Ethics and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Allocation Across the Spectrum of Prevention, Treatment, and Research
Monday, Sept. 14
9:00-11:00am (US Eastern)
The rapidly spreading Covid-19 pandemic and its unprecedented implications on people, cultures, and economies, has changed our world dramatically, challenging governments and societies to continuously adapt and respond quickly.
The role of ethics and ethical considerations during this time are receiving great attention and many new intricate and delicate topics have been conceived and are being debated.
Although we were not able to host the 2nd SNFBA Bioethics Summer Course this past June because of these extraordinary times, we would like to stay connected with SNFBA alumni, as well as those interested in participating in our future events by offering an SNFBA Webinar.
We cordially invite you to join us on Monday, September 14, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm (GR) to unravel some of the prominent and interesting ethical dilemmas that affect us all during this very unique period. The event Zoom link will be distributed to registered attendees prior to the event.
In 2019, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (JHU) in conjunction with the Bioethics Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) launched a new initiative called the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Bioethics Academy (SNFBA). The SNFBA is exclusively supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and was created with the intent to support and enhance knowledge and awareness for bioethics in Greece.
The three main components of the SNFBA are:
- An intensive bioethics summer course offered every June at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, Greece;
- Annual in-depth workshops alternating between Zurich, Switzerland (hosted at ETH) and Baltimore, USA (hosted by JHU), beginning winter 2021. These workshops will include faculty from the Summer Course along with additional visiting faculty. Approximately 20 attendees will be invited per workshop, based on their interest in further training and education in bioethics and their aptitude for bioethics. Workshop content will be topical and developed with input from the selected participants. The program will include presentations by all participants, intensive case analysis and consultation (with at least some actual cases provided by participants), train-the-trainer exercises so that participants can return to their institutions/workplaces to help educate their peers, and additional specialized content.
- An alumni network created for summer course participants, all of whom will automatically be members. In addition to providing news, resources and information via a dedicated SNFBA website, email, and social media channels, the network will be a means for staying in touch with other SNFBA alumni in Greece and bioethics faculty at JHU and ETH. The network will host virtual discussions via webinar and convene in-person reunions and events in conjunction with the timing of the annual summer course and SNF Annual International Conference in Athens.