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Talk at BETİM: Medicine and Art (in Turkish) – by M. S. Tokaç & Y. Çetinkaya, 11 May 2015

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Tıp ve Sanat (Medicine and Art)

Monday 11 May 2015, 7pm

Talk in Turkish


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All welcome, registration not required

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May 7, 2015 at 10:07 am

John Harris (Manchester) workshop at BETIM Center for Medical Humanities in Istanbul 23 Nov 2013

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How to get there (nearest tram stop: Fındıkzade):


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November 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) Congress Istanbul

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Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine (Çapa) and the Beşikçizade Center for Medical Humanities (BETİM) are hosting the 7th annual congress of the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH). 

Dates: 11-14 September 2013

Conference fee: €50 to be paid at registration (waived for unsalaried students)Image


The programme can be downloaded from the ISCH website:


See you all at the congress in September!

Written by rainerbroemer

August 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Palliative Medicine: History, cultural, philosophical and ethical dimensions

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Petra Kutscheid (Dernbach, Germany) will lead a one-day workshop on palliative medicine, its history and its cultural, philosophical, and ethical dimensions on Saturday, 14 September 2013.

Host institution is the Beşikçizade Center for Medical Humanities (located near Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, map see below).

Working languages are Turkish and German (simultaneous translation available)


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August 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Conf. Health, Culture, and the Human Body 13-15 Sept 2012

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Conf. Health, Culture, and the Human Body 13-15 Sept 2012

Demographic change in a globalized world raises not only social and economic issues but also ethical problems within the medical system of aging societies. Medical care for elderly people cannot be conceptualized and organized without considering a cultural understanding of aging and the economic and social circumstances of a given society. In this regard this conference will focus on ethical, historical and epidemiological perspectives of aging in a global world. Further subjects of the conference are the beginning of life and sexually transmitted diseases, which will also be discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This conference will focus on selected cases from Turkey, Germany, and other countries closely connected by substantial migration processes, as they had been earlier through medical scientific exchanges and common clinical practice. After the well received first round held in Germany (Mainz) in 2010, the aim of the Istanbul conference is to establish a discussion platform for different ethical considerations among historically connected countries.


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August 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

Clinical Ethics · Concepts, Problems and Challenges (Workshop Istanbul)

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On 17 September 2012, the second workshop will be held at the new Besikcizade Medical Humanities Center (Beşikçizade Tıp ve İnsani Bilimler Merkezi, BETİM), launched by hayatvakfı (http://www.hayatvakfi.org.tr/ ).


Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Sass (USA/Germany) will lead a one-day workshop on the topic ‘Clinical Ethics · Concepts, Problems and Challenges’ from 9.15am to 4pm.

Description of the Workshop:

In parallel with the scientific developments in modern medicine we observe an increase in the number of ethical problems arising in medical practice. Solving these problems has become a complex task. Especially in the last 20 years, clinical ethics has come to the fore as an academic discipline addressing these issues. In this workshop, world-renowned philosopher Hans Martin Sass will first outline the historical development of clinical ethics in the Western world and then discuss ethical decision making in clinical everyday life and its challenges. Subsequently, he will introduce the Bochum Working Paper, which he himself developed as a tool for solving medical ethical problems. Finally, his concept will be analyzed in its application to interesting and complex clinical cases.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Marin Sass is a Founding Member of the Zentrum für Medizinische Ethik (Center for Medical Ethics) at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and Emeritus Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, as well as Honorary Professor at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China, and Academic Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He read philosophy and religious studies in Erlangen, Marburg and Münster, Germany. He earned his PhD 1962 at Münster University with a thesis on Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion. Having published widely on Hegel, Marx, and Heidegger, for the last 30 years Sass has focused on Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics.

Workshop languages are Turkish and English (with simultaneous translation provided).

Registration is required electronically by 7 September 2012, please, contact betim.bilgi@yandex.com, providing your name, institutional affiliation, mobile phone number, and e-mail address

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how to get there

Written by rainerbroemer

August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am