John Paul II Institute of Bioethics Business Plan Year 2023

by | 3 Apr 2024

Diplomas and Courses in Bioethics

  • Diploma in Bioethics, values and Cuban thought at the Center for Reflection and Dialogue, Matanzas. Resp. DrC Leister Acosta.

Date: It was carried out from January to June with 450 teaching hours, through face-to-face meetings. Participants 56 students

  • Workshop on Bioethics applied to daily life at the Center for Reflection and Dialogue of Matanzas. Dr. Leister Acosta and Dr. Rolando Rogés.

Date: Executed in May with 60 teaching hours and 30 people.

  • Training course in Ethics of Care for health care workers in Asilo San Juan de Dios. Resp. Leister Acosta

Date: 2nd fortnight of September

  • Diploma in Care, Bioethics and Social Commitment. Resp. Dr. Rolando Rogés

Date: October 23 to March 24

  • Bioethics Conferences at the IEE P.Félix Varela

Date: Postponed for the month of October according to the new calendar of the Instituto P Félix Varela.

  • School of Thought and Creativity Diploma. Resp. DrC Victoria Ribot

Date: 2nd semester 2023 Pending approval of salaries

  • Course on current medical problems of Ethics and Bioethics at the HHA. Resp. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed from March 6 to 17

International Master’s Degree in Bioethics

  • Continuation, completion of classes and thesis discussion of the eighth edition of the Master’s Degree in Bioethics. Coordinator Dr. Berta González

Date: January-July 2023, Executed, except 2nd call for September 15 and 16.

  • Selection of students for the XI edition of the Master’s Degree in Bioethics

Date: October 2023

  • Enrollment and start of the ninth edition of the Master of Bioethics

Date: January to June 2024

  • Delivery of the Bioethics Master’s Degrees of the seventh edition of the Master’s Degree and the UCV’s own Degrees of the University Expert Course in Bioethics 2021 and 2022. In the Aula Magna of the Cultural Center P. Félix Varela. Resp. Dr. Rene Zamora

Date: March 25, 2023 Executed


  • Participation in the 1st International Congress on Bioethics “Global Bioethics and its impact in the XXI century” at the Law School of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico. Dr. René Zamora and Lic Yasmany Perez Marañon

Date: September 17 to 21, 2023

  • Congress Humanism 4.0 Resp. IEE P.Félix Varela and IBJPII

Date: June 29, 30 and July 1. Executed

  • Pre-congress course on Medical Anthropology

Date: 1st fortnight of November 2023.

  • FIBIP International Congress in Mexico. Resp. Dr. Zamora

Date: Suspended due to lack of financial resources.

Other activities

  • Monthly online participation in the Academic Council of Catholic Leaders with the assignment of the guide for their international postgraduate courses. Dr. Rene Zamora

Date: Running monthly

  • Visit to IBJPII of professors and students from Georgetown University USA. Conversation. Resp. Dr. Réne Zamora

Date: Executed on March 8 15 students and three professors.

  • Visit to IBJPII of 10 students and 3 professors from Indiana University USA. Resp. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed March 16, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • Launching of the book on Bioethics and Biopolitics in the José Martí Society. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed at the José Martí Cultural Society on April 11, 2023.

  • Preparation of Bioethics capsules involving filming and recording for the IEEE P. Félix Varela. Dr. René Zamora

Date: 2nd semester of 2023

Contacts abroad

  • Participation in the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life. DR. René Zamora

Date Executed February 2023

  • Working visit to UCV and collection of Master’s Degrees and own Degrees. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed February 2023

  • Working Visit to University of Navarra and Pablo VI Foundation. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed February 2023


  • Elaboration and printed publication of the Bioética magazine every four months.
  • Publication on the Cuadernos website as an insert of the Bioética magazine.
  • Printed publication of the monograph Reflections once a year.
  • Include the publication on euthanasia by Mr. Yasmany Pérez Marañon in the 2nd Bioética magazine of 2023.
  • To deliver to the Director of IEE P. Féix Varela 80 Bioethics magazines of 2022. Responsible: Lic. Hilda Santiesteban

Date Executed 2023

Note: The one for the first four-month period was elaborated, pending printing due to lack of financial resources. When resources are received, they will be published.

Operational meetings

  • IBJPII Board of Directors. Resp. Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed March and July 2023

  • Meetings of the Cuban Bioethics Committee. Dr. Olga Torres and Dr. René Zamora

Date: Executed the first two quarters of 2023.


  • Preparation and presentation of the 2022 Accountability Report to Adveniat. Responsible Eng. Isabel Madrigal

Date March 2023 Executed

  • Request for assistance to Adveniat for 2023. Responsible Eng. Isabel Madrigal

Date March 2023 Executed

  • Define the situation of Kiche In Not to proceed with the 2022 accountability report and 2023 request. Responsible Mr. José Ramon Pérez Expósito

IBJP II request was made.

  • Review of the report prepared for the request for assistance to CEI.
  • Prepared in 2023 and pending approval by Archbishop Card. Juan Garcia

Resources for IBJPII development in 2023

  • Proposed IBJPII Staff Salaries

Pending Adveniat

  • Fitting out of IBJPII premises in the P. Félix Varela Cultural Center.

Pending from the Archbishop of Havana.

  • Purchase of 2 computer towers.

Pending financing

  • Mobile telephony for 6 persons


  • Enabling of Nauta Hogar internet for 4 people.

Pending funding from Adveniat.

Prof. Dr. René Zamora Marín

Director of the Juan Pablo II Institute of Bioethics. CUBA