Facing an Outbreak: Issues of Global Health, Ethics and Technology - Webinar Series

05 May 2021 — 12 July 2021

Global health represents an “area of research, studies and interdisciplinary practices, which considers the effects of globalization on health, with the goal of equity in searching for healthcare for all, with a specific attention to issues related to health, its determinants and translational initiatives, and at their interaction with national and local systems” (Missoni, Tediosi 2013).

In the Human Development Program United Nations identified the 17 sustainable development goals: among them health and wellbeing represent the third one, after the reduction of poverty and hunger and before the improvement of education and gender equality.
In the management of the Covid-19 outbreak, some main ethical questions have arisen, related to the balance of care, justice and equity in healthcare; main questions regard moral and anthropological issues, as caring for fragility and vulnerability. New healthcare approaches and practices have been adopted, mediated often by digital technologies: they imply a change of the therapeutic relationship and communication.

The webinar series “Facing an Outbreak: Issues of Global Health, Ethics and Technology” will present and discuss some of these issues, considering their relevance on a global and local level.

Scientific coordinators: Lucia Galvagni (FBK) and Michele Nicoletti (UniTN)

Separate registration for each episode is mandatory. 

Subscribers will receive the link to access the webinar on the day of the episode.

Episode 1
Global Health and Global Policies to Face Covid-19
May 5th, 2021 – 5:30-7 pm
Speakers

Eduardo Missoni (School of Management, Bocconi University and Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia)
Renzo Pegoraro (Pontifical Academy for Life, Rome and Lanza Foundation, Padua)

Discussants

Angela Hvitved (Washington D.C.) and Lucia Galvagni (FBK-ISR)

Concept

The seminar will reflect on biomedical and social approaches adopted to contain the spread of Covid-19 and it will underscore the relevance of global and local approaches to deal with the outbreak in diverse social, cultural and religious contexts. The relevance of healthcare measures and global health policies adopted to control and contain the spread of the Covid-19 during the pandemic will be discussed by experts on global health and health policies

 

Episode 2
Justice and Equity in the Covid-19 Emergency
May 18th, 2021 – 5-6:30 pm
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Speakers

Rosamund Rhodes (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City & Department of Philosophy, City University of New York)
Joseph Raho (Ethics Center, UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles)

Discussant

Jenny Clarck Schiff (Department of Philosophy, City University of New York & Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City)

Concept

The matter of guaranteeing equity during the outbreak is relevant both on a local and on a global level. For what regards the triage of patients to admit in the ICU and for what regards a fair vaccine distribution – both on a local and on a global level – it seems necessary to reason on which kind of justice and equity we would to apply and which reflections we could do about them.

 

Episode 3
Global Faith-Based Healthcare Organizations and the Covid-19 Emergency
June 3rd, 2021 – 5-6.30 pm

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Speakers

Bette Jacobs (Global Health Initiative, Georgetown University, USA)
Jean-Philippe Cobbaut (Centre d’Ethique Médicale, Université catholique de Lille)
Bruce Compton (Catholic Health Association, USA)

Discussant

Gianni Tognoni (Policlinico of Milan & Permanent People’s Tribunal)

Concept

The contribution of the FBO’s has always been relevant for global health: during this outbreak, some representatives of these organizations intervened and realized initiatives to deal with main emergencies caused by the outbreak. The relevance of what can mean dealing with a global and a local dimension in global health will be underscored and discussed.

 

Episode 4
Caring for Fragility and Vulnerability in the Covid-19 Outbreak
June 24th, 2021 – 5-6.30 pm

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Speakers

Talitha Cooreman (Research Institute on Religion, Spiritualities, Cultures, Societies – University of Louvain-la-Neuve)
Jerome Mbih Tosam (Department of Philosophy, University of Bamenda, Cameroon)

Discussant

Carlo Brentari (Department of Humanities, University of Trento)

Concept

How the health condition has been affected by the emergency situation? How fragile patients can be supported, accompanied and treated, considering not only their physical condition, but also their relational needs? Is there any role spirituality can play, in this scenario, and how can be recognized a place to spirituality?

 

Episode 5
Therapeutic Relationship and Communication in Health Digital Technologies During the Covid-19 Emergency
July 6th, 2021 – 5-6.30 pm

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Speakers

Monica Consolandi (University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan and FBK-ISR)
Alain Loute (Centre d’Ethique Médicale, Université catholique de Lille)

Discussant

Enrico Piras (FBK-Digital Health and Wellbeing Center)

Concept

The seminar will present and underscore the relevance of digital healthcare technologies in the management of the outbreak, for clinicians, patients and the community, in a broader perspective, considering the implications they can have in terms of therapeutic relationship and for what concerns communication.

 

Episode 6
Looking Back, Looking Forward
July 12th, 2021 – 5-6.30 pm

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Speakers

Massimo Rospocher (FBK-ISIG)

Rosa Salzberg (Department of History – University of Warwick)

Yashar Saghai (Department of Philosophy – University of Twente)

Discussant

Michele Nicoletti (Department of Humanities, University of Trento)

Concept

How could the history and past experiences of epidemics and pandemics help to look at the present scenarios in order to develop ways to intervene and practices to deal with the present time? Could future studies help to anticipate emergencies and to use these data to organize preventive measures considering possible crisis scenarios? How can anticipatory moral imagination help to look forward and evaluate possible futures?

 

Past Episodes

Speakers

  • Speaker
    Eduardo Missoni, MD, currently teaches in multiple universities and postgraduate institutes, including the Bocconi University and its School of Management, the Faculty of Sociology of the Bicocca University in Milan, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pavia, the Geneva School of Diplomacy and the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. His teachings and research activities include Global Health, Management of International Organizations and Development related Governance, Policy-making and Management. Previously, he was an Advisor to the Directorate General for Development Cooperation in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the liaison officer with WHO. Earlier on, he was a UNICEF officer in Mexico and a medical volunteer in Nicaragua. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the world’s largest youth organization.
  • Renzo Pegoraro
    Speaker
    Renzo Pegoraro, MD, is a theologian and a bioethicist; he was appointed as General Secretary and as Scientific Director of the Lanza Foundation (Padova). He served as President of the ESPMH, the European Society of Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, and of the EACME, the European Association of Centers of Medical Ethics. He teaches Bioethics at the Divinity School of Triveneto (Italy) and Nursing Ethics at the Pediatric Hospital “Bambin Gesù” in Rome; he is President of the Ethics Committee of the Veneto Oncological Institute. Since September 2011 he is Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life (Rome). He published more than 40 volumes as editor and co-editor and more than 70 articles on bioethical issues.
  • Angela Hvitved
    Speaker
    Angela Hvitved, PhD, MA is an independent consultant based in the Washington DC area. Her areas of expertise include bioethics, science policy and science communications. Previously, she was a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Education and Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). She worked at NIH as a Health Science Policy Analyst. Prior to her time at NIH, she was the Managing Editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She received a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University and an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Lucia Galvagni
    Speaker
    Lucia Galvagni, PhD, MA, is researcher at the Center for Religious Studies of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento (Italy). Her main research interests are clinical ethics, philosophy of medicine, ethics and genetics, narrative ethics and narrative research in medicine and healthcare. She is Affiliate of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and has been visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. She taught Bioethics at the University of Pavia and at the University of Trento and she is member of healthcare ethics committees and of ethics committees of the University of Trento. Lucia has been involved in international research projects on clinical ethics, ethics in genetic testing, on global health and global faith-based healthcare organizations.

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