Thursday, 17 November 2022


09:00 – 9:30 Registration


09:30 – 10:00 Opening session

  • Josep-Eladi Baños. Chancellor of the Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya..
  • Núria Terribas. Director of the Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics.
  • Victòria Camps. Philosopher. Professor of Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics. Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. President of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation.


10:00–10:45 Opening lecture

  • Joseph J. Fins. Physician and medical ethicist. Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York Presbyterian Hospital.


10:45–11:15 Coffee break


11:15–13:30 Panel discussion 1. Impact of technologies: health and well-being

  • Miquel Domènech. Professor of social psychology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Director of the Barcelona Science and Technology Studies Group.
  • Fernando Bandrés. Professor of Legal Medicine at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Director of the Gregorio Marañón Study Center.
  • Salvador Macip. Doctor and researcher. Professor at the University of Leicester and the Open University of Catalonia.

Moderator: Milagros Pérez Oliva. Journalist for the El País.


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15:00–17:00 Panel discussion 2. Applied ethics in a society between pandemics

  • Begoña Roman. Adjunct professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Universitat de Barcelona. President of the Social Services Ethics Committee of Catalonia. Member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia.
  • Jordi Mir. Professor of Bioethics and Moral and Political Philosophy at the Department of Humanities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Joseph J. Fins.  Physician and medical ethicist. Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 
  • Andreu Segura. Member of the Public Health Advisory Council and the Bioethics Committee. Coordinator of the SESPAS (Sociedad Española de Salud Pública) Working Groups on Ethics and Iatrogenics.

Moderator: Tomás Domingo. Professor of Philosophy at the UNED. President of the Hispanic Society of Philosophical Anthropology.


17:00–17:30 Coffee break


17:30–19:00 Presentations



19:00–20:00 Presentation of the documentary "Kayros, una historia de la bioética"

  • Benjamín Herreros. Director of the Francisco Vallés Institute of Clinical Ethics - European University. Director of the Master's Degree in Clinical Bioethics at Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Fundación Ortega Marañón.


Friday, 18 November 2022


09:00–10:30 Presentations


10:30–11:00 Coffee break


11:00–13:30 Panel discussion 3. Challenges of teaching bioethics*

  • Lydia Feito. Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. President of the Association for Fundamental and Clinical Bioethics.
  • Javier Júdez. Family and Community Physician at CSFuente Álamo. Vice President of the Association for Fundamental and Clinical Bioethics.
  • Bernardita Portales. Phonoaudiologist, Master in Bioethics. Coordinator of postgraduate programs and continuing education at the Bioethics Center of the German Faculty of Clinical Medicine Universidad del Desarrollo.
  • María Muñoz Grandes. Psychologist and psychotherapist in Philadelphia, USA. Degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and Master in Psychotherapy, Education and Organizational Development.

Moderator: Juan Pablo Beca. Pediatrician-Neonatologist. Professor at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Founder of the UDD Bioethics Center.

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15:00–17:00 Panel discussion 4. Discomfort with death: transhumanism vs. euthanasia*

  • Jesús Zamora. Faculty of Philosophy of the UNED.
  • Bernabé Robles. Consulting Neurologist at the Sant Joan de Déu Health Park. Associate Professor of Bioethics in the Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. Member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia and the Ethics Committee of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Núria Terribas.  Director of the Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics.

Moderador: Jordi Pigem. Philosopher of science and writer.


17:00–18:00 Closing lecture

  • Daniel Innerarity. Professor of political and social philosophy, Ikerbasque researcher at the Universidad del País Vasco.


Venue: Aula Magna UVic