Firstov Stepan



Physician, Politician, Social Activist, Associate Member of the World Medical Association

«The most important condition to implement the human right to health is professionally skilled and responsible for their work physicians. To protect a physician means to protect a patient.»

Stepan Firstov

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Issues on bioethics were discussed in Jerusalem.

02 January 2015

Experts from Russia took part in the international conference on bioethics, medical ethics and medical law. The conference took place in Jerusalem (Israel) on 6-8 January 2015. There were Leonid Mikhailov, General Secretary of the Russian Medical Community, and Stepan Firstov, representative of Self-Regulated System development in medicine, among experts.

The event was honored with the visit of Dr. Leonid Eidelman, President of the Israel Medical Association, and high-ranking officials of the World Medical Association such as Dr. Otmar Kloiber (Germany), General Secretary of the WMA, Dr. Xavier Deau (France), President of the World Medical Association.

Forum participants under the auspices of UNESCO exchanged information and experience, held seminars, listed to lectures and discussed various aspects of this relatively young science such as medical ethics and bioethics.

All known spheres of bioethics include transplantology, genetic engineering, euthanasia and cloning were discussed. However, not everyone knows that we face bioethics issues in everyday life.

The conference was organized in cooperation with a number of international and national organizations including UNESCO, the World Medical Association, the World Psychiatric Association, the World Association for Medical Law and the European Medical Students' Association.

This event was a platform for exchange of information and knowledge, discussions, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, programs and databases. The participants of the conference discussed a number of relevant issues on bioethics and medical ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa and in developing countries, on ethics in transplantation process, on consequences of ethical rationing in an epoch of limited resources and many other problems.

Specialists acquainted with educational programs and plans for academic institutions on bioethics to discuss cooperation in the development of new programs and to plan their activity for several years to come.

For reference

Bioethics is called the doctrine of moral side of human activity in medicine and biology. Ambiguous situations are constantly arisen in practice. As a result of the progress of biology science and medical knowledge, it requires constant discussion both in medical community and in the general public. The conference provides the opportunity for it.

Photos from the event can be found here


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