The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, The Galien Foundation and The CURA Foundation
are pleased to invite you to the first International Forum on Ethics to be held in Jerusalem.

OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1, 2019 David Citadel Hotel - Jerusalem
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1st International Forum
on Ethics

Jerusalem, cradle of the three monotheistic religions, is the symbolic site for contemplation of the future of the human condition.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Galien Foundation and the CURA Foundation are joining to create an annual event in Jerusalem that will convene major stakeholders in the life sciences to assess the state of progress in medical research and promote the ethical practice of health care and medicine worldwide. The Jerusalem Ethics Forum will bring together specialists in medical ethics; representatives of the health professions; executives from the pharmaceutical, medical devices and other health care industries; academia; patient groups and other non-governmental organizations; global multilateral institutions; and representatives of the major moral and religious authorities.


The Forum represents a common sense approach to challenges to health equity in an era of transformative science. The practice of medicine is in turmoil, as the historic relationship between physician and patient confronts rising cost pressures amid a dizzying array of choices led by the promise of cures for diseases once considered untreatable. Technology is also accelerating at a pace so rapid that the consequences on everything from physician autonomy to patient privacy and the use of clinical trial data are largely unknown.


Indeed, many of the ethical questions facing modern medicine have not changed since the days of the ancient physician-philosopher Galien, for whom the Galien Foundation is named, and who is still recognized today for his principles for humanitarian conduct in the major scientific disciplines like anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. Misunderstanding or indifference in the face of these changes is not an option if we agree, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, that health is a human right that must be advanced as a vital development objective. The goal of the Jerusalem Ethics Forum to help fulfill Pr. Elie Wiesel’s vision - the late Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and rights advocate - to ask the right questions – and seek the right answers – to make the rules of engagement in research ethical, transparent, in the best interests of the humanity.




Data, computation, and the ever accelerating advances in research and medical innovation will impact how medicine is practiced and delivered worldwide. These tools have the potential to impact humanity at large and we must discuss the ethical and societal impact to ensure we are thoughtful and prepared for the future.

> Personalized genomics
> Technology and data privacy
> Access to health
> Women and reproductive planning
> Aging and prolonging life
> Organ donorship
> Artificial Intelligence
> Investing in innovation
> Ethics considerations for clinical trials
> What is meant to be human

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Fueling the debates

- Top biomedical scientists
- Specialists in medical ethics
- Patient groups & organizations
- Industry leaders
- Regulators
- NGOs
- Moral & religious representatives

Paul Atlan / France
Zion Ben Raphael / Israël
Monique Canto-Sperber / France
Béatrice Childs / France
Benjamin David / Israël
Philippe Douste-Blazy / France
Aaron Feingold / USA
René Frydman / France
Gilles Gade / USA
Jean Leonetti / France
Talya Miron-Shatz / Israël
Kenneth Moch / USA
Arnold Munnich / France
Mordechai Muszkat / Israël
Jean Daniel Rainhorn / Switzerland
Franklin Rausky / France
Ayman Salem / USA
Robin Smith / USA

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Platinum partner

Cross River Bank

Media partner



Standard Admission:
550 € / 600 $ Early Bird pricing - Until August 30, 2019
After August 30, 2019: 650 € / 720 $

Students* Admission:
1 € / 1 $ Early Bird pricing - Until August 30, 2019
After August 30, 2019: 2 € / 2 $
*Attach proof and indicate your year of birth

This event allows you to benefit from CME/CPE accreditation.
(subject to validation)
No refund in case of Cancellation after September 30, 2019.

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