International Conference on Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Moral Responsibility in ART

Venue: Het Pand

Location: 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2007
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The conference has two parts: the first addresses ethical aspects of human embryonic stem cell and cloning research. This fast developing and controversial technology continuously generates new ethical issues that one tries to solve by new technological inventions, which in turn raise new controversies. The second part contains presentations on the moral responsibility of all parties involved in medically assisted reproduction: the patient (for their life style and their future offspring), the physician (for the patient, the child and society), and society (by introducing legislation and providing public funding).

The conference intends to inform about new developments in the field of human stem cell and cloning research, as well as the ethical issues they raise. It also intends to stimulate discussion on the moral responsibility of the different parties in assisted reproductive technology and to make them aware of the others’ perspective and position in its application.

Target audience
On the one hand, philosophers and ethicists interested in stem cells and medically assisted reproduction. On the other hand, physicians and healthcare workers with a general interest in ethics as applied in the domain of infertility treatment.


Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Ghent