Department of Clinical Genetics

and the Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy

of the Medical University of Lublin


together with the


Polish Bioethics Society

Polish Genetics Society

Polish Society of Human Genetics

Polish Paediatric Society

Polish Academy of Science Branch in Lublin



are honoured to invite you to

an academic conference





1-2 December 2011

Medical University of Lublin

Collegium Maius,

Jaczewskiego Street 4




Scientific Committee



  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Kocki – Department of Clinical Genetics, Medical University of Lublin, Chairman of the scientific committee
  • Prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Galewicz – Interdisciplinary Center for Ethics, Jagiellonian University, Chairman of the Polish Bioethics Society
  • Prof. dr hab. Ewa Grzybowska – Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Oncology, Gliwice
  • Prof. Andrzej Górski – Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Science; member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
  • Dr Łukasz Kozera – Wrocław Research Centre EIT+
  • Prof. dr hab. Anna Latos-Bieleńska – Department of Medical Genetics, Poznań University of Medical Science
  • Prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Marczewski – Department of Ethics, Anthropology and General Theory of Medicine, College of Management and Public Administration in Zamość
  • Dr Oktawian Nawrot – Department of Theory and Philosophy of State and Law, The University of Gdańsk
  • Dr Jakub Pawlikowski – Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy, Medical University of Lublin
  • Dr Jarosław Sak – Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy, Medical University of Lublin
  • Prof. dr hab. Maria Sąsiadek – Department of Genetics, Wrocław Medical University
  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Siedlecki – Institute of Oncology, Warsaw
  • Dr hab. Roman Sławeta – Department of Strategy, Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Prof. Tomasz Trojanowski – Medical University of Lublin, Chairman of the Lublin Branch of the Polish Academy of Science
  • Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Węgrzyn – Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Gdańsk
  • Prof. dr hab. Michał Witt – International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw
  • Ks. bp prof. dr hab. Józef Wróbel –Institute of Moral Theology, Catholic University of Lublin
  • Dr hab. Zbigniew Wróblewski – Institute of the Philosophy of Nature and the Natural Sciences, Catholic University of Lublin


Organizational Committee


  • Prof. dr hab. Janusz Kocki, MD, PhD - Chairman
  • Dr Jakub Pawlikowski, MD, PhD – vice-Chairman
  • Anna Zagaja, MA
  • Michał Dudziński, MD
  • Beata Dobrowolska, PhD
  • Aleksandra Kaczmarzewska, MA
  • Lidia Kotula, MD
  • Przemysław Lodej, MD
  • Rafał Patryn, PhD
  • Ewa Rzeszutko, MA
  • Katarzyna Wojciechowska, MD
  • Katarzyna Wojno, MA
  • Agnieszka Kowalska, MA


Conference Theme


The aim of the conference is an interdisciplinary discussion on the broadly understood ethical, philosophical, social, and legal issues connected with the dynamic development of contemporary genetics and the idea of personalised medicine. We invite you to submit your paper/poster concerning moral, legal and social aspects of genetic research, genetic counselling, prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, embryonic stem cells research, the patients’ rights in the context of genetic testing (such as the right to know and the right not to know, equal access to genetic service, protection of genetic data, the risk of discrimination based on genetic heritage, pharmacogenetic, patenting and commercialisation of genetic research as well as philosophical problems of genetic determinism and indeterminism and other issues connected with the theme of the conference.


The publication of conference materials

The organisers predict the publication of the received papers in indexed scientific journals: Diametros (ERIH list) and in Journal of General Medicine and Health Science. The works will be published after review. Details concerning the qualification and preparation of publications will be provided later.


The costs of participating in the conference

Full fee: 100 EUR

Reduced fee (students, PhD students): 50 EUR

The fee entitles to meals, conference materials and certificates of participation.


Submissions / Contact

Please send applications using the enclosed form on the following e-mail: The deadline for sending the application is 10 November 2011


Address and telephone number

Department of Clinical Genetics of the Medical University of Lublin, ul. Radziwiłłowska 11, 20-950 Lublin. Phone: 815288408,

Department of Ethics and Human Philosophy of the Medical University of Lublin. ul. Szkolna 18, 20-124 Lublin, Poland.Phone: 81710194,