Country:Serbia, Beogard
Date (year) of establishment:2011
Head of the Committee:Prof. Vojin Rakic, PhD
Executive Committee:Professor Vojin Rakic, PhD, Institute for Social Sciences
Center for the Study of Bioethics
University of Belgrade
Professor Amira Fazlagic, PhD,
Center for the Study of Bioethics
University of Belgrade
Professor Aleksandar Damjanovic, PhD, Faculty of Medicine
Center for the Study of Bioethics
University of Belgrade
Dusanka Krajnovic, PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy
Center for the Study of Bioethics
University of Belgrade
Hajrija Mujovic-Zornic, PhD, Institute for Social Sciences
Center for the Study of Bioethics
University of Belgrade
Professor Dragoslav Marinkovic, PhD
Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor Milica Prostran, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
University of Belgarde
Professor Zoran Todorovic, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
University of Belgrade
Name of the host Institute:Serbian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)
Address:University of Belgrade
Center for the Study of Bioethics
P.O. Box 605, 11000 Beograd, Serbia
Phone:+381(0)11.3613692
Fax:+381(0)11 3618186
E-mail:vojinrakic@hotmail.com
vojin.rakic@csb.eu.com
Reference Link:http://www.csb.eu.com
Course,seminarsThe following seminars were organized during 2013 and 2014: On 9 May 2014, the Central and Eastern European Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Study of Bioethics, in partnership with the Center for the Promotion of Science and the Center for the Development of Liberalism, have organized the seminar entitled: "Disaster Bioethics: Risk and Relief". The seminar has been realized in the framework of the project "COST Action IS1201: Disaster Bioethics: addressing ethical issues triggered by disasters". The seminar was opened by dr Srdjan Verbic, the Serbian Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development. On 7 March 2014, members of the Serbian Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics have participated and organized the seminar "The Availability of Drugs and Medical Devices to Patients with Rare Diseases“, at the Faculty of Pharmacy.General Secretary of the Serbian Chair and Head of the Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Legislation of the Belgrade University - Faculty of Pharmacy (prof. Dusanka Krajnovic) presented the results of the National project concerning rare disease and orphan drugs. Gender variations – acknowledging the legal consequences of sex change in Serbia Members of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia, the Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Development of Liberalism organized on 2 December 2013 a lecture by Professor Jelena Simic, titled "Gender Variation - Recognizing Legal Consequences of 'Sex Change' in Serbia". On 10 April 2013, members of the Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics organized the presentation of the book of dr Veselin Mitrović The Outstep of Bioethics: New Biotechnologies and Social Aspects of “Enchancement” of the Healthy. Moral enhancement and freedom On 29 November 2013, the Belgrade Gallery "Ozon" hosted the event "Moral Enhancement of People and Freedom". It was organized by the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia / Center for the Study of Bioethics and the Center for the Promotion of Science. Participants were Professor Vojin Rakić and Professor Aleksandar Damjanović, as well as the popular musician "Rambo Amadeus". Observation Selection Effects and Global Risks Members of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia, the Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Center for the Development of Liberalism hosted the lecture "Observation Selection Effects and Global Risks" by Professor Milan Ćirković. The lecture took place on 14 November 2013.
ResearchMembers of the Serbian unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics participate in the following projects: •COST Action IS1303 “Citizen’s Health through public-private Initiatives: Public health, Market and Ethical perspectives (CHIP ME)” •COST Action IS1201: „Disaster Bioethics: addressing ethical issues triggered by disasters“ •Project funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development: Bioethical Aspects: Morally Acceptable Within the Biotechnologically and Socially Possible •Project funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development: Politics of Social Memory and National Identity: Regional and European Context •Project funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development: Dynamic Systems in Nature and Society: Philosophical and Empirical Aspects
ConferencesBetween 14 and 16 May 2013 the international conference "Enhancement: Cognitive, Moral and Mood" was held in Belgrade. The event was organized by Professor Vojin Rakić (Center for the Study of Bioethics, Serbian Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Bioethics) and Professor Julian Savulescu (Oxford Centre for Neuroethics). The conference included a debate between Peter Singer, John Harris and Julian Savulescu. The international seminar „Day of Bioethics“ was held on 4 October 2012, with the partcipation of Ingmar Persson (Oxford, University of Gothenborg) The international Conference "(New) Perspectives in Bioethics" was held on 13-15 October 2011, with the particpation of the internationally most reputed bioethiscists
PublicationsA selected list of publications: Rakić, V. (2014). “We Can Make Room for SSRIs”. American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience Rakić, V. (2014). “Voluntary Moral Bioenhancement Is a Solution to Sparrow's Concerns”. American Journal of Bioethics 14(4): 37-38 Rakić, V. (2014). "Voluntary moral enhancement and the survival-at-any-cost bias". Journal od Medical Ethics 40(4): 246-250. Mitrović, V. (2014). „The Contingency of the „Enhancement“ Arguments: The Possible Transition from Ethical Debate to Social and Political Programs“. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 13(37): 93-124. Jocić D, Krajnović D. (2014). "State anxiety, stress and burnout syndrome among community pharmacists: Relation with pharmacists' attitudes and beliefs". Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 48(2):9-15. Rakić, V. (2013). "Philosophy for Public Good". Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics 22(3): 271-276. Bioethics, ed.Vojin Rakić, Rada Drezgić, Ivan Mladenović. 2012. Belgrade: the Official Gazette The Horizon of Bioethics: Morality in the Age of the Technical Reproduction of Life, eds.Rada Drezgić, Željko Radinković, Predrag Krstić. 2012. Belgrade: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory.
Activities- The Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is the seat of the Central and Eastern European Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, the activities of which it coordinates. - The Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics regularly holds meetings of its Steering Committee, regularly holds public lectures and seminars, while its members frequently appear in media. - The Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics promotes the annual conferences of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, as well the membership of bioethicists in the International Forum of Teachers.
PROJECTS-Project of Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics: "New Endeavors in Medicine"; since 2013

Various members of the Steering Committee of the Serbian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics participate in the following projects and/or are in Management Committees of these projects:

-COST Action IS1303:" Citizen's Health through public-private Initiatives: Public health, Market and Ethical perspectives (CHIP ME)"; since 2014

-COST Action IS1201 "Disaster Bioethics: addressing ethical issues triggered by disasters"; since 2012

- Project "Rare Diseases: Molecular Pathophysiology, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities, and Social, Ethical, and Legal Aspects" (project number 41004); Head of the Serbian unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is also Head of subproject of the Institute for Social Sciences "Bioethical Aspects: Morally Acceptable Within the Biotechnologically and Socially Possible"; project funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science; since 2011.
 
 

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