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Meeting Room 2, Conference Centre, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark 


Monday 24th October

 9.30              Opening of the conference

 9.45              Professor Finn Skou Pedersen, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU:

                      The Biology of the Zika Virus

                      Questions and Discussion

10.30-11.00    Coffee

11.00              Professor Ruth Faden, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins:

                      Ethical Issues in the Zika Virus Vaccine Trials and Pregnancy

                      Response by

                      Vice-Dean Lise Wogensen Bach, Faculty of Health Sciences, AU


13.00             Lunch

14.00             Ass. Professor Anne Line Dalsgaard, Dept. of Anthropology, AU (Clarissa Martins, Federal

University of São Carlos and Maria Nielsen, Dept. of Anthropology, AU):

                      Zika Virus in Brazil – an Anthropological Point of View

                      Questions and Discussion

14.45             Coffee

15.15             General Discussion


Tuesday 25th October

9.30               Ass. Professor Morten Dige, Dept. of Philosophy and History of Ideas, AU:

                      Procreation Ethics and the Four Principles

                      Questions and Discussion

10.30             Coffee

11.00             Ass. Professor Mette Ebbesen, Centre for Bioethics and Nanoethics, AU:

                      Philosophical end Empirical Justification of the Four Principles

                      Questions and Discussion

12.00             Professor Svend Andersen, Dept. of Theology, AU:

                      The Four Principles and the Golden Rule

                      Questions and Discussion


14.00             In the AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B

                      Professor Tom L. Beauchamp, The Kennedy Institute, Georgetown University:

                      A Defense of Universal Principles and Common Morality

15.30             Reception