Lecture: Ethics of Big Data in Medicine

25th June 2024 || 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. || University Main Building, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, room 213/214

Ethics in the digitalization of medicine encompasses considerations such as trust, digital privacy, and informed consent, especially within the realm of big data. This seminar explores the vital aspects of trust, privacy, and autonomy (informed consent) against the backdrop of the evolving digital landscape in healthcare. It is designed for both early-career scholars and anyone interested in the ethical dimensions of medicine in the era of big data.


  • Big Data and trust
  • Digital privacy
  • Big Data and autonomy
  • Big data and biobanking
  • Digitalization in medicine

Number of participants: approx. 35
Course language: English

Participation fee
free of charge

Prof. Dr. Gert Helgesson, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (lecturer)
Prof. Dr. Johann-Christian Põder, Faculty of Theology, University of Rostock
Corina Reinheckel, Head of the Graduate Academy and Coordination of the Mare Balticum Fellowship Program || corina.reinheckeluni-rostockde

Organized as part of the Mare Balticum Fellowship Program at the University of Rostock.

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Please register for the event by e-mail: johann-christian.poderuni-rostockde (subject: Registration Helgesson, lecture "Ethics of Big Data in Medicine").