The European Summer School on Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS)

The European Clinical Ethics Network (ECEN) invites you to:

2nd Edition

August 26 – September 1, 2018

Borca di Cadore -Dolomites, Italy


Aims of the ECEN Summer School

Candidates will get facilitated to further develop their own professional profile through their own learning style. Candidates will develop their (inter)national professional network in the field of clinical ethics and get the opportunity to be tutored by senior colleagues in the field. Candidates will improve their knowledge and expertise in the field of Clinical Ethics Support Services with respect to the following topics:

  • What is ethics about? What is clinical ethics support?
  • Methods for practicing clinical ethics support
  • Organizational aspects of clinical ethics support
  • Research and quality improvement of CESS
  • Philosophical dimensions of clinical ethics activities



Scientific Committee of the 2018 ECEN Summer school

  • Jean-Philippe Cobbaut, PhD. (

Director of the Centre of Medical Ethics/Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Lille (France)

  • Andrea Dörries, MD, CAS‐HSG ( Director of the Zentrum für Gesundheitsethik (ZfG), Hannover (Germany)
  • Geral Neitzke MD, Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine and Clinical Ethics Committee, Hannover Medical School (Germany)
  • Véronique Fournier, MD, PhD. ( Centre for Clinical Ethics, Cochin Hospital, Paris(France)
  • Bert Molewijk, RN/PhD. ( Program Director Moral Deliberation, VUmc Amsterdam. Associate Professor Clinical Ethics, UIO, Oslo(Norway)
  • Renzo Pegoraro, Phd/MD (

Fondazione Lanza, Padova (Italy)

Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy, Rome (Italy)


Further information and Registration: Luciana Caenazzo