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16 – 19 August, 2017

"Emerging Technologies in Healthcare"
This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, at the University of Belgrade (Serbia).

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Call for abstracts

New technologies – general
  • Big data & data analytics
  • Internet of health things at home
  • Smart algorithms analysing wearable data
  • Robotic check-ups
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual & augmented reality
  • 3D Bioprinting
  • P4 Medicine
  • Nanomedicine
  • Neuroethics
  • Neuroimplants
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Optogenetics as a cure for blindness
  • Cognitive and moral enhancements with DCS, TMS and optogenetics
  • Fighting aging with neuroengineering
Gene editing
  • Curing once incurable diseases
  • Immunity engineering
  • Extermination of disease carrying mosquitoes for humanitarian causes
  • Social aspects of gene editing
  • Gene editing policies
  • Gene editing of healthy human embryos
  • Gene editing and mental diseases
Novel therapeutics
  • Functions of the microbiome
  • Male vs. female Viagra: moral issues
  • Early interventions in the Down syndrome
  • Genetically modified blood cells
  • Life extension of humans and/or animals
  • Synthetic biology
  • Artificial skin and bionic limbs
  • Advanced prosthetics
Genomic medicine
  • Genome sequencing
  • Metagenomics
  • Biobanks
  • Genetic data access
  • Acquisition of genetic data
  • Acquisition of genetic data vs. acquisition of bio-specimens vs. acquisition of other health data
  • Online stores providing information about health risks & web platforms with genetic data
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Moral enhancement
  • Traditional enhancements
  • Safety & efficacy of enhancement
  • Performance enhancement in sport vs. performance enhancement in academia
  • Understanding of “human being” & “human nature”
The programme of the conference will include plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference
should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) by March 1st, 2017. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. 
The deadline for registrations is June 1st, 2017.
Abstracts and registrations should be sent by email to Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the ESPMH, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland (address: bert.gordijn at




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