Càtedra de Bioètica Fundació Grífols

Audiovisual award (video)


The protagonist of this video recounts a personal story related to bioethics, a reminder that there are stories that are worth telling. New audiovisual award. Rules

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ICO course: Introduction to bioethics in multidisciplinary clinical practice (act)

From May 15 to June 15, 2017

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From May 15 to June 15, 2017

The Grifols Foundation Chair of Bioethics and the Catalan Institute for Oncology (ICO) are organizing the fourth edition of their course on an introduction to bioethics for care professionals.


The aim of the course is to provide participants with tools to identify and analyze ethical dilemmas in their professional practice, and to discuss clinical decision-making from a bioethical perspective. The course will begin with an introduction to the origin and basic concepts of bioethics, before moving on to address issues such as how ethics committees operate, the rights of the patient, the clinical relationship, quality of life in complex decisions, and the allocation of health resources.


The course will be taught by Màrius Morlans (Nephrologist. Member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalona), Francisco Montero (Philosopher and nurse. Member of the Health Care Ethics Committee of the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital) and Sergio Ramos (Philosopher. Bioetics professor of the University of Vic).


Online coure 15 hours.


From: May 15, 2017

To: June 15, 2017


Registration until May 14, 2017.

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Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation rated highly for transparency

Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation rated highly for transparency

The Foundation ranks fifth in an evaluation of the leading Spanish foundations

The report "Construir Confianza 2016" (building trust), compiled by Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia, puts the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation in fifth place in its ranking of the most transparent organizations in the family foundation category. This report evaluates the transparency and governance of Spanish foundations, based on the information published on their websites.

The foundation's position has improved over the last year following the inclusion of a section to evaluate the social, media and economic impact of its activities. However, it is not included in the top rankings because it does not publish an auditor's report, which this study deems essential, although none of the circumstances specified by the legislation in this area would require the foundation to produce audited accounts.


'Iatrogenia y medicina defensiva' (noti)

Iatrogenesis – the adverse effects caused by medical treatment – is often associated with professional errors or negligence. Paradoxically, one of the reasons for its increase is the rise of ‘defensive medicine', designed not to promote the well-being of patients but to protect medical professionals against possible claims. A number of professionals discuss this issue from a medical, legal and philosophical perspective.

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10th Josep Egozcue Conferences: “Genome editing” (act)

May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017

The event will include the participation of:
Peter Mills, Assistant Director at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The center has recently published the report "Genome editing".

Salvador Macip, physician and researcher, Lab Head of the Mechanisms of Cancer and Ageing Laboratory, University of Leicester. 


Miquel-Àngel Serra, biologist and researcher, Lab of Neuropharmacology of Pompeu Fabra University.

The event will take place in the Ateneu Barcelonès:
C/ Canuda, 6 - 08002 Barcelona

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