Death and Dying: Medical, Cultural and Environmental Perspectives

(Kraków, September 25-26, 2020)

Welcome to all attendees of the conference “Death and Dying: Medical, Cultural and Environmental Perspectives”, 25th-26th of September 2020. Have a great event!

The conference is organized by the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics, Institute of Health Sciences and Pain and Palliative Care Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College under the auspices of Vice Rector for Medical College, prof. dr hab. Tomasz Grodzicki, Deans of the Faculty of Health Sciences: dr. hab. Piotr Pierzchalski, prof. UJ, prof. dr hab. Tomasz Brzostek (Dean in 2012-2020) and Radio Kraków.

Welcome at our site dedicated to the conference:

The conference begins at 10.15 CET Friday (25th of September 2020) with the Opening Session via Zoom (live streaming). All Keynote lectures will be held via Zoom (live streaming). Six parallel sessions will be held via pre-recorded videos available on Youtube for logged-in users only, from 25th of September 2020 until 30th of October 2020.

Please, complete the registration process to join the conference as a Speaker or a Participant from our website

From our website you will find all the links to the Conference Programme with timetable, abstracts, all the Speakers videos and Zoom keynote papers going forwards.

Please, do not hesitate to get involved. All the speakers are looking for feedback, questions, and discussions on their topics. Every contribution is valuable – just please be kind and responsible.

We hope you have a great conference – and if you have any questions or  if you need any further information, please feel free to contact us:

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Important information: conference will be held fully online! There is no conference fee. However participants need to complete the registration process.

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Keynote Speakers:

Bert Gordijn (Dublin City University)

Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox (University of Copenhagen)

Anna Kubiak (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Daniel Sperling (University of Haifa)

Conferences organized or co-organized by Department of Philosophy and Bioethics:

Ethical Challenges of Research Conducted in Disaster Settings, Krakow 8-9.02.2016, Joint workshop organized by the Disaster Bioethics COST Action IS1201 and The Faculty of Health Science, Jagiellonian University Medical College. Więcej informacji

Problematyka umierania i śmierci w perspektywie medyczno-kulturowej [Problems of death and dying in a medical and cultural perspective], 20-21.XI. 2015, miejsce konferencji: Collegium Nowodworskiego, ul. św. Anny 12, Kraków

Konferencja naukowa zorganizowana pod patronatem Rektora Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego prof. dr hab. med. Wojciecha Nowaka, Krakowskiego Hospicjum dla Dzieci im. ks. Józefa Tischnera, Stowarzyszenia Wspierania Onkologii UNICORN, Radia Kraków we współpracy z Kliniką Leczenia Bólu i Opieki Paliatywnej UJCM oraz z Polskim Towarzystwem Badania Bólu

Etyczne problemy zarządzania w ochronie zdrowia [Healthcare management. Ethical issues] Krakow, 5-6 October 2012. Conference organized with co-operation with Wolters Kluwer Poland.

Etyczne aspekty decyzji medycznych [Healthcare decisionmaking. Ethical issues], Kraków, 8-9 October 2010. Conference organized with cooperation with Wolters Kluwer Poland. Conference website. A book with selected conference articles was published in 2011: J. Hartman, M. Waligóra (eds.), Etyczne aspekty decyzji medycznych, Warsaw 2011.

Bioetyka w zawodzie lekarza [Bioethics for medical professions], Krakow, 3-4 October 2008. Conference organized with cooperation with Wolters Kluwer Poland A book with selected conference articles was published in 2010: J. Hartman, W. Chańska (eds.), Bioetyka w zawodzie lekarza, Warsaw 2010.

2nd World Congress of Philosophy of Medicine Humane Health Care, Krakow, 23-26. August 2000. Conference organized by by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH), Central and East European Association of Bioethics with the cooperation of the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics.

Man – Medicine – Philosophy. Tradition and Prospects, Krakow 9-11 May 1996.

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