Medicine & Ethics Lecture Series


The Medicine & Ethics Forum

The Medicine & Ethics Forum is a work group of medical students, who independently organize lecture series on medical topics. The events are as interesting for a medical audience as for lay persons and offer glances at current and controversial medical-ethical topics.

When? Mondays, 7:30pm
Where? Hörsaal 1, University Hospital Aachen, Pauwelsstraße 30
Language Unless otherwise noted, the lectures are held in German.
Costs and Registration The event is free of charge. No registration required.

Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:30pm

Respecting Human Dignity and the Extent of Free Will in Compulsory Measures – a Philosophical Perspective

Professor Dieter Birnbacher, Department of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Dr. Utako Birgit Barnikol, Head of the Research Group of Applied Ethics, Head of ethical clearance center, medical ethicist, neurologist, and psychiatrist, University Hospital Cologne


Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:30pm

Medication Research on Patients Suffering From Dementia: an Ethical Issue?

Professor Rolf D. Hirsch, Specialist in neurology, geriatrics, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis


Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:30pm

Is It All About health (Literacy)? The Role of Health Literacy in Health Care

Annika Baumeister, Ethical Research Center at University Hospital Cologne