Public Conference

Trilateral meeting of the ethics councils of France, UK and Germany on 8 November 2012 in Berlin

Hilton Hotel, Ballsaal, Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin

Tim Lewens, Mitglied des Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Deutscher Ethikrat, Fotograf: Reiner Zensen

Topic

Following a well-established tradition, the German Ethics Council has invited the ethics councils of France (Comité consultatif national d’éthique, CCNE) and the United Kingdom (Nuffield Council on Bioethics) to a trilateral meeting in Berlin on 8 November 2012.

Together with its guests from France and the United Kingdom, the German Ethics Council discusses current developments in the field of bioethics and regarding the cooperation at the European level, including the following topics:

  • Mitochondrial transfer for the treatment of hereditary disorders (Nuffield Council)
  • Latest developments in neurotechnologies (Nuffield Council)
  • Handling of data in connection with egg and sperm donation (Nuffield Council)
  • Dementia and self-determination (German Ethics Council)
  • Intersexuality (German Ethics Council)
  • Genome research and predictive medicine (CCNE)
  • Neuroimaging and neuroenhancement (CCNE).

Programme

Welcome
Wolf-Michael Catenhusen · Vice Chair of the German Ethics Council

Thomas Rachel · Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research
Transcript (in German)

Jean-Claude Ameisen · Chair of the Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Jonathan Montgomery · Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Work Programme
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Jonathan Montgomery · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Presentation

Wolf-Michael Catenhusen · German Ethics Council

Discussion

Current Topics

Mitochondrial Donation
Tim Lewens · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Presentation

Discussion

Genomics and Predictive Medicine
Patrick Gaudray · Comité consultatif national d’éthique
Presentation

Frédérique Dreifuss-Netter · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Discussion

Donor Conception: Ethical Aspects of Information Disclosure
Hugh Whittall · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Presentation

Discussion

Dementia and Self-Determination
Michael Wunder · German Ethics Council

Discussion

Intersexuality
Michael Wunder · German Ethics Council

Discussion

Neuroimaging and Neuroenhancement
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Claudine Tiercelin · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Novel Neurotechnologies
Thomas Baldwin · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Presentation

Discussion

Closing Remarks
Wolf-Michael Catenhusen · German Ethics Council