Keynote Speakers

Ana Sofia Carvalho

Ana Sofia Carvalho

Ana Sofia Carvalho has a licentiate in Microbiology, a post-graduation in Bioethics, a master’s degree in Bioethics and Medical Ethics and a doctoral degree in Biotechnology (2001), by the Universiidae Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon.
She is the Director of the Institute of Bioethics of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (IB-UCP) and an Associate Professor at this university. She is a member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and the Coordinator of the Bioethics Doctoral Program (IB-UCP). She is a Member of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences, a Coordinator of the Unesco Chair in Bioethics (IB-UCP) and a Coordinator of the Research Responsibility Program of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She is a Member of the Commission for Scientific Integrity of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a Specialist FP7 consultant in Ethics, science and society.
Additionally, she has been developing her work as an Expert in the area of ethical evaluation of the European Commission (Marie Curie Grants, European Research Council, European Commission DG Research & Innovation Directorate F – Health, European Commission DG Research & Innovation Directorate B – European Research Area B.6: Ethics and gender).

Bert Gordijn

Bert Gordijn

Ph.D., Bioethics, Radboud University, 2003
Dr.phil, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, 1995
MSc, University of Utrecht, 1990

Bert Gordijn is Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University in Ireland. He has studied Philosophy and History in Utrecht, Strasbourg and Freiburg in Breisgau. In 1995 he was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, followed by a doctorate in Bioethics from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2003. Bert has been a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University (UK), Georgetown University (USA), the National University of Singapore, the Fondation Brocher (Switzerland), and Yenepoya University (Mangalore, Karnataka, India). He has served on Advisory Panels and Expert Committees of the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Patent Organisation, the Irish Department of Health and UNESCO. Bert is Editor-in-Chief of two book series: “The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology” and “Advances in Global Bioethics” as well as a peer reviewed journal: “Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy”, all published by Springer Nature. He is Secretary of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare and President of the International Association of Education in Ethics.

Henrique Leitao

Henrique Leitão

Henrique Leitão has a licentiate, master and doctoral degree (1998) in Physics, by the University of Lisbon. Since the year 2000 he has been dedicated to the history of science. He was one of the leading responsible for the creation of Centro de História da Ciência [Center for the History of Science ] (in 2003) and the Secção Autónoma de História e Filosofia da Ciência [Autonomous Department of History and Philosophy of Science] (in 2007), at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa [Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon]. He is now working as a Principal Investigator at the Centro Interuniversitário de História da Ciência e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT) [Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology], and Director of the Departamento de História e Filosofia da Ciência (DHFC) [Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences], at the da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)[Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon].

He was the Scientific Commissioner of several exhibitions and he is also a Full Member of the Academia das Ciências of Lisbon [Academy of Sciences], Full Member of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences, Member of the History of Science Society, Member of the European Society for the History of Science, Member of the Academia Portuguesa da História [Portuguese Academy of History], e da Academia de Marinha [Navy Academy]. He was a Member of the Conselho Nacional da Ciência e Tecnologia (CNCT) [National Council of Science and Technology].

Henk ten Have

Ph.D., Philosophy, Leiden University, 1983, Medicine, Leiden University, 1978
M.D., Medicine, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1976

Henk ten Have studied medicine and philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He received his medical degree in 1976 from Leiden University and his philosophy degree in 1983. He worked as a researcher in the Pathology Laboratory, University of Leiden (1976-1977), as a practising physician in the Municipal Health Services, City of Rotterdam (1978-1979), and as a Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limburg, Maastricht (1982-1991). From 1991 he was a Professor of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine in the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In September 2003 he joined UNESCO as Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, working at the Headquarters in Paris, France. Since July 2010 he is Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA. In 2011 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.