EMSA’s European Week of Ethics
16th February 2017
The European Medical Students’ Association organised in the collaboration with their Lithuanian members, the European Week of Ethics. This year’s main topic was reproductive health. This was a type of the event where debate was imperative and encouraged. The participants were fed information by university lecturers, young doctors and inter- professional key opinion leaders. There were no sponsors involved and the weight was entirely on academic ethical approach. Basic knowledge of genetics, sexuality and psychological aspects of it, artificial insemination were needed to comprehend the lectures as some were on a significantly professional level. Discussion was raised on the topics of embryo freezing and abortion. It seems that a great inequality and misbalance define the European image on these subjects, which calls for action. The governments aren’t easy to influence and conservative political climates are at a growing popularity. Students are the future generations and it is my belief that accurate information is the key to better composing of the demographic image of specialists in the ethical domain. Dentists can often be involved in ethical dilemmas, especially in situations where a patient has disclosed information of their health conditions. I believe a debate on a certain subject will be a great addition to any future EDSA organised event.