JMED International Dialogues 2023: Connecting Early Career Scientists in Bioethics
A virtual forum for early career scientists in the field of bioethics (post-docs and advanced PhD students) to share professional and personal experiences (via Zoom).
The “Young Medical Ethics Network” (JMED) is a forum in the German Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AEM), an interdisciplinary and interprofessional society for medical ethics. JMED offers young scholars in the field of medical ethics and bioethics a platform for networking, continuing education and professional orientation. We support interdisciplinary and methodological dialogues as well as the exchange of ideas and professional experiences. We aim to build realms in which early career scientists can learn together and from each other, and are given the opportunity to support each other.
With our new event series “JMED International Dialogues”, we want to give early career scientists from the field of bioethics the opportunity to build international networks and to learn more about academic working conditions in other countries. For each meeting we will invite an early career scientist who will report on his*her experiences during international research stays, or of networking on an international level. We will have a moderated conversation with the invited scholars on specific research topics, practical aspects and experiences of international research stays, as well as possible career options and previous academic experiences.
The “International Dialogues” will take place via zoom, each at 7pm (CET). The language will be English. No registration is required.
Short program (a detailed description of the talks and speakers can be found below)
January 16th, 2023, 7 PM (CET), Dani O'Connor (Bristol), who will talk about EACME’s Early Career Bioethicists as an opportunity to connect with other early career bioethicists on a European level
April 17 th, 2023, 7pm (CET), Giulia Cavaliere (London), who will talk about her experience of moving from Italy to the UK to pursue a PhD in Bioethics at King's College London, the working conditions for early career scholars in the UK, and the recent strikes at UK universities.
June 19 th, 2023, 7pm (CET), Katharina Fürholzer (Rostock), who will talk about her experiences during a research stay in the USA in the field of medical humanities and special challenges that can arise for early career scientists when planning a family.
October 16th, 2023, 7pm (CET), Lorina Buhr (Utrecht), who will talk about her experience of moving from Germany to the Netherlands to take a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University as well as differences between the Dutch Assistant Professorship and WiMi position in Germany.
Detailed description of program
Our first guest on
January 16th, 2023, 7pm (CET),
will be Dani O'Connor (Bristol), who will talk about EACME’s Early Career Bioethicists as an opportunity to connect with other early career bioethicists on a European level, as well as her experience as a PhD candidate in bioethics at Cardiff and Bristol University.
Dani O'Connor is a lecturer at the Centre of Ethics in Medicine at Bristol University. Since joining Bristol in January 2022, Dani has also been involved with promoting opportunities for early career researchers, she recently co-hosted an Early Career Researchers webinar alongside Professor Richard Huxtable for EACME - the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics.
She is currently nearing completion of her PhD. The focus of her thesis advocates for a re-formulation of the best interest's test and a move towards relational autonomy, in order to reduce the potential impact of gender stereotypes in decision making.
If you want to learn more about the opportunities that EACME offers to early career bioethicists or about pursuing a PhD at the Centre of Ethics in Medicine at Bristol, join us on January 16th!
Our second guest on
April 17 th, 2023, 7pm (CET),
will be Dr Giulia Cavaliere (London), who will talk about her experience of moving from Italy to the UK to pursue a PhD in Bioethics at King's College London; working conditions for early career scholars in the UK; and the recent strikes at UK universities.
Giulia is a Lecturer in Medical Law & Ethics at the Centre of Medical Law & Ethics at King's College London, which she joined in September 2021. Prior to this, Giulia spent two years at Lancaster University Medical School, where she worked as a Lecturer in Professional Practice, Values and Ethics.
Giulia holds a BA and MA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna and the University of Trento in Italy, and a joint degree in Bioethics from KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud University (The Netherlands) and the University of Padova (Italy). In 2015, Giulia moved to London to undertake a PhD in Bioethics at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's College London. Her doctoral research was supported by a Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship. Giulia was awarded her PhD in 2019.
Giulia's background in philosophy and medical ethics shapes her research on ethical and political questions concerning procreative decisions, parental preferences, infertility and reproductive technologies. She adopts a broadly egalitarian perspective, and her work is informed by feminist theory"
Our third guest on
June 19 th, 2023, 7pm (CET),
will be Dr Katharina Fürholzer (Rostock), who will talk about her experiences during a research stay in the USA in the field of medical humanities and special challenges that can arise for early career scientists when planning a family.
Katharina spent three years at the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral visiting scholar at the Program of Comparative Literature & Literary Theory. After her return to Germany she joinded the University of Rostock in 2022, where she currently works as the scientific coordinator of the department "Aging of Individuals and Society" (AGIS). Prior to her research stay in the USA, she worked, among others, at the Institute for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at Ulm University. Her research is grounded in the Medical Humanities, with a particular interest in correlations between medical and literary ethics. Current focuses include (representational) forms of language impuissance as well as the role of ethics and aesthetics in the context of postmortal dignity.
After her training as state qualified translator (Spanish), Katharina studied Scandinavian Studies, Comparative Literature, and American Literary History at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and King’s College London, with a scholarship of the Max Weber Program. In 2017, she was awarded a Joint-PhD from the Universities of Münster and Ghent for her dissertation on the ethics of pathographies, funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.
Our fourth guest on
October 16th, 2023, 7pm (CET),
will be Lorina Buhr (Utrecht), who will talk about her experience of moving from Germany to the Netherlands to take a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University; working conditions for a postdoctoral researcher in a big national research consortium on ethics of technology and compare this with the Dutch Assistant Professorship and WiMi position in Germany.
Lorina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ethics Institute at Utrecht University, which she joined in September 2022. Prior to this, Lorina was scientific researcher and coordinator at University of Erfurt and University Medical Center Göttingen. In Göttingen her focus was on ethics of digital health and research, with her switch to Utrecht she changed her main research focus which is now on environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology.
Lurina holds a BA and MA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Bremen and the University of Bonn in Germany. Lorina was awarded her PhD in 2021 at University of Erfurt. Her dissertation was about the concept of social and political power and addressed methodological debates in the History of (Political) Ideas and Concepts.
Further talks and information will be announced soon!