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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Ethics of engineering life continues to excite minds of the world medical community

18 June 2022

Nowadays engineering of molecular and cellular systems for its clinical application is a unique achievement of the last decade. By means of such methods it becomes possible to treat at the level of cells and genes. Successful attempts to restore vision, control the metabolic process, and grow organs and tissues of the body for transplantation have been recorded. Looking far ahead, this clinical systems as well as methods make possible to change and correct genome of a patient. However, do not forget of the ethical aspects of this kind of manipulations. Pontifical Academy for Life in Vatican city takes a thorough approach and organizes the 1st International Conference «Ethics of Engineering Life», which is scheduled for 26-27 September 2022 in Rome, Italy. The organizers are the Universities of Basel and Zurich, Pontifical Academy for Life and Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù. Members of the world medical communities, doctors, including the WMA AM, Presidium Member of the Society of doctors of Russia Stepan Firstov are allowed to join.

Speakers presentations and seminars are scheduled for two days from 9:00-19:00. Prominent representatives of the world medical community discuss the following issues: religion, ethics and gene-based engineering, molecular systems, gene therapy, cell therapy, ethics and organoid-based engineering. The young generation will not be forgotten. During the event, young researchers session is planned. 10- minute presentations of young researches will be listened. 28 September 2022 holds attendance of the public audience of Pope Francis. Jesuit Auditorium at the General Curia of the Society of Jesus is ready to seat a large number of guests and become a kind of Ethics Parliament.