DIBSS / Dubrovnik International Bioethics & Science School
May 18th - 19th, 2019 / IUC/CAAS, Don Frana Bulića 4, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dubrovnik International Bioethics and Science School Program includes a series of lectures, case studies and round tables.

Two dozen speakers will address important contemporary questions that arise where advances in general and data science meet society, ethics and the law.

How do we ensure that advances in data science benefit all of us, and not just private interests? Who will, and who should, take responsibility for the power and the challenges that stem from the data sciences? What can, and what ought we, automate, and how do we adapt current legal and ethical frameworks to the digital frontiers? 

The Conference will be held under the auspice of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia.

Join us at the 2019 DIBSS Conference to take part in the discussion with leading national and international scholars, including:


Stjepan Orešković
President of the Organizing Committee
Chairman, Center for Research and Promotion of Best Practice in HealthCare
Effy Vayena
Conference Keynote Speaker
Professor of Bioethics at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
Matthias Mann
President of the Scientific Committee
Director, Department of Protoeomics and Signal Transduction at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich
Andrea Renda
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy at the Centre for European Policy Studies
Andrzej Rys
Director responsible for health systems, medical products and innovation Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Boris Brkljačić
President of the European Society of Radiology, Professor, University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Christine Mitchell
Executive Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Dorjan Marušič
Chairman of the Board of Directors, American Accreditation Commission International (AACI)
Edward Cronan
Hogarth Chambers
Helle Porsdam
Professor of Law and Humanities UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Istvan Csizmadia
Head of International Programmes and Projects at National Healthcare Service Center (ÁEEK), Hungary
Jason Bobe
Director of the Sharing Lab at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Lorenzo Pengo
Director Healthcare Central Eastern Europe, Microsoft Corporation
Luigi Bertinato
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Clinical Governance Coordinator
Maiko Mori Watanabe
Department of General Education in Medical School of Jichi Medical University, Japan
Michael F. Chou
Director of Human Subjects Research for the Harvard Personal Genome Project
Mildred Z. Solomon
President of The Hastings Center New York, Professor, Harvard Medical School
Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak
Director, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia
Nina Schwalbe
Chief Executive Officer, Spark Street Consulting and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
Rain Laane
Chairman of the Management Board/CEO
Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF)
Roberto Andorno
School of Law & Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Sebastian Porsdam Mann
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and the University of Copenhagen
Suzanne Babich
Professor, Associate Dean of Global Health, Indiana University
Tin Orešković
Data Scientist, Chief Analytics Office, MIT-IBM AI Lab, IBM, New York, USA
Valerie Bradley
Founder and President Emerita of the Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge, USA