Professor Chris Gastmans



Chris Gastmans (1966) is Full Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine, Belgium.

From 2002 until 2015, he was a member of the Bureau – as Secretary-General, Treasurer, and President – of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) to which 66 centres for medical ethics in Europe are affiliated.

Chris Gastmans is the coordinator of various empirical and philosophical research projects regarding ethical issues in care for older adults and end-of-life care. He published more than 130 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has recently co-edited ‘Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium’ (2018, Cambridge University Press). From 7 until 10 July 2020 he will co-ordinate the 6th edition of the Summer Course on Ethics in Dementia Care (www.cbmer.be).