Chronicle of events

Past events:

2017

  • On the 16th – 17th of October Natalija Fiodorova, prof. Eugenijus Gefenas, dr. Asta Čekanavičiūtė, Vilma Lukaševičienė and Jūratė Lekstutienė presented the paper “Interaction between research ethics and research integrity: overview and analysis of situation in Lithuania and Finland” at the international scientific conference “Shaping Ethics in Academia and Society: Practices in the Baltic Sea Region” at Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Click here for abstract and programme.
  • On the 6th of October prof. Eugenijus Gefenas and Natalija Fiodorova attendend a workshop “Ethics of Obesity Prevention:  Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe” in Tubingen (Germany) and presented a paper “Lithuanian perspective on ethical challenges of obesity prevention”. Download programme here.
  • On the 21st-22nd of September dr. Aistis Žalnora participated in the scientific conference “Czystość i brud. Higiena między wielkimi wojnami (1918 – 1939)” (Cleanliness and dirt. Hygiene between world wars (1918 – 1939)) in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and presented the paper “Rozwój nauk o odżywianiu w Wilnie w latach 1922 – 1939″. Click here for a programme.
  • On the 14th of September Natalija Fiodorova participated in the scientific-practical conference “Organ Donation: Duty or Gift?” at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
  • On the 24th – 26th of May the Department of Medical History and Ethics together with the Clarkson University (USA) organised Study Visit of alumnus of the Advanced Certificate Program: Research Ethics in Eastern and Central Europe in Vilnius. Programme can be found here.
  • On the 28th of April – the 1st of June dr. Aistis Žalnora under Erasmus Mundus Medea staff mobility for teaching gave lecture series on history of medicine in Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University (Armenia).
  • On the 26th of April Aistis Žalnora gave a lecture “Mental hygiene and eugenics ideas in the interwar Lithuania” at the Faculty of History of Vilnius University . This lecture was a part of lecture series “Colloquia Historica: Disabled people, Society and Medicine in Lithuania (18–20 c.)”.
  • On the 12th of April dr. Aistis Žalnora attended the conference “The vision of the future: a healthy environment for children” and presented a paper “School Environment and Child Health in Vilnius Hygienist Works in 1922 – 1939″.
  • On the 3rd of February – the 19th of March dr. Aistis Žalnora participated in the exhibition Citynature: Vilnius and Beyond” (National Gallery of Art). The exhibition was a showcase for art and scientific research which reflected the city not solely as a man-made creation, but rather as an ecosystem where human activity is in a constant interplay with processes of both an animate and inanimate nature. Click here for an review.

2016

  • Prof. dr. Eugenijus Gefenas participated in The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) Working Group which on the 26th of November revised and accepted International Ethical Guidelines for Health-Related Research Involving Humans. Guidelines can be found here.
  • On the 24th of November Dr. Aistis Žalnora attended the International Meeting of “The 5th readings of  A. Sniadecki (1768-1838)”.
  • On the 8th – 9th of October Dr. Aistis Žalnora attended the International Scientific Conference of “The history of medicine in medical journals and more …” in Opinogura (Poland) and presented a paper “The activity of the Department of Medical History of Medical Faculty of Vilnius University in years of 1922-1939″. Download program here
  • On the 31th of August Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended the public session of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the USA) in Philadelphia and presented the paper. Download programme here.
  • On the 7th – 14th of August the proseminar of „Advanced Certificate Program: E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe“ was held by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • On the 10th of August Public Seminar “Why Regulations Fail?” by Prof. Søren Holm, Manchester University took place in K. Donelaitis Hall, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University.
  • On the 14th – 19th of June dr. Aistis Žalnora attended The 3rd International Conference “Evolutionary Medicine: Pre-existing mechanisms and patterns of current health issues” and presented the paper: “Mental hygiene movement as the (r)evolutionary public health trend in interwar Kaunas and Vilnius in a years of 1919 – 1939”. Download programme here.
  • On the 6th – 7th of June prof. dr. Eugenijus Gefenas, dr. Aistis Žalnora and Jūratė Lekstutienė attended Nordic-Baltic Network for Philosophy of Medicine “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” in Vilnius University and presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • On the 31th of March – 1th of April dr. Aistis Žalnora attended the conference for Lithuanian history of science and philosophy of science „SCIENTIA ET HISTORIA – 2016“ and presented the paper. Download programme here.
  • On the 8th – 9th of February Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended the COST action Disaster bioethics Workshop: Ethical Challenges of Research Conducted in Disaster Settings in Krakow.
  • On the 1th – 5th of February The Department of Medical History and Ethics together with Clarkson University organised Study Visit of the alumnus of the Advanced Certificate Program: Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe in Vilnius. Download program here.

2015

  • On the 28th of November Dr. Aistis Žalnora attended the International Meeting of „A. Sniadecki’s readings“ in Belarus and presented a paper: „Paediatric Problems in A. Sniadecki’s work“.
  • On the 1th – 2th of October Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas, Vilius Dranseika and Neringa Dambrauskaite attended the COST action „Disaster bioethics“ conference „Conceiving Disasters and Pandemics: Causes and Prevention“ in Thessaloniki. Download programme here.
  • On the 1th – 2 th of October Assoc. Prof. dr. Vitalija Miežutavičiūtė and dr. Aistis Žalnora attended XXVII International Baltic Conference on the History of Science and presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • On the 24th – 26th of September Irma Kušeliauskaitė attended the 12th Workshop of EAMHMS „Nondestructive DNA techniques in historical materials” in Wroclaw.
  • On the 18th – 20th of September assoc. prof. dr. Vitalija Miežutavičiūtė and dr. Aistis Žalnora attended International Conference on the History of Medicine in Vilnius.
  • On the 4th of September Prof. dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended International Conference „Genetics in Psychiatry“ in Vilnius and presented the paper „Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Genetics”. Download programme here.
  • On the 19th – 22th of August Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas and Vilius Dranseika attended 29th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE „MEDICALISATION“ in Ghent, Belgium and presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • On the 9th – 16th of August the proseminar of „Advanced Certificate Program: E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe“ was held by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • On the 5th – 11th of July Irma Kušeliauskaitė attended Baltic Museology School “Museum ethics within the creative economy of the 21st century” in Šiauliai. Download programme here.
  • On the 22th of May Aistis Žalnora defended The Doctoral Dissertation “Development of Public Health in Vilnius Stephen Bathory University and a Public Health State in Vilnius Province in a Year 1919- 1939“ and received doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, Public Health.
  • On the 27th – 28th of April Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas and Vilius Dranseika attended the COST action „Disaster bioethics“ conference „Ethics and Death, Dying and the Deceased in Disasters“ in Split. Download programme here.
  • On the 26th – 27th of March the conference for Lithuanian history of science and philosophy of science „SCIENTIA ET HISTORIA – 2015“ took place in the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. Aistis Žalnora attended the conference and presented the paper.
  • On the 25th – 27th of February Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended 2nd European TA Conference: The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment in Berlin and presented the paper „Advanced Genomics in Health Care? – Using TA to Design a Step-by-step Approach in EU Member States”. Download programme here.

2014

  • On the 9th – 10th of October Dr. Asta Čekanauskaitė and Neringa Dambrauskaitė attended the COST action „Disaster bioethics“ conference „Bioethical Decision-making in Disasters“ in Porto. Download programme here.
  • On the 17th – 24th of August the proseminar of „Advanced Certificate Program: E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe“ was held by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • On the 10th – 11th of July Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended the conference „Person & Dementia“ in Düsseldorf and presented the paper „Protection in the Context of Dementia”. Download programme here.
  • On the 23th – 27th of June Neringa Dambrauskaitė attended the Training School organized by the COST Action IS1201 „Disaster Bioethics“ in Dubrovnik. Click here for more information.
  • On the 27th – 30th of May The International Conference „Evolutionary medicine: perspectives in understanding health and disease“ took place in Vilnius. Aistis Žalnora attended the conference and presented the paper „The development of public health: how the war against bacteria became the war against the weak“.
  • On the 24th – 25th of April Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas and Vilius Dranseika attended the COST action „Disaster bioethics“ conference „Inclusion or Exclusion: Responding Ethically to Disaster Refugees“ in Malta. Download programme here.
  • On the 23th – 27th of April Aistis Žalnora attented Munich Spring School „Science, Environment, Infrastructure, and Technology“ History of Science in Central and Eastern Europe. Click here for more information.
  • On the 27th – 28th of March the conference for Lithuanian history of science and philosophy of science „SCIENTIA ET HISTORIA – 2014“ took place in the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vitalija Miežutavičiūtė, Irma Kušeliauskaitė and Aistis Žalnora attended the conference and presented the papers.
  • In January the article „The beginning of teaching hygiene in Vilnius university“ co-authored by assoc. prof. Vitalija Miežutavičiūtė and assoc. prof. Rimantas Stukas, MD, PhD, was published in the „Medicinos teorija ir praktika“ journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 17th of January Irma Kušeliauskaitė and Aistis Žalnora attended the official meeting of Polish association of museum in Białystok. Download programme here.

2013

  • On the 19th – 21th of November Asta Čekanauskaitė attented the 9th World Conference Bioethics, Medical ethics & Health law in Naples and presented the paper: „Do the patients participating in clinical trials understand information about clinical trials?“. Download programme here.
  • On the 15th – 17th of October Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas, Vilius Dranseika and Neringa Dambrauskaitė attended the COST action „Disaster bioethics“ conference „Veterans’ voices: learning from the experience of disaster relief teams and home-front coping in Israel“ in Tel Aviv. Download programme here.
  • On the 12th – 13th of September Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas attended the Symposium „Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014” in Geneva and presented the paper „Agreements and Disagreements about the Placebo Rule“. Download programme here.
  • On the 12th – 13th of September Aistis Žalnora attended the conference „Czystość i brud. Hygiena w starożytności“ in Poland and presented the paper „The eugenics – the evolution of race, social hygiene from ancient times to the XX century“. Download programme here.
  • On the 14th – 17th of August Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas and Vilius Dranseika attended 27th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE „Innovation in Health Care and the Life Sciences“ in Basel, Switzerland and presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • On the 4th – 6th of July Irma Kušeliauskaitė attended the 11th workshop of EAMHMS „New life of old skeletons and paper mache models” in Tartu. Click here to see the photos.
  • On the 13th – 14th of June Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas, Jūratė Šerepkaitė and Vilius Dranseika attended the conference „Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine/ Transformation of Patient Information Practices“ in Rīga Stradiņš University and presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • In June the article „The activities of department of Medical history and philopsophy in Vilnius Stephen Bathory University, Faculty of Medicine in 1922 – 1939“ co-authored by Aistis Žalnora and assoc. prof. Vitalija Miežutavičiūtė was published in the „Sveikatos mokslai“ journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 17th of May Lithuanian Bioethics Committee together with Vilnius University Medicine Faculty organized a conference „Do patients in Lithuania get enough information about clinical research?”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Gefenas and Asta Čekanauskaitė presented the papers. Download programme here.
  • On the 11th of January, 2013 Asta Čekanauskaitė defended The Doctoral Dissertation “Informedness about clinical trials of patients participating in placebo-controlled clinical trials in Lithuania“ and received doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, Public Health. Click here for more information about The Doctoral Dissertation.

2012

  • UNESCO’s Division of Ethics of Science and Technology Sector for Social and Human Sciences together with Vilnius University is organizing Ethics Teacher Training Course in Vilnius, Lithuania (12-16 November 2012). Click here for more information.
  • In August the article „Ethical problems of physicians professional autonomy in Lithuania and Europe” co-authored by R.Virbalis and E.Gefenas was published in the „Visuomenės sveikata” journal. Download the article (it is written in Lithuanian) here.
  • On the 26th-29th of June assoc.prof. E.Gefenas and V.Dranseika attended the 11th World Congress of Bioethics in Rotterdam and presented the paper ,,Research ethics committees: what is left behind the screen?“ Click here for more information.
  • In spring the article ,,Therapeutic misconception in clinical research: is it possible to overcome the misunderstanding of the difference between research and clinical practice?” co-authored by A.Čekanauskaitė and E.Gefenas was published in the ,,Visuomenės sveikata” journal. Download the article (it is written in Lithuanian) here.
  • In March the article ,,Turning residual human biological materials into research collections: playing with consent” co-authored by E.Gefenas, V.Dranseika, J.Šerepkaitė, A.Čekanauskaitė, L.Caenazzo, B.Gordijn, R. Pegoraro and E.Yuko was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Download the article here.
  • In January the article ,,Informed Consent” authored by E.Gefenas was published in: Ruth Chadwick, editor. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Second Edition, volume 2. San Diego: Academic Press; 2012. pp. 721–730.

2011

  • On the 5th-7th of October the conference ,,Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics” was organized  by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • In September the article ,,Clinical Ethics Committees and Ethics Support Infrastructure: A European Perspective” by E. Gefenas was published in the Asian Bioethics Review journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 7th-14th of August the proseminar of Advanced Certificate Program: Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe was held by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • In April  the article ,,Does the ,,new philosophy” in predictive, preventive and personalized medicine require new ethics?” co-authored by E. Gefenas, A. Cekanauskaite, E. Tuzaite, V. Dranseika and D. Characiejus was published in the EPMA journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 24th- 25th of March the conference for  Lithuanian  history of science and philosophy of science ,,SCIENTIA ET HISTORIA – 2011″  took place in the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. Doctoral students I.Paukštytė and A.Žalnora attended the conference and presented the papers: I.Paukštytė – ,,The development of ethical and legal regulations for biomedical research on  human subjects  in Lithuania”; A.Žalnora – ,,J.Talko-Hryncewicz and the department of anthropology in the Stephen Bathory University’s medical faculty, 1920″. Download the programme here.

2010

  • In December the article ,,Informuoto asmens sutikimas: ką turėtų žinoti ir ką iš tiesų žino biomedicininių tyrimų dalyviai?” co-authored by A. Čekanauskaitė and E.Gefenas was published in the ,,Visuomenės sveikata” journal.
  • On the 9th-14th of December the conference of history of science  “The evolution of science and technology in Lithuania” took place in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Doctoral students I. Paukštytė and A. Žalnora attended the conference and presented the papers: “The development of biomedical research ethics in Lithuania” and “Anthropology, Anatomy, and Histology studies at the Stephen Bathory University in Vilnius, 1919-1939″.
  • In December the article ,,Twenty Years of Human Research Ethics Committees in the Baltic States” co-authored by V. Dranseika, E. Gefenas,  A. Čekanauskaitė, K. Hug, S. Mezinska, E. Peičius, V. Silis, A. Soosaar and M. Strosberg  was published in the Developing World Bioethics journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 8th-9th of October V. Miežutavičiūtė and A. Žalnora attended the  24th  International Baltic Conference of History of Science ,,Historiae Scientiarum Baltica” in Tallinn and delivered speeches on the themes: ,,Two hundred years of the Vilnius Maternity Institute” and ,,Anthropology, Anatomy, and Histology studies at the Stephen Bathory University in Vilnius, 1919-1939”.
  • In October the article ,,Istorinė biomedicininių tyrimų su žmonėmis etikos raida” co-authored by I. Paukštytė and  E.Gefenas was published in the ,,Visuomenės sveikata” journal. Download the article here.
  • On the 19th-22th of September A. Čekanauskaitė and V. Dranseika attended  the Workshop of Northern Countries Medical Philosophy and Medical Ethics Network in Reykjavik. Download programme here.
  • On the 16th of September the workshop within the framework of  ETHICSWEB project was organized by the Department of Medical History and Ethics  in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Download programme here.
  • On the 14th-15th of September the ETHICSWEB board meeting took place  in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • On the 9th-10th of September the workshop of TISS.EU project was held by the Department of Medical History and Ethics in Vilnius, Lithuania. The papers were presented by the guests from different European countries and Lithuanian representatives: Arvydas Laurinavičius – “Pathologist’s perspective on the use of humanbiological material for research”; Eugenijus Gefenas – ,,How does ethical review of research on biological material    compare to other types of human research”;  Vilius Dranseika – ,,Frameworks for regulating human tissue research in Lithuania”; Jūratė Šerepkaitė ir Asta Čekanauskaitė – ,,Research on human post mortem samples: is consent always required?” Download programme here.
  • In August the article ,,Non – equivalent stringency of ethical review in the Baltic States: a sign of a systematic problem in Europe?” co-authored by E. Gefenas,  E. Pečius, A.Čekanauskaitė and  V. Dranseika was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Download the article here.
  • On the 28th-31th of August E. Gefenas attended the 10th International Congress of Bioethics in Singapore and presented the paper ,,Using Residual Biological Material for Research Purposes: A Strategy to Bypass Express Consent?” Download programme here.

2009

  • Advanced Certificate in Research Ethics “Third Cohort” Fellows meet in Vilnius July 12-19. More information here.

  • The Third PRIVILEGED Workshop. Vilnius June 21-24. Download programme here.

  • ETHICSWEB Workshop on Capacity Building “Setting-up and Maintaining Ethics Documentation Centres”. Vilnius June 16-17. Download programme here.
  • International Workshop “Ethics Documentation Centres and Mass Media: Fostering Public Debate”, supported by the UNESCO Moscow Office. Vilnius June 15-16. Download programme here.

2007

2006

  • 22nd Baltic Conference on the History of Science. Vilnius October 5-7. Download schedule here.

2005

  • International Conference: Developments of Bioethics in Europe and Lithuania. Vilnius September 23-24. Download programme here.
  • Instructional Seminar: Introduction to Bioethics. Vilnius July 1-10. Download programme here.

2004

  • Workshop: Patients’ Rights and Development of Health Care Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe. Vilnius August 21-23. Download programme here.
  • Regional Seminar: Training ir Research Ethics. Vilnius May 24-25. Download programme here.
  • Teaching Course: Introduction to Bioethics (This teaching course is the part of project: European Hospital (-based) Bioethics Program (EHBP), sponsored by European Comission). Vilnius May 11-14.

2003

2002

  • International Conference on Bioethics in Central and Eastern Europe. Vilnius November 10-12.

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