Join us for a new course on the philosophy of precision/systems medicine! This course is specifically designed for biomedical researchers, physicians, and academics who are interested in exploring the ethical, social, and historical roots and implications of emerging techno-scientific medical practices, such as precision/systems medicine.
The promises and prospects of precision/systems medicine raises important ethical and societal issues for philosophical discussions. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to bring your own questions, challenges and dilemmas from your research and practice, and discuss them in broader philosophical and historical contexts. The course will introduce you to the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and its relevance to precision/systems medicine and the ongoing convergence of postgenomic biotechnology and data science.
We will explore how precision/systems medicine is affecting the understanding of disease and suffering, and thus, research and clinical practices. Additionally, we will explore ethical dilemmas of precision/systems medicine for researchers, clinicians, patients, and society at large.
This is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of precision/systems medicine and its impact on human disease and suffering, and to engage in meaningful discussions with your peers. We hope you will join us for a thought-provoking interdisciplinary course. Our aim is to stimulate discussions and reflections that can open up new ways of relating to contemporary research and clinical practices.
When: April 20 and 21 plus May 05, 2023
Tentative program: on this link
Where: Auditorium to be announced, Bergen, campus Haukeland University Hospital
Who: The course is open to PhD candidates, students in the Medical Student Research Program, postdocs and researchers. The course is limited to 15 participants. PhD candidates affiliated with Neuro-SysMed or the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) will be prioritized. The course will be open nationally and internationally.
Deadline for ECTS registration: February 1. Non-UiB students register through Søknadsweb, and UiB students register through Studentweb. Those who are not interested in the study points (ECTS), can register through this non-ECTS registration form, with longer deadline, or until fully booked.
ECTS: 2 ECTS at the University of Bergen for a fully completed course. Subject code is NEUROSYSM940.
Responsible persons: Caroline Engen, Jan Reinert Karlsen and Nina Agnethe Grytten Torkildsen
More info: at this webpage