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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Bioethics Academy (SNFBA), which aims to expand awareness of bioethics in Greece, recently gathered program alumni in Athens in furtherance of this mission.

The SNFBA holds an annual intensive course, free to participants, which has invited more than 200 professionals in the fields of clinical research and health policy from Greece to learn about topics like ethical boundaries in biomedical research.

This alumni event, which was held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and featured a panel discussion on ethical lessons learned from the pandemic in Greece, offered an opportunity to reinforce the network effects of the SNFBA, whose ultimate aim is to foster a robust, self-sustaining bioethics community in the country.

Launched in 2019 with exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the SNFBA is organized through a partnership between the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Bioethics Chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. The course is co-directed by Professors Jeffrey Kahn, the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Berman Institute, and Effy Vayena, Head of the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at ETH Zurich.