Three schools in Asturias take first place in the Ethics and Science prizes (noti)
23 December 2016
Second prize went to a school in Santiago de Compostela, and third prize was won by a primary school in Sant Boi de Llobregat
Sixteen educational projects were submitted for this year's awards, which for the first time were open to schools throughout Spain.
First prize went to the educational project, "Bioethics in the classroom", a joint initiative of three high schools in the Asturias region of northern Spain: IES Elisa y Luis Villamil (Vegadeo), IES Galileo Galilei (Navia) and IES Marqués de Casariego (Tapia de Casariego). The project aimed to address the lack of participation by young people in social discussions and decision-making, the lack of debate around essential bioethical issues, and the lack of knowledge about the services that Clinical Ethics Committees can provide. The Ethics Committee of Área Sanitaria I from Asturias coordinated the project.
Second prize was won by IES Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela) for the project "Ethical implications of artificial intelligence", by 4th year high school students. The project consists of a series of activities which give participants the opportunity to discover the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics, to analyze their influence in today's society, and to debate the ethical implications of these changes.
Finally, third prize went to Escuela Antoni Gaudí (Sant Boi de Llobregat) for the project "Earth and humanity: hand in hand", by primary school students in years 3 to 6. This project focused on sustainability and ethics, starting from the idea that we cannot satisfy our needs without also considering the needs of others, and those of the generations to come.
This year, in recognition of the high quality of submissions, the jury of the 3rd Ethics and Science Awards of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation also made special mention of three projects: Colegio La Salle (Bilbao) for the project "Awareness, drugs and medicines: understand, learn, act"; Escuela Garbí Pere Vergés (Esplugues del Llobregat) for "How can we introduce bioethics into schools?"; and IES Isidra de Guzmán (Alcalá de Henares) for "Take action! The responsibility is yours".
Entrevista a Victòria Camps (htca)
Bioethics, a new discipline or applied ethics 2017 (act)
The Official College of Physicians of Barcelona in collaboration with our Foundation offers a new bioethics introduction course for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
Its aim is to convey the bioethics' principles and procedures in order to help them identify and face those conflicts they encounter in their daily work. Case discussion will be the starting point to deal with issues such as human experimentation, decision-taking process in limit situations (euthanasia, sedation at the close of life…), genic therapy, stem cells, assisted reproduction techniques or resource distribution in the health care system.
The course will be coordinated by Dr. Màrius Morlans (CBC member) and will be taught by Dr. Francisco Montero (Vall d'Hebron), Dr. Bernabé Robles (Sant Joan de Déu healthcare complex) and Dr. Sergio Ramos (University of Barcelona).
Free course. 20h.
Dates: Thursdays from February 2 to March 2 (5 sessions)
Schedule: 16.30h to 20.30h
Location: Centro de Estudios Colegiados (Collegiate Studies Center, Pg. Bonanova 47, Floor -1)
Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation: new member of the BIB association (noti)
12 January 2017
The Foundation will participate in the working group on Ethics, Safety and Regulation
The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation has joined the Bioinformatics Association of Barcelona (BIB), a nonprofit body that brings together more than 45 institutions, universities, companies and research centres engaged in bioinformatics.
The close links between the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation and Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) will promote educational initiatives and the discussion and analysis of ethical issues relating to bioinformatics, a discipline that involves the management of personal data that often has implications for the health of individuals concerned, both now and in the future. As a result, it is essential that such data is used responsibly, reconciling care and research needs with safety considerations and respect for privacy.
These issues therefore need to be integrated into training, education and research processes. The BIB's working group on Ethics, Safety and Regulation, of which the Foundation is a member, is part of a wider effort towards achieving this goal.