Speakers

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Matthias Beck

The theologian, pharmacist, physician and book author Matthias Beck has been an associate university professor of moral theology with a focus on medical ethics since 2007. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2011. More about M. Beck

Prof. Prof. Ana Borovečki

Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Andrija Štampar, School of Public Health. Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology with Toxicology. More about A. Borovečki

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen

Endowed Professorship for Global Health – Social and Cultural Aspects at Bonn University in Germany. Senior Fellow at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) at Bonn University More about W. Bruchhausen

Prof. Maria Luisa Di Pietro

She is the director of the Center for Research and Studies on Procreative Health at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy.  Professor Di Pietro has  a degree in Medicine and Surgery and specializes in Endocrinology and Forensic Medicine. More on Maria L. Di Pietro

Prof. Alexis Fritz

He studied theology and philosophy in Graz, Innsbruck and Rome. He received his PhD in Catholic Theology from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau in 2008 on the topic „The End of the Naturalistic Fallacy as Knock-Out Argument. Semantic and Systematic Investigation of the Problem of Being-Sollen.“ At the University of Tübingen, he habilitated in 2016 in the field of moral theology/theological ethics on the topic „Der Anspruch der Bedürfnisse. Just Prioritization in Health Care“ and subsequently worked there as a private lecturer. In addition, he worked, among other things, from 2011 to 2018 as a lecturer for courses of the ethical-philosophical basic studies at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Professor Fritz is a member of the permanent working group „Basic Political and Ethical Questions“ of the Central Committee of German Catholics, a member of the International Association of German-Speaking Moral Theologians and Social Ethicists, and a theological advisor to Caritas Europe on social policy issues. More about A. Fritz

Prof. Henk ten Have

Professor emeritus at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. where he has been Director since 2010. Previously, he served in UNESCO as Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology (2003–2010). His recent works are: Global Bioethics—An Introduction (2016), Vulnerability—Challenging Bioethics (2016), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics (2016), and Wounded Planet (2019). More about H. ten Have

Dr. med Klemens Ochel, MPH

He has a doctorate in medicine specializing in General and tropical medicine. He is also a Mater of International Public Health. Dr. med Ochel works at the Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg, which is an institution leading in consulting of church organizations. More about K. Ochel

Dr. Sam Orach

Samuel Orochi Orach, is a graduate of Makerere University Medical School who holds a Master of Primary Health Care Management from Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy (1990) and a HHH Fellowship in Public Health Policy and Management from Emory University, Atlanta – Georgia, USA (2000). He has had several other trainings in health services management and governance and has served the sector, for over 36 years since June 1983. He is currently the Executive Secretary of Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), the health department of the Uganda Episcopal Conference. His main areas of interest are in Health Systems (HSS) (especially Corporate Governance and leadership) and Public-Private-Partnership for Health (PPPH) as a vehicle to service delivery and strengthening health systems. He has over 31 years of experience in public health management / leadership positions and has worked both in Government and in the church.

He is currently the Executive Secretary of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) in Uganda. More about S. Orach

Sr. Dr. Rita Schiffer

Sister Dr. Rita Schiffer is a sister from the order of  Missionsärztliche Schwestern, physician, gynaecologist, and medical director of the Attat hospital in Ethiopia. More about R. Schiffer

Luis Miguel Gutíerrez-Robledo, MD, PhD

Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France on geriatric medicine and the biology of aging; he currently serves as Director General of the National Institute of Geriatrics, at the National Institutes of Health in Mexico. He has been appointed by the National Academy of Medicine to serve as the expert lead of the Mexican Aging and Health Strategy. More about M. Guiterrez Robledo

Prof. Stephan Rothlin, SJ

Stephan Rothlin is Director of the Macau Ricci Institute. He serves also as the CEO and Founder of Rothlin International Management Corporate Social Responsibility Consulting in Beijing and in Hong Kong. His teaching and research interests is focused on International Busines Ethics and Responsible Entrepreneurship with a focus on China. He has offered educational consulting concerning Corporate Social Responsibility that encourage the business community and society at large to look at honesty, integrity, respect, transparency and responsibility as being an indispensable part of the proper conduct of business activities.
Dr. Rothlin acquired two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, in Philosophy (1981), Theology and Ethics (1987), from universities in Rome and Paris. He completed his academic studies in 1991 with a PhD in Economics and Philosophy and is fluent in six languages, including Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German which is his mother tongue. More about S Rothlin

Prof. Michael Rozier, SJ
He is Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University in the US. More aboutM. Rozier
Prof. Tyler VanderWeele, Ph.D.
He is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality, faculty affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and applied economics, and biostatistics.More about Prof. VanderWeele

Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo

Msgr. Vitillo pursued graduate studies in theology and psychology; he completed a Master of Social Work degree with concentrations in clinical social work and management.  He is a Catholic priest and served in Catholic Church-related charitable agencies at local, national, and global levels. Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo is the Secretary General of the International Catholic Migration Commission since June 2016. He is also Attaché at the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva/Switzerland

A national of the United States of America, Msgr. Vitillo is a trained social worker with a broad expertise in migration and refugee services, child protection, social services, human rights, HIV/AIDS and global health. From 2005 to 2016, he served as Head of Delegation of Caritas Internationalis in Geneva and as Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS.

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