Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting – Presented by Saskia Nagel, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen

Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting – Presented by Saskia Nagel, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen, at the 3D Medical Conference 2018 , which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D bioprinting opens a fascinating field for research and applications.

The presentation will explore the ethical promises and challenges of 3D medical printing and focus on the key values at stake. It will discuss how existent and emerging technologies can not only radically transform the use of medical devices and products, but also how they challenge our understanding of what is natural, human, and ultimately desirable in health care. The presentation will end with suggesting ways towards morally responsible research and innovation and open questions to explore.


What drives you?

The desire to contribute to research and innovation that is morally responsible and that ultimately enhances the quality of life of individuals and society. I am curious about ever new research areas and successes, and aim to support responsible translation, based on a solid understanding of scientific and technological impact.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

It should raise awareness of the ethical challenges raised, and motivate people to think out of the box. Ideally, people will consider which values they would like to support with their work and which understanding of the technological process and product they would like to foster.

About Prof. Dr. Saskia Nagel
Saskia Nagel has a background in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, and a PhD in Neuroethics. She works at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, life sciences technologies. She has developed approaches to individual and societal challenges in a technological culture, with a focus on the ethical, anthropological, and social consequences of neuroscientific progress. She is particularly interested in how technologies influence our self-understanding, and how they impact our understanding of autonomy and responsibility.

About University of Twente
The University of Twente is a modern, entrepreneurial university, leading in the area of new technologies and a catalyst for change, innovation and progress in society. Our strength lies in our capacity to combine. We are working on future technologies including: ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology for which behavioural and social science research are essential. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovations take place at the cutting edge of these technologies and their impact on humanity and societies.

About RWTH Aachen 
RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialised world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.

3D Medical Printing ConferenceAbout 3D Medical Conference
On January 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands, will host a two-day event focused on 3D Medical Printing. Each day has different topics.

Day 1, Jan 30:

Day 2, Jan 31:

The audience, a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creatives, will get an excellent overview and insight in the medical tech developments from different perspectives.

Combination tickets are available and can be purchased on any of the conference websites.

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