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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Empowerment and Decision-Making at the End of Life. An interdisciplinary workshop for doctoral candidates

General information

This half-day workshop on 24 October 2019 (9.15-12.45) is part of the conference „Die Macht des Patienten“ (The Power of the Patient), which will take place in Berne in the afternoon of the same day (13.30-17.30). Venue: University of Bern, University Main Building (Hochschulstrasse 4), room 028.



Primary target audience: doctoral candidates of all disciplines, especially medicine, law, ethics, philosophy, theology, history, literature and other humanities, advanced MA students and postdocs welcome. Limited number of admittance: 20-30 persons. Priority is given to doctoral candidates from the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich. Accepted participants get their travel expenses refunded and are offered a free lunch bag. They are strongly encouraged to stay on for the afternoon conference.
Please send a few lines about your motivation in attending this workshop to the organiser (address below). Deadline: 19 September.
The subsequent conference „Macht des Patienten“ (The Power of the Patient) in the afternoon is the third in series dedicated to „Macht und Medizin“ (Power and Medicine), organised by the standing committee „Medical Humanities“ of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) and the Swiss Academy of Medical Science (SAMW).


Organisers and contact

The workshop is jointly organised by Dr. Tobias Eichinger, Center for Medical Humanities, University of Zurich, and Dr. Manuela Rossini, European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Basel.
In addition, the event is supported by: SAGW, SAMW, University of Bern (Institute of Systematic Theology, Prof. Dr. Mathias Wirth).


Contact address: Dr. Manuela Rossini,


The workshop will be followed up by another two-day workshop on „European Cultures of Palliative Care“, taking place in Zurich at the Villa Hatt, 25-26 October 2019, organized by Dr. Anna Elsner (SNF Marie Heim-Vögtlin Research Fellow, Institute of Romance Studies and Center for Medical Humanities, University of Zurich)


Download the full CFP and program

2019_MedHum_MachtdesPatienten_PhDWorkshop_CfP.pdf (PDF, 389 KB)