11 April 2013, Washington DC
The Washington DC event on 11 April will focus on opportunities in health research.
Places are limited, so please register by Friday 29 March 2013
8 April 2013, Catania, Italy
The Commission launched on 18 December 2012 the ERA Chairs pilot call under FP7. This action will support projects carried out by individual research entities established in the eligible regions (Convergence and Outermost regions)to introduce measures and activities to facilitate the structural change and put in place the conditions needed to develop excellent research. This Information Day aims at providing comprehensive information on the ERA Chairs pilot call as well as on the opportunities for Convergence Regions in Horizon 2020.
The Information Day will also look at the Smart specialization strategy as a key instrument to foster synergies between research organisations and national/regional strategies for R&I. Participants will have the opportunity to take stock and exchange ideas/views on what can be done to develop excellent research in the R&I organisations of Italian Convergence regions.
18-21 March 2013, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
During the course, the relation between technology and (medical) ethics will be studied. Focus of the course are the moral problems generated by the research and development and application of new knowledge in a range of emerging fields such as tissue engineering and genomics. The implications give rise to new images of the human being and shift common understanding of health and disease.
Topics are, amongst others, research ethics, screening and testing from clinical perspective, Health Technology Assessment and storage and analysis of (genetic) data and social aspects and effects of developments in medical technology.
Lecturers include: prof. Evert van Leeuwen, Elisa Garcia Gonzales PhD, Joris Veltman PhD, Gert Jan van der Wilt PhD (invited) Ineke van der Burgt MD, PhD, Lidewij Henneman PhD, Conor Douglas PhD, Martin Boeckhout MA, MSc, Gert Jan van Ommen PhD.
The key-note lecture will be given by Tsjalling Swierstra, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. During the lectures participants will be introduced to basic philosophical and ethical concepts. There will be ample time for questions and debate. Small group discussions and group work on assignments are devoted to in-depth discussions and understanding of different cases and particular contemporary issues in the area of human genetics and medical technologies.
Participants are expressly invited to supply cases from their own work and experience for discussion during the course.
13-15 March 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
The first PACITA Conference titled „Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions” will be held in Prague (National Technical Library) on 13-15 March 2013.
The conference is open for policy makers, government representatives, researchers, PhD. Students, representatives of NGOs, media, experts dealing with the method of technology assessment and also for the general public. The conference will allow discussion at the plenary session, in parallel sessions or workshops. The workshops will be deal with the following problem areas: healthcare and medicine, energy supply, climate change and mobility in addition to the use of computer technology in all areas of society.
Call for papers is already open.
Please submit your proposal by September 9, 2012 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.