When in ‘Roam’…Transnational Patients: Practical and Ethical Implications for Medical Practices and Health Promotions Policy


9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

followed by a reception

Warwick-Evans Conference Room, Building D,

Georgetown University Medical Center

The Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics invites you to this Transnational Health and Health Promotion conference “When in Roam…” in collaboration with the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The conference is part of a Global Engagement Faculty Grant awarded to Drs. Kevin FitzGerald and James Giordano, and will bring together an international, interdisciplinary team of scholars with expertise in transnational science, health promotions, medical anthropology, ethics, and international health law.

The focus will be on approaches to current and future challenges in transnational health care and will address practical, ethical as well as functional aspects of caring for transnational patients, including refugees, (im)migrants, and medical tourists, with emphasis upon possibilities for health care/health promotion policies.

Please RSVP by emailing Nina Zeldes, nez2@georgetown.edu.


James Giordano PhD, MPhil; Professor, Department of Neurology, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, and Co-director, O’Neill-Pellegrino Center Program in Brain Science and Global Health Law and Policy, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Kevin T. FitzGerald PhD, SJ; Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics , Professor, Department of Molecular Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Prof. Dr. Niko Kohls; Professor of Integrative Health Promotions, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany

Dr. Eileen Moore; Associate Dean for Community Education and Advocacy, Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Nöfer; Professor of Business Administration, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger; Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Nina Zeldes; Doctoral candidate, Freie Universität Berlin; Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University

Tentative Schedule


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