NBNPM

Nordic Baltic Network of Philosophy of Medicine


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News (Jun 05, 2017)

Next workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” will be held in Bergen, Norway, June 6-7, 2017. Contact person for this event: Stefán Hjörleifsson (Stefan.Hjorleifsson@igs.uib.no). | Call for papers | Program |

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Previous workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” was held at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, lunch to lunch June 6-7, 2016. Contact person for this event: Vilius Dranseika, vilius.dranseika@fsf.vu.lt. | Call for papers |

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During the Network meeting in Stockholm decision was made to rename the network. Now it is called Nordic Baltic Network of Philosophy of Medicine. New address: http://www.mies.mf.vu.lt/en/nbnpm.

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Previous annual workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” was held at Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden, lunch to lunch June 8-9 2015. The meeting was organized in cooperation with Popgen project (project meetings will be held before lunch on the 8th and after lunch on the 9th). Call for papers.

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New address: http://www.mies.mf.vu.lt/en/nnpmme.

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We want to welcome our newest member of our network – Ersta Sköndal University College!

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Previous meeting was held in Finland, June 9-10 2014. Contact person for this event was Pekka Louhiala, pekka.louhiala@helsinki.fi.

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Previous meeting was held in Riga, Latvia, June 13-14 2013. Approximately 20 persons attended the workshop. The programme of the workshop is available here.

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There is also a recently published issue of Studia Philosophica Estonica dedicated to the network, where most of the papers originate from talks held at our conference in Tartu, Estonia, June 11-12 2012. See link to the journal issue. Some history of the network together with references to earlier writings of the history of philosophy of medicine and medical ethics in the Nordic and Baltic countries is mentioned in the editorial written by Kadri Simm and Henrik Lerner.


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About the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics

The network has been financed by Nordforsk between January 1, 2009 and December 12, 2011. From 2012 the network continues.

The final report to Nordforsk about the network is available here.

The aim of this planned network is to establish the identity of philosophy of medicine in the Nordic/Baltic countries by considering both institutional and academic conditions for research and the education of researchers. We will encourage the initiation of new joint research projects and by making the subject more visible we hope to increase the number of doctoral students. our intention is that the network shall after the three year period be converted into a permanent Nordic/Baltic society for philosophy of medicine.


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Forthcoming activities

Next annual workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” will be held in Bergen, Norway, June 2017.


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Members

Linköping University, Sweden (Network centre)
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Södertörn University College, Sweden
Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Helsinki, Finland
University of Oslo, Norway
University of Iceland, Iceland
University of Tartu, Estonia
Riga Stradins University, Latvia
University of Latvia, Latvia
Vilnius University, Lithuania


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History and past activities


2008.
March. Application for grants from Nordforsk was submitted for the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics. | Application |
June. Nordforsk decided to fund the network for three years, 2009-2011. | Nordforsk webpage |
December. The home page for the network was launched on December 30.

2009.
March 4-6. Linköping, Sweden. “Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics. Opening Conference” | Programme |

2010.
June 2-4. Copenhagen Denmark. Workshop “Experimental philosophy and experimental medical philosophy” | Programme |
September 19-22. Skalholt, Iceland. A symposium and doctoral course on “Research ethics” | Main programmeSchedule and readings doctoral course |

2011.
June 9-11. Helsinki, Finland. “Course: Knowledge in medicine – Questions in medical epistemology” | Programme |
October 5-7. Vilnius, Lithuania. “Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics. Final Conference” | Schedule |

2012.
June 11-12. Tartu, Estonia. Workshop “Medical philosophy and medical ethics in the Nordic and the Baltic countries – some pressing issues” | Schedule |

2013.
June 13-14. Riga, Latvia. Workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine. Transformation of Patient Information Practices” | Programme |

2014.
June 9-10. Helsinki, Finland. Workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” | Programme |

2015.
June 8-9. Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden. Workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” | Call for papers | Program

2016.
June 6-7.
Vilnius Universtity, Vilnius, Lithuania. Workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” | Call for papers | Program

2017.
June 6-7.
University of Bergen, Norway. Workshop “Issues in Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine” | Call for papersProgram |


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Contact information

Director of the network is professor Vilhjálmur Árnason. Email

Earlier director of the network was professor Lennart Nordenfelt. Email

Responsible for the web page: Vilius Dranseika. Email


Launched December 30, 2008. Updated March 8, 2016.


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