Past events

European Clinical Ethics Network (ECEN)

Oxford, 11 September 2019

We hereby invite you to attend the 6th ECEN Open Forum Day!

The European Clinical Ethics Network (ECEN) was founded in 2005 by Veronique Fournier (Paris) and Bert Molewijk (Amsterdam) in order to share both clinical and research experiences regarding clinical ethics support in general (such as: clinical ethics consultation and moral case deliberation). The increasing prominence of these activities within the domain of clinical ethics necessitates transparency and improvements with respect to theory, methodology, quality and results of research of clinical ethics support services. The ECEN is a small network consisting of 31 members from 20 European countries. The ECEN meets once a year.

The ECEN have created an initiative called "Open Forum Day" as a platform organized by and for people with experience in the practice, research and training of clinical ethics support.

This year's topic:

Education and Training for Clinical Ethics Support staff members

We want to exchange and share programs, ideas and experiences on education and training in the field of Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS) and equivalent structures;

We want to inform colleagues about different approaches from different countries to support quality in ethics consultation;

We want to discuss issues of evaluation concerning such training programs.

You are invited to join us and share your experiences, research designs & plans, results and questions with your professional peers within the field of CESS.

At the end of the ECEN OFD we will organize an interactive panel session on

'Innovative ways of doing CES: examples & ideas beyond traditional CES conceptions'

Registration & Payment

The Open Forum Day is organized prior to the EACME conference (see There is a maximum of 50 participants (first come first serve). Please register by sending an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . Participants will have to pay a fee of 20 £ for room, coffee/tea and lunch (to be paid on site).

We hope to see you in Oxford!

ECEN Steering Group:
Bert Molewijk, Anne Slowther, Silviya Aleksandrova, Gerald Neitzke, Cristina Gavrilovici