Webinar series:
The Ethics of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Nordic Perspectives

Part 2: Ethical choices in a pandemic – a Swedish perspective

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CET)

Watch the webinar here! 

The Nordic Committee of bioethics (NCBIO) is hosting a webinar series on bioethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic countries. The aim is to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, to look at policies and debates with a view on differences and similarities between the countries.

Part 2 of the webinar series is arranged by Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NCBio) in cooperation with the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics (Smer)

The aim of this webinar is to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, with an emphasis on examining cross-country similarities and differences regarding policy and public debate across the Nordic countries. We aim to follow the development from the outbreak of the pandemic and over time.

The contribution from Sweden is based on a report published by the Swedish Medical Ethics Council (Smer) in May 2020. The report is available here.

1:00 pm   Opening of the seminar
    by the session chair, professor Ingemar Engström, Örebro University, Sweden, member     of the NCBio

     Welcome by professor Sigur∂ur Kristinsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland,
     chair of the NCBio and Lotta Eriksson, secretary general Smer

 1:05 pm   Keynote: Ethical choices in a pandemic – a Swedish perspective
     by professor emeritus Göran Collste, Linköping University, Sweden, member of Smer

 1:25 pm    Commentary by professor Kirsten Kyvik, University of Southern Denmark, member of       the NCBio

 1:35 pm    Commentary by professor Jan Helge Solbakk, University of Oslo, Norway

 1:45 pm    Q & A

 2:00 pm   End of webinar

Register for the webinar here!

Truls Petersen: +47 97088101 / truls.petersen@bioteknologiradet.no
Anna Herou: +47 48063139 / anna.herou@nordforsk.org