cooperation with the Institute for Social Sciences, organized a lecture titled ""Kossinna’s Smile": A critical review of the understanding of bio-archaeological data in a social context ". The lecturer was Monika Milosavljević. 



A Christian view on human remains


On 1 March 2018 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 "A Christian view on human remains". The lecturer was Radomir Marinković. Jagoda Mirović moderated the lecture.

 
CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE - NEW CHALLENGES FOR BIOETHICS

On 22 February 2018 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 "Challenges and Achievements of Regenerative Medicine - New Challenges for Bioethics". The lecturer was Associate Professor Amira Fazlagić. Jagoda Mirović 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”

A lecture titled "Animal Liberation" was held on Ferbruary 27, 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade. The lecturer was Robert Međugorac.

A lecture titled "Moral status of animals in Hellenic philosophy" was held on January 30, 2018, at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade. The lecturer  was Maja Vučković.

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. 

The second lecture in the series was titled "Abuse of animals in the entertainment industry". It was held at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade Univsresity on November 28, 2017. The lecturer was  Milja Krivokuća, psychologist, Nataša Vukmirović from the organization Link plus and Milica Rankovic from the organization Feniks.
The third lecture in the series was titled "The moral relevance of non-human animals and the duties that follow from it". It was held at Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade on December 12, 2017. The lecturer was Vlasta Sikimić.

 


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.

RECORDED PRESENTATIONS AT THE CONFERENCE

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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.

RECORDED PRESENTATIONS AT THE CONFERENCE


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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