Journal Club

The Journal club and the Book Club run alternatively each semester.

A. The Book Club 
We invite all researchers, including doctoral students, to read a book on ethical issues and moral philosophy, chapter by chapter, and to critically evaluate and revise it. At the end of the reading of the book, a meeting with the author would be arranged, either in person or virtually. 

The conditions for participation are as follows:

1. Have an interest in the chosen book (all IBME members will be able to vote for this choice)

2. Commit to regular attendance: every Wednesday 45 minutes, from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

3. Register with , coordinator of the Book Club and Journal Club, in order to be added to the microsoft team "Book Club" for any communication, and also to meet during the Covid 19 period.

Programme - Spring semester 2020
Dien Ho: A philosopher goes to the doctor - February 19, to April 22
Oliver Bennett: Cultures of optimism. The institutional promotion of hope. From April 28

B. The 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: