5th ELPAT Congress: Developing Dialogue - Pioneering Practice
Dedicated to the ethical, legal, and psychosocial aspects of transplantation and donation
Opening Keynote Speaker: Professor James Childress, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
We are delighted that Professor James Childress, philosopher and theologian at the University of Virginia, has confirmed that he will give the first keynote lecture to open the conference on Friday evening. Together with Tom Beauchamp, he wrote the seminal work ‘Principles of Biomedical Ethics’ (1979). Since then he has become a leading thinker in the world of transplant ethics. He has, amongst many things, served on the Board of Directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Professor Childress will give a presentation on ‘Current and Emerging Challenges in Transplantation Ethics’.
Closing Keynote Speaker: Professor Annelien Bredenoord, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
We are proud to announce that the final keynote lecture will be given by Prof Annelien L. Bredenoord PhD. She is professor of Ethics of Biomedical Innovation at the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands as well as member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament, on behalf of the political party Democrats 66 (D66). Her political portfolios are health care, ethics, privacy & data protection, and family law. Her research group seeks to identify, evaluate and promote policies and practices that ensure that biomedical innovation develops in an ethically and socially responsible matter. Recent advances in biological and medical research, such as regenerative medicine and stem cell research, next generation DNA sequencing, genome editing, reproductive technologies, biobanking and Big Data, continuously raise ethical and societal challenges: how to translate biomedical innovations from basic research into clinical care and society in an ethically sound way? Professor Bredenoord is member of several international committees among which the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
The title of her keynote is ‘The ethics of organoid transplantation: how should one launch a first in human trial?’
Follow Prof Bredenoord on twitter: @albredenoord.
PLENARY SESSIONS TOPICS
1. International kidney exchange: opportunity or exploitation?
2. Why opt-out? Justification and impact
3. Challenges and opportunities in vascularized composite allotransplantation
4. Living donor organ banking: a worthwhile investment?