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Abstracts are open! Bioethics Conference 2021: Voices and Values in Bioethics

24th - 25th June 2021

University of Liverpool

N.B. This is a rescheduling of PGBC 2020.

The University of Liverpool is excited to welcome delegates and presenters to the annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference. The theme of PGBC 2021 is 'Voices and Values in Bioethics'. Bioethical principles can provide a steer on the most contentious of issues, and we see bioethics being deployed in the courtroom, in clinical practice, in policy, in academic thinking, and in decision-making at the level of the individual. Our theme invites papers that discuss how bioethical principles are interpreted and applied in different settings and disciplines, and the conflict or coherence between interpretations. For example, why is value placed on certain principles over others? Whose voice is most prominent? How can voices that have traditionally been marginalised help to enrich our understanding of bioethics? What can the voices of bioethics learn from one another? It also welcomes papers that use theories such as feminist theory, queer theory, and disability studies to disrupt traditional assumptions of bioethics, and provide a new voice on bioethical issue and values.

The conference will host the following keynote speakers:

Professor Emily Jackson

Dr Lucy Frith

Professor Richard Huxtable

Abstracts are being invited from both postgraduate research students and postgraduate-taught students to present a paper, poster or take part in a soapbox debate.


Click here for abstract details

Deadline for submissions: 31st January 2021.

Click here to submit. (For 'soapbox' abstracts, please select 'case studies' when submitting). 

If you submitted an abstract before the conference was postponed, you do not have to submit it again. You should have received an email detailing how this will work. If you have not received such an email, please get in touch.

Registration will open in due course.