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13: Trust and confidence in medicine

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in englischer Sprache

This seminar will cover a variety of aspects including the basis on which medical decisions are made depending on evidence, ethics and good clinical practice; the generation of a sound base for the advancement of knowledge; the generation of trust in the system as well as trust in progress in the daily practice. Trust in the medical system and in the capabilities of doctors and scientists lies at the core of our societies. Hence, losing that trust of consumers and patients can amount to a severe damage for companies and health care providers (e.g. the Contergan scandal, Vioxx and statins, cases of medical malpractice). Closely linked to the issue of trust is the question about ethics in medical progress. How far do we dare to go? How do the professionals deal with the pressure to combine cutting-edge research with ethic integrity? How do professional associations and the public institutions assure that the trust is not undermined? These topics will be discussed by way of presentations by experts and discussions with the participants.

UNESCO Chair, Bioethics, Medical University of Vienna
Professor und Vorstand, Institut für Pharmakologie, Medizinische Universität Wien
Head, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk Chair
Vorstand, Klinik für Innere Medizin I; Leiter, Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Universität Wien Chair

Dr. Christiane DRUML

UNESCO Chair, Bioethics, Medical University of Vienna

 Christiane Druml was born in Vienna and studied law at the University of Vienna. She is currently holding the UNESCO Chair on Bioethics at the Medical University of Vienna and also serves as Director of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine of the Medical University of Vienna. Since 2016 she is Deputy Director & Key Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD). 2007 she has been appointed President of the Austrian National Bioethics Commission by the Austrian Federal Chancellor. Furthermore, she is a member of the Medical Council of the Republic of Austria and serves in many international functions. From 2011 to 2015, she was Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs at the Vienna Medical University. Before that she has been managing director of the Ethics Committee at the Vienna Medical University (1992-2011). Christiane Druml was Member of the International Bioethics Committee IBC of UNESCO from 2008 to 2015 and serves since 2006 as Austrian Member of the General Assembly of the "European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership- EDCTP". She has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Arts, and was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2011.


Professor und Vorstand, Institut für Pharmakologie, Medizinische Universität Wien

1983-1987 Pre- and postdoctoral training, Institute of Pharmacology, University of Vienna (with Wolfgang Schütz)
1984 M.D. graduation "sub auspiciis praesidentis" University of Vienna
1984-1992 Training as medical specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology
1987-1989 Postdoctoral training, Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Tx (with Alfred G. Gilman)
1992 Clinical rotation, Department of Internal Medicine I, Vienna General Hospital
1995 Appointment as Professor of Pharmacology, University of Vienna
since 2000 Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Jacek JASSEM

Head, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk

 Professor of Medicine and Radiation Oncologist at the Medical University of Gdansk in Poland

Dr. Christoph ZIELINSKI

Vorstand, Klinik für Innere Medizin I; Leiter, Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Universität Wien

1976-1978 Assistenzarzt am Institut für Immunologie der Universität Wien
1978-1983 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Innere Medizin
1979-1980 Fellow am Cancer Research Center, Tufts University Medical School, Boston, USA
1986 Habilitation in Klinischer Immunologie
1989 Erweiterung des Habilitationsfachs auf das Gesamtgebiet der Inneren Medizin
1992 Ernennung zum außerordentlichen Universitätsprofessor (lt. §31 UOG 1975) für Klinische Immunologie und Innere Medizin unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der internistisch-experimentellen Onkologie
1997 Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für klinisch-experimentelle Onkologie (dieses Institut wird interdisziplinär gemeinsam mit den Professoren Ernst Kubista und Hubert Pehamberger geführt)
2000-2004 Vizedekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Wien
seit 2001 Leiter der Klinischen Abteilung für Onkologie an der Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin I
seit 2004 Vorstand der Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin I
seit 2007 Vizerektor für Klinische Angelegenheiten an der Medizinischen Universität Wien


Timetable einblenden
kategorie: Alle Plenary Seminar
Genre : Alle Panel Seminar


15:00 - 15:30Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2009Plenary
15:30 - 17:00EröffnungsreferatePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Vorstellung der SeminarinhaltePlenary


Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser!Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-makingSeminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trustSeminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflictsSeminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im RechtSeminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religionSeminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United StatesSeminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governanceSeminar
Seminar 09: The future of the internetSeminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societiesSeminar
Seminar 11: Trust in scienceSeminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperationSeminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicineSeminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und VertrauenSeminar


15:30 - 17:30Plenarveranstaltung „1989-2009: Von der Revolution zur Normalität. Herausforderungen der Stadtpolitik in Mitteleuropa“Plenary


15:30 - 17:30Plenarveranstaltung: „Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk“Plenary


17:00 - 19:00Plenarveranstaltung „Öffentliche Medien im digitalen Zeitalter – Wem vertrauen?“Plenary


15:30 - 17:00Plenarveranstaltung „Ethik und Wissenschaft“Plenary