This is a two day conference where we will look at lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
During winter 2020-21 the Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NCBio) hosted a webinar series on bioethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Nordic countries. The aim was to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, to look at policies and debates with a view to differences and similarities between the countries.
The conference in Bergen 19-20 May will be a follow up of the webinar series.
There will be both talks and panel discussions.
Day 1 (19 May):
Day 2 (20 May):
13.00-13.05: NCBIO chair Welcome
13.05-13.10: Moderator NCBio
13.10-13.30: Matti Häyry Professor of Philosophy of Management, Aalto University School of Business, Finland, on Truth-Telling
13.30-13.50: Göran Collste Professor emeritus, Linköping University, member of The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics, Global solidarity or nationalism during a pandemic
13.50-14.10: Katharina O. Cathaoir Associate Professor in Health Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Human rights during a pandemic
14.50-15.10: Reidun Førde MD and professor emerita in medical ethics at Center for medical ethics at University of Oslo, Norway After Covid - lessons learned for bioethics
15.10-15.30: Vilhjálmur Árnason, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Centre for Ethics, University of Iceland Policy and Principles in a Pandemic: Moral lessons from Covid-19
15.45-16.05: 2 Commentators
Kristine Bærøe, Professor of Medical ethics and philosophy of science at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
Kjetil Rommetveit, Associate Professor at Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen
16.05-16.30: Discussion with speakers
16.30-17.00: Mingling and drinks/coffee
09.00-09.03: NCBio chair, Madeleine Hayenhjelm
09.03-09.05: Welcome by moderator Hilde Sandvik freelance journalist and podcast host
09.05-09.35: Conversation with Policymakers:
Mika Salminen, Director at National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Beate Husa (KrF), Commissioner for Elderly, Health and Voluntary Sector, Bergen Kommune
Frode Forland, Specialist Director, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
09.35 - 09.50 Short break
09.50-10.30 Conversation with stakeholders:
Lukas Virtala, Chair, The Union of The Upper Secondary School Students, Finland
Salvör Nordal, Ombudsmann for children, Iceland
Nina Langeland, professor infectious diseases, University of Bergen and member of the Corona commission, Norway
Pål Suren, researcher, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
10.30-11.30: Comments from panelists and discussion
11.30-12.00: Break and mingling