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Dear audience, it is a
pleasure for me today
to give you the presentation on the ethical and
legal framework for international tissue transfer.
My name is Dr. Christian
Lenk and I'm a professor of
medical ethics at the
Institute for the History,
Theory and Ethics of Medicine
at Ulm University in Germany.
To come now to the first slide,
the table of contents
you see here.
Firstly, there will be
a short introduction
into the theme for you.
Then afterwards, I will go to
the so-called no-property
the bundle theory of property
regarding human tissue.
There are also some important
conventions in this field.
For example, the European Convention
on Human Rights and Biomedicine,
and further on we will deal with
commodification of body material,
and also question whether it is a
damage by loss of such material.
Further on, we also treat the so-called
double character of body material,
and the anonymisation and
pseudonormalisation of body material,
mainly as measurements for privacy
and confidentiality in medicine.
Another important declaration
and document, number nine,
is the Declaration of Taipei from
the World Medical Association,
which is on health
databases and biobanks.
Finally, I will draw some conclusions
for practice and present the literature
To give you a short
introduction into the scene,