conference, symposium

11th Lošinj Days of Bioethics

time: 13.05.2012. - 16.05.2012.
place: Mali Lošinj, Croatia
11th Lošinj Days of Bioethics takes place from 13–16 May in Mali Lošinj, Croatia offering within its programme a symposium, workshop and round table.

Integrative Bioethics and New Epoch
May 14–15, 2012

Student Bioethics Workshop Bioethics and Psyche
May 14–15, 2012

Round Table Bioethics and Chemistry
May 16, 2012

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'Bioethics is much more than a new scientific or academic discipline, it has become a “sign of the age”, a special sign that marks the turn of epochs of the world history. Even more, it has become the protagonist of processes of coming to an end of the Modern Age as the age of scientific-technical civilisation, and dawning of the new epoch. However, in order for it to become the sign and protagonist of the emergence of the new epoch, bioethics itself had to go through intensive developmental transformation from the stage of “new medical ethics” to the stage of “integrative bioethics” as the orientational science in which a new paradigm of knowledge will be articulated. Epochs are not founded on great events, but on ideas and types of knowledge.

This is the civilisational framework through which we should assess the historical importance and spiritual contribution of the scientific, as well as cultural event the Lošinj Days of Bioethics in the first decade of its existence. It was precisely in this decade that two complementary conceptual processes have been developing and intertwining, processes which were of the outmost importance for the spiritual foundation of the new epoch:
● forming of the concept of integrative bioethics;
● programmatic formulation (“Europeanisation of bioethics”) and the actual establishment of the European bioethics.'

Prof. Ante Čović, Ph.D. President of the Organisation Committee of the Lošinj Days of Bioethics

(D.H., 11.05.2012)