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What lessons did the pandemic teach us about ethics? SNF Bioethics Academy asks in Athens

Jun 21, 2022
Dozens of professionals from Greece in the fields of clinical research and health policy met in Athens this week for the third Stavros Niarchos Foundation Bioethics Academy (SNFBA).

They gathered to reflect on what the wrenching ethical decisions COVID-19 precipitated have taught us and consider how these lessons should inform their work going forward.

The annual SNFBA, which is free to participants, aims to expand awareness of bioethics in Greece. This year, it took the form of an intensive three-day course at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens from June 19 to 21.

Launched in 2019 with exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the SNFBA is organized through a partnership between the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Bioethics Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. The course is co-directed by Professors Jeffrey Kahn, the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Berman Institute, and Effy Vayena, Head of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at ETH Zurich, both of whom are participating in the discussions at SNF Nostos Health on June 23 and 24.