Pre-­Conference Symposium „Personalized Health Monitoring – Ethics”

Symposium organized by the European PHM Ethics Group, prior to the 11th World Congress of Bioethics.This pre-­conference symposium aims at presenting the outcomes of the European PHM Ethics project.
Between 2009 and 2012, this collaborative research project had conducted interdisciplinary research to analyse the dependencies between ethics, law and psychosocial sciences in personalized health monitoring (PHM) to provide an interdisciplinary methodology that allows to study future PHM applications concerning their consequences on individual and societal level. Core research outcomes will be presented by the principal investigators of the project. In addition, invited experts give talks on their perspectives on personal health
monitoring in general and the project outcomes in particular.


– Prof. Silke Schmidt, Department of Health and Prevention, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Ethical aspects of Personalized Health Monitoring: The PHM Ethics approach
– Prof. Otto Rienhoff, University Medicine Goettingen, The development of PHM in Medical Informatics
– Prof. Stefaan Callens, Callens Law Firm, The impact of Personal Health Monitoring on the organization of health care – a legal perspective
– Dr. Irene Maucher, Senior Expert, T-­Systems International GmbH, Germany, “Prerequisites in the Development of PHM”
– Dr. Maurizio Salvi, Head of Secretariat EGE, European Commission, Belgium, “Perspectives on PHM: The European Commission.”
– Dr. Petra Wilson, Director Public Sector Health Care, Internet Business Solutions, Cisco Systems, Belgium “There’s an App for that -­ legal and ethical issues in using mHealth Apps”
– Dr. Doris Wilke, Federal ministry of Health, Germany, “Perspectives on PHM: The German Federal Ministry of Health.”

Expert Commentators:

– Jean Herveg, Head of the Information, Law & Society Research Centre, University of Namur, Faculty of Law,CRIDS, Belgium
– Mona Jonsson , Acting Managing Director at Hälsans nya verktyg (New Tools for Health), Linköping, Sweden
– Dr. Els Kindt, lawyer and expert in biometric data and privacy at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
– Dr. Hervé Michel, Director of MADoPA (expert centre of technologies and services to enable supportive, autonomous community living among the elderly), Rosières-­près-­Troyes, France
– Prof. Bernd Stahl, Director at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at the Faculty of Technology, De Montford University, Leicester, Great Britain

Registration is free of charge but the number of places is limited. For registration and information please contact: Mr. Dieter Rhode at dieter.rhode@uni-­‐

Grand Café “Engels”
Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam

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