Continuing from our previous workshops on risk (2019), medical innovation (2018), and hybrid warfare (2016), the 11th MME Workshop in 2022 shall focus on how (bio-) technological developments on the one hand and the changing modes of warfare on the other hand will shape the future role of military health care providers (HCP). The fundamental legal and ethical obligations of HCP (e.g. neutrality, impartiality, medical ethics) have to prove themselves in the wake of technological developments and new forms of warfare, which both have the potential to cause disruptive changes.
The workshop will take place from 16-18 June 2022 as a hybrid workshop, hosted offline in Spiez/ Swiezterland and online via zoom. Please find more information in the program below.
Change can of course be positive or negative. It can transform the world for the better or for the worse, it can lead to the realization of utopian or dystopian prospects. In the 2022 workshop, we want to discuss the potential of new technologies to improve medical care, to provide more effective force protection, etc but also take into account how the role of (mililtary) HCP may be impacted, modified, or transformed over time either intentionally or as an indirect long-term effect of using future technologies.
As we would like to include a variety of perspectives presentations will include reports, scientific papers and studies on emerging technologies, as well as philosophical papers and legal background analyses. According to the tradition of the workshop series, we have invited presentations by academics and researchers as well as military and humanitarian health care providers.
The program has been be published on the website of the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics and can be downloaded at https://melac.ch/images/PDF/Lili2022/LILI.2022-Program.pdf
Information about participation and registration can be found on the website of the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics: