Journal Club

The Journal Club aims to give PhD students and other researchers the possibility to meet once a month to present a recent article in the field of biomedical ethics, and critically evaluate it.

These meetings allow participants to keep up to date with the literature, to exchange views on current issues in the field, and to improve their critical appraisal skills. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by approx. 20 minutes discussion. Presenters will summarize a paper and give their own critical appraisal. The paper will be sent to the other participants in the Journal Club two weeks before the presentation.

The Journal Club counts as an elective module for the PhD Program BmEL. Participants will be entitled to 0.5 ECTS per semester.


a) Regular attendance

b) Presenting a paper or writing a critical feedback of the Journal Club meetings at the end of the semester.

If you would like to present and discuss a paper, or if you need further information, please contact: Corine Mouton-Dorey


Provisional agenda




 25 Wednesday

September 2019

E 01

Tania Manriquez


23 October 2019

E 01



27 November 2019

E 01

Angela Bonato


18 December 2019

E 01

Giovanni Spitale


15 January 2020

E 01

Viktor von Wyl