Conference, 16th of November 2007, Paris Auditorium de l’Hôtel de Ville. 3, rue Lobau. 7004.
The possibilities, risks, consequences, desirability and legitimating of biomedicine are widely discussed in science and in public.
The debate however has suffered because the perspective of people living with impairment is partly ignored or not taken seriously. Despite the fact that medical-technical developments in many fields improved the life of people with a disability they are rarely included as partners in designing research projects.
There may be different reasons for it. One may be that disabled people may not have the information or the knowledge ; others may be that researchers have not the same priorities as disabled people on research issues. There may be other factors that we will try to identify during this seminar.
The aim of the session is to inform members of civil society organisations working on disability issues about planned developments in medicine that might be relevant for them so they play in the future a more active role in decision making.
The Workshop is part of a project in the frame of the 6th EU-framework, Specific programme “Structuring the ERA, Work Programme Science and Society” (FP6-2005-Science-and-Society-19-044597). The main purpose of STACS (Science technologies and civil society -Civil Society Organisations, actors in the European system of research and innovation) is to provide opportunities for scientists and civil society organisation to design and do common research projects.
The conference will be in English and French and bilingual participants will make the conference understandable for all participants.
See attached to this message : Programme of the conference and registration form
Dr. Katrin Grüber, Institutsleiterin
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