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Press Release 08/2016 Ethics Council discusses ways out of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance leads to an estimated 25,000 fatalities per year in Europe and is currently increasing rapidly worldwide. Experts warn that even simple microbial infections could once again become acute threats for individuals and the population at large. The German Ethics Council discussed the ethical and societal challenges arising from this for patients and doctors on 23 November 2016 in Berlin during a public event in the "Forum Bioethics" series.

Press Release 04/2016 Peter Dabrock elected new Chair of the German Ethics Council

The newly composed German Ethics Council met on Thursday, April 28, 2016 for its constituent meeting in Berlin and elected theologian and ethicist Peter Dabrock as its Chair. His Vice-Chairs are neuroscientist Katrin Amunts, psychologist and gerontologist Andreas Kruse, and medical ethicist Claudia Wiesemann.