Conference Title: Conceiving Disasters and Pandemics: Causes and Prevention

01-02 October, 2015
Department of Philosophy and Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.



Thursday, October 1st 2015

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Pericles A. Mitkas, Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eleni Kalokairinou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Bert Gordijn, Dublin City University, Ireland, Representing the Chair of COST Action IS 1201
09:3010:45 Keynote 1 – The Ebola Epidemic in West
Presenter: Anastassios E. Philalithis, AKC, MBBS (Lon), PhD (Ath), MRCP (UK), MSc (Com Med) (Lon), Professor of Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Medicine, University of Crete.
Chair: Bert Gordijn, Dublin City University, Ireland
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 WG 1 meeting
Healthcare ethics - workshop
on developing ethics training material
WG 2 meeting
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory
WG 3 & 4 meeting
Draft UNESCO Guidelines for Children in Research during Disasters
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:15 Keynote 2 - Mapping climate disadvantage
Presenter: Professor John O’ Neill, Hallsworth Chair in Political Economy, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester (presentation through skype).
Chair: Eleni Kalokairinou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:45 WG 1 meeting
Healthcare ethics
WG 2 meeting
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory
WG 3 meeting
Research ethics
WG 4 meeting
Ethics & governance
20:00 Conference Dinner


Friday, October 2nd, 2015

09:15-10:45 Keynote 3 – Unemployment in Greece as a factor of social cohesion breakdown: causes, morphology and policies.
Presenter: Yiannis Sakellis, Professor of Labour Economics and Social Policy, Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-13:15 Working Group Presentations to Plenary
WG1: Kadri Simm, Johan von Schreeb
WG2: Bert Gordijn, Caroline Clarinval
WG3: Eugenijus Gefenas, Péter Kakuk
WG4: Ana Borovecki, Dónal O’Mathúna
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:45 Keynote 4 – Essentialism as a key-concept for disaster bioethics: the case-study of environmental issues
Presenter: J. N. Markopoulos, Professor at the Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Education, School of Primary Education, Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and New Technologies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Chair: Ignaas Devisch, Ghent University, Belgium.
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 Working Group Presentations to Plenary.
The Chair or Vice-chair of each WG will present the work accomplished so far and the future plans of each WG.
17:15-17:30 Concluding remarks
Bert Gordijn, Dublin City University, Ireland Chair of COST Action IS 1 201


TCOST-Thessaloniki-Poster.pnghe conference will take place at Aristotle University Research Dissemination Centre, known as KEDEA Building (the Red Building), Amphitheatre III and the Foyer, both on Level -1. KEDEA Building is situated in 3rd Septemvriou street, just opposite the University of Makedonia (Panepistimio Makedonia), the second University of Thessaloniki. Septemvriou street crosses Egnatia street.

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