Frontiers Ethical Challenges - Medical Ethical Challenges in Europe: Lessons to be Learned from One Another

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - Europe House


09.15 Reception and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introduction - Andrej Michalsen

10.10 Medical ethical challenges I: Working in one boundless Europe?
Chair: Noortje Swart and Willem Wansink

•Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, the Dutch experience since 1984 - Gerbert van Loenen
•The hidden differences - a German-European perspective - Andrej Michalsen
•Expensive drugs in Europe: is the sky the limit? - Marcel Levi
•The right to die - Physicians as accomplices? - Erwin Kompanje
•General discussion with audience

11.20 Break

11.45 Changes in economics, changes in care? Where ethics and finance cross - Didier Dreyfuss

12.05 Medical ethical challenges II: Lessons to be learned from different countries
Chair and discussion leader: Gerbert van Loenen

•Brian Marsh, Ireland
•Didier Dreyfuss, France
•Andrej Michalsen, Germany
•Jozef Kesecioglu, Netherlands
•Erwin Kompanje, Netherlands

13.00 Lunch break and networking

14.00 Keynote lecture: Drawing challenging lessons from different EU countries - Vytenis Andriukaitis (with reservation)

14.20 Medical ethical challenges III: End-of-Life care
Chair: Andrej Michalsen and Beatriz Dominguez-Gil

•End of life decisions in Europe: the role of language - Armand Girbes
•The treatment of patients at the end of their life - differences throughout Europe? - Jozef Kesecioglu
•End of life care - when does it start? - Andrej Michalsen

15.05 Medical ethical challenges IV: Organ donation: do we make the right choices?
Discussion leader: Armand Girbes

•Technical introduction - Armand Girbes
•Organ donation in Europe - Beatriz Dominguez-Gil
•Discussion with panel: Jozef Kesecioglu, Andrej Michalsen, Brian Marsh, Didier Dreyfuss, Beatriz Dominguez-Gil

16.00 Final words - Armand Girbes and Andrej Michalsen

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