Applications Οpen for 2020 SNF Bioethics Academy in Athens - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Applications Οpen for 2020 SNF Bioethics Academy in Athens
04 MARCH 2020

Advances in biology and medicine might expand the range of our scientific capabilities, but shed no light on what we should do, how those capabilities should be used.

That’s where the field of bioethics comes in.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Bioethics Academy (SNFBA), now in its second year, aims to expand awareness of bioethics in Greece. Conducted through a partnership between the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Bioethics Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and exclusively supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the Academy will include components taking place in Athens, Zurich, and Baltimore.

As part of the Academy, an intensive summer bioethics course will take place from June 25 to 27 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens. The course will be 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. Lectures and small group discussions will focus on cases that raise ethical questions related to clinical trials and human-subject research.

Applications for the summer course are now open, and will remain open until March 31, 2020 unless the 50 available slots are filled before then. Biomedical researchers, clinical researchers, biobank researchers, and those involved in ethics and deontology committees are encouraged to apply.



IMPORTANT NOTE from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Bioethics Academy

In light of the recent and rapid developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the 2nd Annual SNFBA Bioethics Summer Course.  The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has announced that it has canceled the 2020 Summer Nostos Festival and SNF Conference, and we are following their direction.

We are looking into options for possible dates in 2020 and 2021 and will update this webpage once something has been confirmed.

All applications that have been received by March 31, 2020 will be held and once a new date has been confirmed, we will re-connect with all applicants regarding their interest in activating their application.