Dublin -- Study group on bioethics

The Bioethics Study Group (BSG) was begun in Dublin in the summer of 2002. Made up of doctors and academicians in disciplines related to bioethics, it is under the guidance of a six person executive committee.

Since 2002, the BSG has organized a yearly conference. In 2005, a conference entitled “Humanitarian Medicine” took place at Trinity College, Dublin. Participants in other cities were able to follow the event by video-conference. The program included a first session with three talks and, in the afternoon, a round table discussion of the topics dealt with in the morning.

Regular participants at the BSG conferences include the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the President of the Medical Council. A website, www.bsggroup.org, has been set up to announce conferences in advance and facilitate registration.

Romana, n. 41, July-December 2005, p. 323.

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