Jerusalem, cradle of the three monotheistic
religions, is home to the debate on the future of the human condition.

KEYNOTE

DOMINION OVER ALL OF CREATION: PROGRESS AND RESPONSIBILITY

Thursday, October 31st
9:30 am – 9:45 am

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Andrew C. von Eschenbach

President

Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc., USA

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ROUND TABLE

2020/2030 AGENDA “FACING THE NEXT ETHICAL CHALLENGES”

Thursday, October 31st
9:45 am – 11:15 am

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Chair

Philippe Douste-Blazy

United Nations Official

France

Panelists

Andrew C. von Eschenbach

President

Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc. USA

René Frydman

Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Antoine Beclere Hospital, France

Gilles Gade

Founder, President and CEO

CEO of Cross River, USA

Arnold Munnich

Professor of Genetics

University Paris-Descartes, France

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PANEL 1

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AROUND PATIENT CHOICE AND HUMAN ENHANCEMENT IN HEALTHCARE?

Thursday, October 31st
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Chair

Robin Smith

Founder

STEM for Life Foundation, USA

Panelists

Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco

Professor of Biology and of Theology

Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island

Benjamin David

Medical Ethics Doctor

Israel

Msrg. Tomasz Trafny

Official of the Pontifical Council for Culture

Vatican

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PANEL 2

HEALTH POLICY AND FINANCING INNOVATION: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS, COST AND THE ROLE OF THE PATIENT

Thursday, October 31st
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Chair

Prof. Philippe Douste-Blazy

United Nations Official

France

Panelists

Andrew C. von Eschenbach

President

Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc., USA

Gilles Gade

Founder, President and CEO

Cross River, USA

Mordechai Muszkat

Head of the Department of Medicine

Hadassah University Hospital at Mt Scopus, Israel

Jean-Daniel Rainhorn

Honorary Professor in International Health and Humanitarian Action

Geneva University/IHEID, Switzerland

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PANEL 3

HUMAN REPRODUCTION: TECHNICAL LIMIT, ETHICAL LIMIT

Thursday, October 31st
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Chair

René Frydman

Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Antoine Beclere Hospital, France

Panelists

Zion Ben-Rafael

Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rabin Maj Center’s Campus Beilinson & Golda, Israel

Monique Canto-Sperber

Director of Research

CNRS, France

Talya Miron-Shatz

Decision Scientist

Israel

Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro

Scientific Director

Lanza Foundation, Vatican

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CLOSING REMARKS

LIFE SCIENCES: PSYCHIATRY, HUMANISM AND TOTALITARIANISM

Thursday, October 31st
5:00 pm

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Franklin Rausky

Director of Jewish Studies

Elie Wiesel Institute, France

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PANEL 4

PERSONALIZED GENOMICS MEDICINE: THE VALUE OF KNOWING

Friday, November 1st
9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Chair

Arnold Munnich

Professor of Genetics

University Paris-Descartes, France

Panelists

Paul Atlan

Director of Teaching of Transcultural Biomedical Ethics

University Paris-Descartes, France

Béatrice Childs

Psychoanalyst

France

Benjamin David

Medical Ethics Doctor

Israel

Michèle Verschoore

Doctor in Dermatology

France

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PANEL 5

“ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ETHICS”

Friday, November 1st
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Chair

Robin Smith

Founder

STEM for Life Foundation, USA

Panelists

Emmanuel Fombu

Medical Futurist

USA

Michal Rosen-Zvi

Director of Health Informatics

IBM, Israel

Ayman Salem

Neurosurgeon

USA

Msgr. Tomasz Trafny

Head of Science and Faith Department

Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican

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