Members of the Bioethics Commission
25 members representing the fields of medicine (especially reproduction medicine, gynaecology, psychiatry, oncology, and pathology), molecular biology and genetics, law, sociology, philosophy and theology.
The Austrian Bioethics Commission consists of 25 members representing the fields of medicine (especially reproduction medicine, gynaecology, psychiatry, oncology, and pathology), molecular biology and genetics, law, sociology, philosophy and theology. The length of the term is three years and membership renewals are possible. A chair person and two vice chair persons are appointed by the Federal Chancellor.
UNESCO – Chair on Bioethics of the Medical University of Vienna, Director of the Josephinum – Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine; Key researcher of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD); former Vice Rector of the Medical University of Vienna (2011-2015); former Member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (2008-2015); Member of the National Health Council.
Chair of the Austrian Bioethics Commission
Professor for Medical Genetics, Head of the Centre for Path Biochemistry and Genetics at the Medical University of Vienna, Head of the Institute for Medical Genetics at the Medical University of Vienna, Chair Member of the Austrian Society of Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology, Vice President of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development.
First Vice Chair of the Austrian Bioethics Commission
Professor for Philosophy at the University of Vienna, at present Professor for Medical Ethics at the Donau University of Krems, former Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Studies at the University of Vienna, Head of the Research Platform for Ethics and Science at the University of Vienna, Deputy General Director of the ICU Dubrovnik, Chair Member of the European Society for Philosophy, Ethics and Health Care (ESPMH), Member of the supervisory board at the private Foundation Sigmund Freud, Member in several Ethics Commissions at Austrian Hospitals and other Institutions (for example University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Academia Superior etc.).
Second Vice Chair of the Austrian Bioethics Commission
Associate Professor for Moral Theology with a specification for Medical Ethics, Expert at the German Bundestag, Memberships: Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) in Brussels, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Academy for Medical Ethics, European Society for Catholic Theology (ESCT/ET), International Association for Moral Theology and Social Ethics, Association of Bioethicists in Central Europe (BCE), Member of the "Pontifical Academy for Life" in the Vatican.
Professor for Criminal Law at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz since October 2009, Head of the Department for Practice of Criminal Law Sciences and Medical Criminal Law. Member of several sociopolitical Commissions (Commission for Victims Protection Upper Austria, Commission for Criminal Law Execution Upper Austria, Advisory Council for Human Rights BMI) and parliamentary Committee (Commission of enquiry for the reform of the criminal law sanctions, Sub-Committee for the reform of the code of criminal procedure).
Psychoanalytic Association of Vienna, Specialist in Psychiatry and Neurology. Vice Chair of the Psychoanalytic Association of Vienna.
Associate Professor for Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Head of the Department for Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, President of the "Austrian Society for Sterility, Fertility, and Endocrinology".
Specialist for Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Board Member of the Austrian Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology. 2008, conferment of the title "Professor". 2010, Ignatius Nascher Award for Geriatrics of the City of Vienna. Member of the Vienna Advisory Council for Bioethics and Medical Ethics. Member of the Advisory Council for Geriatrics at the Federal Ministry of Health.
Specialist in Internal Medicine (Cardiology and Intensive Medicine), Medical Head of the Health Website Netdoktor.at GmbH, former Head of the Healthcare Centre Sanatorium Hera, former Speaker of the Austrian Hospital and Healthcare Services Platform (Austrian Association for public economy and non-profit-making sector VÖWG) and Member of the Steering Committee (HOSPEEM, Brussels).
Professor of Experimental and Comparative Pathology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Pathology at the Medical University of Vienna, Head of the Department of Laboratory Pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and Deputy Head of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research in Vienna.
General Manager of the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine at the University of Vienna, Academic Staff Member at the Medical University of Vienna, Member of the Board of the Austrian Patient Safety Foundation. Specialist in Medical Law.
Professor for Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics at the Medical University of Vienna, Head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine (Serology and Infection Diagnostics) at the Hietzing Hospital with Neurological Centre Rosenhügel.
Professor for Austrian and European public law at the Johannes Kepler University Linz; head of the Law Lab at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT); head of the Austrian Academy of Administrative Jurisdiction.
Johannes Gobertus Meran
Professor for Internal Medicine, Head of the Department Internal Medicine at the Barmherzige Brüder Hospital of Vienna, Editor of "Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift" (International Medical Journal founded in 1851 in Vienna), Professor for Pastoral Medicine at the Philosophy-Theological College of Heiligenkreuz, Member of the Board of the Austrian Society of Hematology and Oncology.
Lawyer, expert for biopolitics, bioethics and human rights, head of the political department of the Institute of Marriage and Family of the Austrian Bishops' Conference.
Professor at the Teaching Center (previously the Department of Medical Education and Training) at the Medical University of Vienna, internist and professor of internal medicine, secondary specialization in gastroenterology and hepatology. In addition to his many other functions, he is founder of the initiative NEIN ZU KRANK UND ARM ("No to sick and poor"), which is committed to providing quick and unbureaucratic help to sick people experiencing poverty and to mobilizing public support by acting as a mouthpiece for those affected by poverty.
Professor of paediatrics and specialist in paediatric hematology-oncology. Deputy at the department of Stem Cell Transplantation at St. Anna Children's Hospital, Vienna. Member of the Austrian Health Council, the Scientific Committee for Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, the Scientific Board of AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety), and the Leading Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Vienna. Deputy spokesperson of the Austrian Society for Haematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation. Former head of the Paediatric Diseases Working Party of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2008-2014), member of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, and at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's College London. Director of the Centre for the Studies of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCos) at the University of Vienna. Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), of the British Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and elected foreign member of the Danish Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters. Bellagio Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation. Former member of the Ethics Group of the National DNA Database at the U.K. Home Office.
Professor of Moral Theology, Department of Catholic Theology, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, longstanding Member of the Ethics Committee of Euro Transplant for many years and of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Graz.
Consultant in Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Cardiology; Medical Director and Head of the Department for Internal Medicine, Kardinal Schwarzenberg Klinikum, Schwarzach im Pongau; President of the Federation of Austrian Societies for Intensive Care Medicine (2018-2021); Past-President of the Austrian Society for Internal and General Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (2014-2017); Head of the Working Group on Quality Improvement of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine; Visiting Professor at Medical University of Vienna (Josephinum).
Former Head of the District Court Donaustadt in Vienna, Chair of the Austrian Working-Group for Rehabilitation (ÖAR), Chair of the Austrian Civilian Disabled Association (ÖZIV).
MD Professor, Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology; Visiting Professor, University of Siegen.
Head of Ethics of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Austrian Province. Adjunct professor for Legal Ethics at University of Vienna’s Faculty of Law, Department of Legal Philosophy.
Professor of Private Law at the University of Vienna, President of the European Law Institute (ELI), Chair of the Academy Council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Co-Chair of the German Data Ethics Committee, Member of the Academia Europea, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the International Academy for Comparative Law and the American Law Institute. Until 2008 holder of the Chair of Civil Law and Medical Law at the University of Göttingen, 2000-2008 Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies; 1999-2008 Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Law/Department of Medical and Pharmaceutical Law at the University of Göttingen, 2001-2008 Member of the Ethical Review Committee at the University Hospital Göttingen.
Associate university professor of medical biochemistry at the Medical University of Innsbruck. Set up the interdisciplinary bioethics network Ethucation. Head of the Austrian Unit and board member of the European Division, International Network, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa). Vice-chair of the Science and Responsibility (Wissenschaft & Verantwortlichkeit) association (WuV). Member of the advisory board in the Medical Humanities research centre, University of Innsbruck. Visiting professor at King's College, London from 2015-2016 (research into bioethics of new biotechnologies in medicine).