biosketches: candidates executive committee

August 2003

Bert Gordijn (1965) studied philosophy and history at the universities of Utrecht, Strasbourg and Freiburg im Breisgau. In December 1995, he got his doctorate in Philosophy with a thesis on personal identity. Since March 1996 he has been working as a lecturer in Medical Ethics at the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine at the University of Nijmegen. He also works as a clinical ethicist at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen. As such, he is the scientific secretary of the HEC as well as a member of the IRB at said centre. Bert Gordijn also has ample experience with ethics consultation in the Netherlands and abroad. Currently, he is setting up a national IRB and several HECs in Surinam (South-America). He also supports the setting up of medical ethics as a discipline at the Anton de Kom University of Paramaribo (Surinam). In September next he will get his doctorate in Medical Ethics with a thesis on medical utopian thinking. His current research interests include new technologies, clinical ethics, research ethics, medical decisions at the end of life and dental ethics. Being a member of the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine in Nijmegen and having worked in close association with Henk ten Have, Bert Gordijn knows all the ins and outs of the ESPMH secretariat as well as the procedures. He is also backed by adequate assistance and support from the department. Hence, he would be able to guarantee continuity for the ESPMH secretariat.

Soren Hølm is my name and I was educated as a medical doctor and philosopher in Copenhagen. I am currently Professor of Clinical Bioethics at the University of Manchester, and Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo. I have Been a member of the ESPMH since 1988, and a member of the board since 1999. My research interests are broad and include medical philosophy as well as medical ethics. I have some previous administrative experience as treasurer of the International Association of Bioethics from 1999-2003.

Maurizio Mori, (MA. in philosophy, University of Arizona at Tucson, PhD., University of Milan) teaches bioethics at the University of Turin, Italy. He contributed to bioethics since late '70s; in 1985 he started a bioethical group working within the Center "Politeia" in Milan; in 1989 he was a cofounder of the "Consulta di Bioetica", an Association devoted to promote bioethics in a pluralistic view. Since 1993 he is the editor of Bioetica. Rivista interdisciplinare, the only Italian journal of bioethics open to ethical pluralism.He wrote five books (one defending a utilitarian view, two on artificial insemination, one on abortion, and the last one a textbook) and over 230 papers published on Italian and International journals. His major interests are on reproductive issues and end of life ones.
He was a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Bioethics from 1992 to 2001; President of the Ethics Committee of the S. Paolo Hospital in Milano from May 1998 to October 2000; member of the "Dulbecco Commission". Currently he is a member of the Ethics Commission for End-of-Life Issues at the Fondazione Floriani in Milan, and of the Local Ethics Committee at the Public Hospital in Cremona.