Meeting of the 24th National Ethics Councils (NEC) Forum Iasi, Romania, 4-5 April, 2019

Meeting venue: Palace of Culture, Henry Coandă Room, Iasi

Host: Romanian Council of Ethics and College of Physicians from Iasi

        in cooperation with the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (RTD)

08.45 – 09.15              Registration and administrative support  

  • Daniela COJOCARIU, (Iasi, College of Physicians)   
  • Edyta SIKORSKA, the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, DG RTD, European Commission

09.15 – 09.40             Welcome messages

  • Mihai CHIRICA, Mayor of Iasi, Romania
  • Mitică DRĂGUȘIN, President of the Romanian Ethics Council of Scientific Research, Technology Development and Innovation
  • Ciprian-Ion Preda, State Secretary, Ministry of Research and Innovation, Vice-president of the Board of Ethics and Management University (CEMU)
  • Liviu OPREA, President of Iasi College of Physicians, Romania
  • Johannes KLUMPERS, Head of Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

09.40 – 12.30              Values, ethics and policy 

  • Chair – József MANDL, Medical Research Council, Hungary

09.40 – 10.20              Values landscapes across borders in a historical perspective: Romanian intellectuals and Europe (19th-20th century) – Alexandru Florin PLATON Faculty of History, A.I.Cuza University, Iasi, România

10.20 – 10.40              Coffee break and administrative support ,

10.40 – 11.20              Exploring unchartered ethical terrain: Value landscapes as terra incognita for research – Matthias KAISER – Director of The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) University of Bergen, Norway

11.20 – 12.00              Standard Operating procedures for Research Integrity – Niels MEJLGAARD, Aaarhus Universitet, Denmark

12.00 – 12.30             The Scientific Advice Mechanism and the interplay with Ethics,

  • Johannes KLUMPERS, Head of Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

12.30 – 13.30              Lunch break

13.30 – 16.00              Vulnerability and migration – Chair – Teodora MANEA HAUSKELLER, University of Exeter, UK

13.30 – 14.10              Research with vulnerable populations – Ron IPHOFEN, FAcSS, Independent Research Consultant

14.10 – 14.50             Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond – Andreas ÖNVER CETREZ – Member of the Ethics Committee, Uppsala University, Sweden, Coordinator of H2020 Project RESPOND

14.50 – 15.30              Vulnerability in the Romanian medical law and medical practice – Liviu OPREA – University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”

15.30 – 16.00              Discussion

16.00 – 16.20              Coffee break and administrative support  

16.20 – 18.00            From theory to practice in research ethics and integrity – Chair – Eleni RETHIMIOTAKI Hellenic National Bioethics Commission

16.20 – 17.00              The Future of Ethics Review – Will C. van den HOONAARD, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Canada

17:00 – 17:30           Principles of evidence-based medicine, research methodology and research integrity – Vedran KATAVIĆ, University of Zagreb, School of Medicine

17:30 – 18:00              Discussion

09:00 – 10.10 National and international updates – Chair – Lotta ERIKSSON, Head of the secretariat, The Swedish Council on Medical Ethics

09:00 – 09:40 Nuclear techniques and technologies – social and ethical impact, threats, vulnerabilities and risks – Mitică DRAGUSIN, President of Romanian Ethics Council

09.40 – 10.10 Council of Europe activities in Bioethics: current and prospective work – Laurence LWOFF, Head of the Bioethics Unit Council of Europe 

10.10 – 10.40 Coffee break and administrative support

10.40 – 12.30 Preparation for the Breakout sessions – Chair- Cristina GAVRILOVICI, Romanian Bioethics Committee and Isidoros KARATZAS, Head of the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, DG RTD, the European Commission
                         Session 1 – Vulnerability and Informed Consent – Rapporteur: Ron IPHOFEN
                         Session 2 – Citizens Consultation and Research Ethics Rapporteur: Gilles ADDA, National Consultative Ethics Committee – CCNE, France

12.30 – 13.45 Results from Brakeout sessions and updates for the next NEC forum and closing of the meeting
                         Session 1: Ron IPHOFEN (15 minutes)
                         Session 2: Gilles ADDA (15 minutes)

13:45 – 14:00 Closing remarks and future NEC activities – Cristina GAVRILOVICI and Isidoros KARATZAS