Nordic Bioethics conference in Copenhagen

The Nordic Committee on Bioethics recently organised the conference "Bioethics of clinical innovation and unproven methods" in collaboration with Centre for Legal Studies in Welfare and Market at the University of Copenhagen. How are clinical innovations and unproven methods developed and introduced in western Nordic health-care systems? What is the legal and regulatory environment concerning unproven methods in medicine? What ethical principles should guide work on emerging treatments and experimentation in hospitals? These three questions were addressed in separate sessions in a day of fruitful discussions.
Nordic Bioethics conference in Copenhagen

Among the keynote speakers were Professor Jonathan Kimmelman, Director of Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University, Professor Mette Hartlev from the University of Copenhagen, Dr. Jonathan Ives from the University of Bristol, Anne Sofie Boldsen who spoke from a patient perspective, and Professor Ingemar Engström from Örebro University and the Nordic Committee on Bioethics. 

Read more and watch each of the talks on the NCBio YouTube Channel. 

About the Nordic Committee on Bioethics

It was founded in 1989 to promote Nordic cooperation and exchange of information in the area of bioethics between scientists, parliamentarians, opinion leaders and public officials. The Nordic Committee on Bioethics has been administered under the auspices of NordForsk since 2014.

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

Photo of Jonathan Kimmelman: Tor Martin Nilsen

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