Plenary Session

Transhumanism: Progress of mankind or Faustian pact? Anyways an opportunity that can’t be missed


Einstein ABC March 22, 2018 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM

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Didier de Canniere, MD, PhD

Transhumanism: Progress of mankind or Faustian pact? Anyways an opportunity that can’t be missed

The conference will discuss the issue of transhumanism with the guiding thread of the history of cardiac surgery and the total artificial heart, alluding to the relationships between science, technology and ethics. It will pursue the double objective of stimulating a critical reflection about the way Medtech could impact the future from the perspective of a technician of the human body and the one of adressing the current status of an economic opportunity that cannot be missed for Belgium.