• Bratislava Dialogues on Bioethics - Seminars of the Institute of Health Care Ethics, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava (Limbová 14, Bratislava - Kramáre). Held since the Summer Semester 2017-2018, in Slovak Language (occassionally an international guest's presentation in English). All interested people welcome! No entrance fee, no pre-registration necessary. Dates for the Winter Semester 2018 - 2019: 19.9., 17.10., 21.11., 12.12.2018 on 14:00-15:30. PROGRAM - here.
  • No. 3-4/2017 of the journal Medical Ethics & Bioethics was published. It can be downloaded in PDF - here.
  • Symposium on the occassion of the 25th anniversary of founding of the Institue of Medical Ethics and Bioethics of the Institute for Postgtraduate Education of Health Care Professionals and of the Medical Facultz of the Comenius University in Bratislava (at present the Institute of Health Care Ethics od the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava), 12th December 2017, Slovak Medical University, Limbová 14, 4th Floor (upon invitation only).
  • International Bioethics Conference – Genetic Tests for Health Purposes in Central and Eastern Europe, Bratislava, May 29 - 30, 2014. Organized by the Secretariat of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) of the Council of Europe under the Program DEBRA. Primary participants were delegations of CEE countries (by invitation). Local organizer was IMEB n.f. with respective Slovak Authorities. For more information write to Prof. Jozef Glasa ( (chair of the local Organizing Committee), or to DH-BIO Secretariat - Dr. Laurence Lwoff, director (

    Proceedings of the conference were published, free download - here.

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Welcome at the web page Institute of Medical Ethics and Bioethics, n. f. (IMEB)!

It brings you news and professional information from the field of bioethics and information about the activities, research and educational projects and publications of IMEB – including the complete archive of the IMEB journal Medical Ethics & Bioethics. It also informs about the activities of the Institute of Health Care Ethics (IHCE) of the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. IMEB and IHCE closely collaborate according to the mutual collaboration agreement signed in 2001 by Director of IMEB and by the Rector of SMU.

For ethics committees members, IMEB web contains updated national and international guidelines and recommendations, selection of ethics codes and legislation texts, information about meetings (bioethics conferences, courses, congresses) and a complete archive of the Continuous Course for Ethics Committees – Minirepetitorium for Ethics Committees (in Slovak language only).

For ethics committees’ members, the web page gives information on the international FP6 EC project EUREC – European Network of Ethics Committees for Research (EUREC), and connecting link to the webpage of the project. IMEB belongs to the founding partners of EUREC.

For those interested in the broad area of contemporary bioethics, the web page brings an updated selection of materials, publications and links organized according to the key areas of interest and work of IMEB – medical ethics, ethics in nursing, ethics in public health, bioethics; as well as the updated information on bioethics conferences and congresses in Slovakia and worldwide, especially in Europe.

Prof. Jozef Glasa, MD, PhD, PhD - director of IMEB n. f.