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International Retreat on Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine

Datum & Uhrzeit

Dauer6 Tage


Stadt04103 Leipzig, Deutschland


NameDr. Susanne Müller, Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM) Leipzig
Telefon+49 341 97-39635

International Retreat
Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine pertaining to the Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

The Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM) of the Leipzig University, Germany is organizing the International Retreat on "Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine pertaining to the Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells" in Leipzig, October 15th - 20th, 2015.

The retreat investigates whether the commercial and/or industrial use of human embryonic stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine can be approved by pharmaceutical authorities of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The retreat will focus on ethical, legal, and social/socioeconomic questions of such therapies by an interdisciplinary approach.

Young scientists with an university degree/PhD in (Bio)Ethics, Philosophy, Theology, Applied Social Sciences or Law with a focus on life sciences and/or medicinal topics as well as physicians and life scientists based in Germany, the United Kingdom, or Canada are invited to send their application to attend the retreat.

The retreat is limited to 15 invited participants. Admission is free; travel expenses as well as accommodation will be covered by the organizers. The participants are invited to discuss the topics of the retreat with international renowned professionals.

Program start: October 15, 2015 (9 am)
Program end: October 20, 2015(3 pm)

To apply it is necessary to send a scientific abstract (500 words maximum, English), a short academic biography and a publication list by e-mail to education@trm.uni-leipzig.de latest by April 30, 2015, (midnight, German time). The scientific abstract has to focus on the topic of the retreat under the view of the scientific discipline of the applicant. The abstract will be the criterion for the evaluation process and is supposed to be basis for the manuscript which has to be presented during the retreat and which will be published consecutively.

Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM), Leipzig University
Philipp-Rosenthal-Strasse 55, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

The International Retreat on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) in Life Sciences is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The retreat will be held in English.