Johannes JM van Delden (1960) is full professor of medical ethics at the Julius Center for Health Sciences of the medical school of Utrecht University. Ever since working as a house officer at an inten¬sive care ward he is highly intere¬sted in medical ethics. He wrote a thesis on the medical and ethical aspects of Do Not Resuscitate orders. Also, he was one of the princi-pal re¬searchers of the study of medical decisions con¬cerning the end of life for the Remmelink commit¬tee. After his education as a nursing home physician he has worked in several nursing homes for 15 years (until May 2011). His special fields of interest are: research ethics, moral problems at the end of life and moral problems in the care for the elderly.
He is currently the president of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences.