UNESCO Chair in Bioethics


  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Law
  • Ave. Diagonal, 684
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu
  • Master in Bioethics and Law
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • master.bd@ub.edu


XVII International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics of the University of Barcelona: “Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and neuroethics”

On February 9, 2023, the Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) - UNESCO Chair in Bioethics of the University of Barcelona organizes the XVII International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics: “Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and neuroethics”.

The seminar is free, with prior registration, and will be held in a hybrid format, both in-person and online.

Check out the full program here.




After the decade of the brain, neuroscience research showed unthinkable technological advances, opening the way for the unavoidable need for multidisciplinary work in research applied to the field of health, particularly in neurosciences.

Important changes regarding the diagnosis, intervention, and recovery of neurological diseases are already occurring and are expected. Neuroscience research also shows future advances around mental health and the chance of developing multidimensional techniques that make it possible to establish accurate diagnoses and even new therapeutic possibilities.

Research around the brain (in particular, the human one) demands generous funding, suggesting that a variety of actors and institutions understand that neuroscience has a significant potential to improve neuroscience therapeutic practices in the clinical and surgical fields.

In any case, there is also a current of intense skepticism regarding the offers (diagnostic and therapeutic), which goes hand in hand with the uncertainties still associated with this field of research and its impact on the “real” world of medicine: human rights, privacy, autonomyinterference and manipulation, as well as, of course, equality.

  • Date and time: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (Spanish time, UTC+1)
  • Hybrid format:

    • In-person: Aula Magna, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Medicine Campus, University of Barcelona (Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona). Limited capacity

    • Online: live broadcast. The link will be provided by email, prior registration

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