Friday on 7th February 2020, Sapienza University of Rome organized the “Innovative Medical Education in the Digital Era” international conference, through the Sapienza Information-Based Technology InnovaTion Center for Health (STITCH. The event was under the aegis of the European CIVIS Consortium, of which the University of Bucharest is a member.
The conference gathered professors, doctors and experts in medical education and new technologies from some of the most reputed European universities. Digital education, medical electronic learning tools, ethical approaches in medical education, medical libraries as high standard learning centres and simulation laboratories are some of the topics tackled within the conference. The conference’s main purpose was to create an interdisciplinary group for medical education and new technologies that may contribute to progress and innovation.
Assoc. professor Sorin Costreie, PhD, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Member of the Steering Committee of CIVIS attended the event on behalf of the University of Bucharest and led the third conference session on “Ethical Issues in Medical Education & Medical Humanities”. The session was also attended by Assoc. Professor Emanuel Socaciu, PhD, of the Faculty of Philosophy, member of the Research Centre in Applied Ethics and Professor Elena Druică, PhD, from the Faculty of Business Administration, who presented the paper “Sacrificial dilemmas and the moral intuitions of medical students”. Lecturer Emilian Mihailov, PhD, of the Faculty of Philosophy, delivered a presentation on “Machines in action! The challenge of empathy in medical practice”.
Here you can see the full programme of the “Innovative Medical Education in the Digital Era” international conference.
The European Civic University called “CIVIS” is an ambitious initiative that aims to build a self-standing European alliance gathering of eight of the most important European universities.
Aix Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholms Universitet (Sweden), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany).
As a European Union pilot project within the European Universities Alliance initiative, CIVIS will be a role model and will define the way in which universities can reunite, in order to increase opportunities for 400.000 students and 55.000 staff members. CIVIS aims to promote values, culture, European citizenship among young generations of students and also represents a bridge between Europe, the Mediterranean zone and Africa. More details about CIVIS alliance can be found here.