The Italian National Bioethics Committee is organizing two key international meetings to be held in Rome from 18 to 20 November 2014, under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the European Union, in conjunction with the EU Commission: the 20th Forum of National Ethics Councils (NEC Forum) gathering high-level representatives of European Ethics Councils of the 28 EU Member States, as well as the meeting of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), an independent, pluralist and multidisciplinary body advising the European Commission.
Leading EU Commission and Italian government dignitaries will take part in the Opening Session of the NEC FORUM. The event will be enhanced by the eminent presence of Dr. James W. Wagner, Vice Chair of the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
The Conference will be a unique European platform where participants can exchange Best Practices and gain new insights on key bioethical issues arising from the different fields of interest, within many European countries. It will also be an opportunity to have an open discussion on relevant shared topics.