News archive - [Event Announcement & Call for Abstracts] International Conference “Bioethics in the Era of Genomics and Personalized Medicine" - Deadline: 15 August 2016

This Conference will take place on 28 October 2016 and is organized by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and International University of Sarajevo as a part of activities celebrating World Bioethics Day and the adoption of Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights by UNESCO on October 19, 2005.

Recent developments in the natural sciences and technology have greatly facilitated better living conditions and offered novel diagnostic and therapeutic options to people worldwide.  However, the current ethical and regulatory frameworks are often found not to be synchronized with these revolutionary events, particularly in the area of genomics and personalized medicine.

This Conference in Sarajevo would offer a great opportunity for physicians, geneticists, pharmacists, biotechnologists, philosophers, and other professionals in the area of bioethics, law and the legal system to exchange their ideas regarding the current practices and challenges in the modern genomics era, such as:

  • Analysis of the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics in the modern society
  • Collaboration between private and public sector
  • Capacity development through the team work of the experts in genomics, social sciences, and bioethics with public institutions and start-up companies
  • Training and networking of young researchers

The plenary speakers already confirmed are:

  • Heidi Howard, Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Bogi Eliasen, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Vojin Rakić, Head, European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; Chair, Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education; University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Kasim Bajrović, Institute for Genetic Bioengineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The target participants of the Conference are the international experts, academicians, researchers, students, government representatives, representatives of the private companies, physicians, geneticists, biologists, pharmacists, law experts, philosophers, and other professionals interested in this dynamic field of bioethics.

The deadline for reduced registration fee is August 31st 2016.

If you wish to take a part in the scientific program, please submit your poster abstract to

Please, state your interest if you would like to present your abstract orally. Scientific committee will select limited number of abstracts for the mini-lectures session. The authors whose abstracts are selected for the oral presentation will be contacted by the organizers.

Deadline for the abstract submission is August 15, 2016.

Source: IUS

Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Medical and Health Sciences

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on August 3, 2016
Modified on August 3, 2016