Medicine & Ethics Lecture Series


The Medicine & Ethics Forum

The Medicine & Ethics Forum is a working group of medical students who independently organize lecture series on various different medical topics. The events are as interesting for a medical audience as for members of the general public and offer insights into current and controversial medical-ethical topics.

When? Mondays, 6pm
Where? Hörsaal 6, University Hospital Aachen, Pauwelsstraße 30
Language Unless otherwise noted, the lectures are held in German.
Costs and Registration The event is free of charge.
No registration is required.
Information Information on further events and any changes to events will be posted ahead of time on the Medicine & Ethics Forum webpage.

Monday, December 11, 2023, 6pm

Reduzierung der Belastung von Tieren in der Forschung und Alternativen

Reducing the Burden on Animals in Research and Envisaging Alternative Solutions

Prof. René H. Tolba, Institute for Laboratory Animal Science, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen


Monday, December 18, 2023, 6pm

Ethische Herausforderungen bei chronischen Bewusstseinsstörungen: Sichtweise von Angehörigen und Neurolog*innen

Ethical Challenges in Chronic Consciousness Disorders: Perspectives of Relatives and Neurologists

Dr. Katja Kühlmeyer, Institute for the History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen


Monday, January 15, 2024, 6pm

Menschenversuche in den Konzentrationslagern und ihre Bedeutung für die Medizin

Experimentation on Humans in Concentration Camps and Its Significance for Medicine

PD Dr. Mathias Schmidt, Institute for the History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen


Monday, January 22, 2024, 6pm

„Medizinethik im Dialog“: Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen. Was bedeuten die Krisen unserer Zeit für die MedizinerInnen der Zukunft?

“Medical Ethics in Dialogue”: Healthy Earth – Healthy People. What Do the Crises of our Time Mean for the Physicians of the Future?”

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, Stiftung Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen
Prof. Andrea Kaifie-Pechmann, Institut und Poliklinik für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg