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Press Release 01/2017 Ethics Council hears experts concerning coercion in psychiatry

22.02.2017
On Thursday, 23 February 2017, the German Ethics Council is conducting a public hearing of experts in Berlin on the topic of coercion in psychiatry. Interested parties can also follow the hearing through live audio streaming and comment online.

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

24.11.2016
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

28.04.2016
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.