The Ethics of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Nordic Perspectives

13:00 - 14:00
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When: 3 February 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (CET)

The Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NCBio) is hosting a webinar series on bioethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic countries. The aim is to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, to look at policies and debates with a view on differences and similarities between the countries.

Part 3 of the webinar series is arranged by Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NCBio) in cooperation with the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board.

The contribution from Norway is based on a report from a working group established by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to give advice to the Norwegian government on priority settings for the COVID vaccine.

The recommendations were published in Norway in November 2020 and can be read here.


1:00 pm Opening of the webinar by the session chair, Truls Petersen, The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and member of NCBio

1:05 pm Keynote: A bioethical approach to priority settings of vaccines. Case Norway by Reidun Førde, MD and professor emerita in medical ethics at Center for medical ethics at University of Oslo

1:25 pm Commentary by professor Sigur∂ur Kristinsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland, chair of the NCBio

1:35 pm Commentary by docent and university teacher Helena Siipi, University of Turku

1:45 pm Q & A

2:00 pm End of webinar


Truls Petersen: +47 97088101 /
Anna Herou: +47 48063139 /