Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention (Symposium, Fondation Brocher, 16-17 February 2015)

Situating Efficacy: Biomedicine, Interdisciplinarity, and the Politics of Intervention February 16 – 17, 2015 Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland Although the randomized control trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard for evidence-based research in medicine, its findings of biomedical ‘efficacy’ under isolated test conditions stand apart from what affects the successful implementation and take up of Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation – Call for 2016 Fellowship Proposals in Medical Humanities

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Visiting Researcher Residency (Cfp, Residency, Brocher Foundation, 2016)

The call for proposals for the 2016 Brocher Foundation residencies is launched! The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland). The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications Read the full article…

Brocher Foundation: Call for Workshop & Symposium Proposals [including Medical Humanities] 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS  WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA IN 2014 Ed: Please note: Medical Humanities is one of the areas specifically mentioned! For full details of this call, click here. The Brocher Foundation offers to researchers the opportunity to organize a one and a half day multidisciplinary symposium or a two, three or four day multidisciplinary workshop Read the full article…