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Intensive Graduate Course: New Perspectives on Medical Paternalism: Call for abstracts

21–29 March 2012.

Hamburg University.

The Spring School focuses on new problems of paternalism in medicine, specifically on paternalism in relation to public health, psychiatry, and medical services. It also includes a strand that addresses the concept of paternalism. We will combine perspectives from philosophy, medical ethics, jurisprudence, and social sciences.

Post-Docs, PhD-students and other Graduate Students are invited to submit abstracts (up to 300 words) and a short CV by 15 October 2011 on designated topics: Paternalism in relation 1) to public health, 2) to medical services, 3) to psychiatry, and 4) the concept of paternalism (see also aims and scope section below). Up to 15 participants will be chosen by a committee and invited to present their papers at the meeting; they will be notified by mid-November. The conference language will be English and only submissions in English will be accepted. Although we target mainly students from European countries we will be able to fund a small number of non-European students.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with renowned scholars. Confirmed speakers and discussants include Douglas Husak (Rutgers), Gerald Dworkin (UC Davis), Andrew von Hirsch (Cambridge), Bettina Schöne-Seifert (Münster), and Stefan Huster (Bochum). All costs (travel and subsistence, accommodation) will be covered and there will be a small honorarium for submitting a written paper. All papers will also be considered for publication in an edited collection. Please be advised that attendance of the whole conference is a requirement of participation.

The Spring School is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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