Students from ethics, law and life sciences as well as business, economics and philosophy will process the topic of personalized medicine in a six day program. After a brief introduction, either to ethics and law or life sciences, as well as several input talks, the participants will solve two case studies tackling the challenges of personalized medicine.
Several lectures on personalized medicine will be held during the winter school. Experts as Prof. Dr. iur. Bernhard Rütsche (University of Lucerne), Prof. Dr. Vincent Mooser (CHUV Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois), Dr. Ernesto Guarin (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.), Prof. Dr. Ernst Hafen (ETH Zurich), Prof. Dr. Konrad Basler (University of Zurich), Prof. Dr. iur. Thomas Gächter (University of Zurich) and others will teach in the program.
A detailed (preliminary) prgram can be downloaded under the following link:
The Ph.D. programs in Molecular Life Sciences and Biomedical Ethics/Law award 3 credit points for this course.
The program is held from January 20 to January 22, 2014 at University of Zurich and January 27 to January 29, 2014 at Walensee (overnight stay).
Personalized medicine and in particular personalized genomics have been broadly discussed in public media in the recent past. The terms sumarize «the future» of medicine. It describes customized solutions for individual patients. Personalized medicine techniques highly rely on new diagnostic tools (e.g. genomic data). How ever, as bright as the future seems, there are also some major challenges. Alongside technical obstacles also ethical and legal questions arise: What happens with the personal medical data and who can access them?What will be the impact on society? Who will benefit the most, big corporations, the health care sector or patients?
This challenging winter school will connect students from various fields. The program is highly interactive and will enable you to bild bridges to other fields and may be a starting point for your future professional network.
You can apply to the winter school in personalized medicine via the following online form:
Registrations will be accepted until November 25, 2013.
The Winter School in Personalized Medicine was initiated by Daniel Widrig and Fabian Jenny. The program is organized by Susanna Bachmann (MLS), Isabel Baur (BmEL), Fabian Jenny (MLS), Janine Meienberg, Nicole Michels (BmEL) and Daniel Widrig (BmEL) in collaboration with Julian Mausbach and Effy Vayena.
The winter school is funded by the Ph.D. programs in Molecular Life Sciences (UZH and ETHZ) and Biomedical Ethics/Law (UZH) as well as the Graduate Campus (UZH).
The school's website is hosted by the Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network.