Trilateral Meeting of the Ethics Councils of Germany, France and the UK on 13 November 2019 in Berlin

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leibniz-Saal, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin

Die Vorsitzenden der Ethikräte Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Großbritanniens am 13. November 2019 in Berlin, Deutscher Ethikrat, Fotograf: Reiner Zensen

Introduction

The German Ethics Council has invited the councils of France (Comité Consultatif National d'Éthique) and the UK (Nuffield Council on Bioethics) to a Trilateral Meeting taking place on 13 November 2019 in Berlin.

During the meeting, the Councils presented their current work programmes and discussed new developments in the field of bioethics as well as possibilities of cooperation on a European level.

Main focus of the meeting were the topics "Robotics and Nursing", "Animal Ethics", "Access to Innovative Therapies" and "Germline Interventions".

Programme

Welcome
Peter Dabrock · Chair of the German Ethics Council
Jean-François Delfraissy · President of the Comité Consultatif National d'Éthique 
David Archard · Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Robotics and nursing
Andreas Kruse · German Ethics Council
Claude Kirchner · Comité Consultatif National d'Éthique 
David Archard · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Discussion

Animal ethics
Reinhard Merkel · German Ethics Council
Hugh Whittall · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Discussion

Access to innovative therapies
Sophie Cozier · Comité Consultatif National d'Éthique 
Catherine Joynson · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen ​​​​​​· German Ethics Council
Discussion

Germline intervention
Alena Buyx ​​​​​​· German Ethics Council
Michel Van Praët · Comité Consultatif National d'Éthique 
David Archard · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Discussion

Closing remarks
Peter Dabrock · Chair of the German Ethics Council