Past events

'Ethics of Reproductive Technologies'

12-14 November 2014, Leuven, Belgium Course coordinator: Kris Dierickx, keynote speaker: Inge Liebaers (Centre for Medical Genetics, University Hospital Brussels). About 3 decades ago, the world ...

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'Frailty, vulnerability and social participation'

EACME Annual Conference, 2-4 October 2014, Lille, France Ethical, social and political challenges for an inclusive society, hosted by the Center for Medical Ethics, Catholic University of Lille The...

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The 15th Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC15)

1-9 November 2014, Beppu and Kumamoto, Japan The Asian Bioethics Association (ABA), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Kumamoto University, Eubios Ethics institute and American University of ...

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Genetic Conditions: How Should Your DNA Be Used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?

6 November, London Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, 6.30pm-8.30pm An evening event organised by the Progress Educational T...

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'Inclusive & Interprofessional: Bioethics & Humanities?'

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 16th Annual Meeting, 16-19 October 2014, San Diego, USA Bioethics and the health humanities purport to offer guidance on how to act ethically in collabo...

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics - Annual Lecture - 'Bioethics in 2025: what will be the challenges?'

11 November, London We are pleased to announce that our annual public lecture will take place in London on the evening of Tuesday 11 November 2014. This year the theme is "Bioethics in 2025: what wil...

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IME Research Conference

“The Cutting Edge in Biomedical Ethics Research”, 20 September 2014, London The inaugural IME Research Conference will take place this September with the primary aim of enabling academics, cl...

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Public Bioethics and the Challenges of Legitimation

7 October, London The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King's College London is launching the new MA in Bioethics & Society in September. We are marking the occasion with an Inaugur...

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'How should we decide?'

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law 2014 Conference, 2-4 October 2014, Perth, Australia The intersections of health, bioethics and law raise challenging questions. Advances in me...

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Patient no longer? What next in health care law?

30 October, London CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS LECTURE SERIES 2014-15, UCL INAUGURAL LECTURE Patient no longer? What next in health care law? by Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Professor of Health Care ...

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Euthanasia and Assisted Dying : Lessons from Belgium

1 November, St Mary's University, Twickenham In cooperation with KU Leuven, the Scottish Council for Human Bioethics and the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary's University, T...

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Expanded carrier screening: possibilities and challenges

6 October, Leuven, The Netherlands When both partners are identified as carriers of the same autosomal recessive disease, they have a 1-in-4 risk of having a child affected with this disease in each ...

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'Bioethics and bio-politics'

28th European conference on philosophy of medicine and healthcare, 27-30 August 2014, Debrecen, Hungary   This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and...

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The Ethics of Choice

Implications of a National Choice Offer in End of Life Care, 15 October, London Why this conference? The Government is considering how to promote more choice for people's care and support at the end...

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Genomic Medicine Needs You - Do You Need Genomic Medicine?

16 October, Oxford 'GENOMIC MEDICINE NEEDS YOU - DO YOU NEED GENOMIC MEDICINE?' will see the 100,000 GENOMES PROJECT (which aims to sequence 100,000 whole genomes from around 75,000 participants) dis...

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'Autonomy & Consent'

11 October, Lancaster University It's the Lancaster University Medical Ethics Society's 1st conference on Saturday 11 October.  For more infomation see here. Please email lancastermedicalethicssoci...

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics - Research culture discussion events

A key aim of this project is to foster constructive debate among all those involved in scientific research about the culture of research in the UK. In collaboration with universities around the count...

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'Religion and Bioethics'

26-28 May 2014, Padova, Italy  The Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, announces the advanced European Lecture Series on 'Religion and Bioeth...

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DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities

7-8 July, Brocher Foundation, Switzerland In May of 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was be published. Often referred to as the 'Psychiatri...

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Intensive Course on Medical Ethics

15-19 September 2014, Imperial College, London Members of the medical professions are repeatedly faced by ethical dilemmas in the course of their normal working lives. For instance, is it right or wr...

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'Health Law and Bioethics at the Frontiers of Innovation'

8th Annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference, 4 - 5 September 2014, University of Southampton The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference is a highly prestigious annual conference aimed at doctoral resear...

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Medical Law and Practice 2014

9 September 2014, London Covering all the key issues from patient consent, right to die, patient safety, confidentiality & much more besides... Chaired by leading silk Simon Readhead QC and featurin...

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'Doctors and Lawyers - Who is playing God?'

Wednesday 16 July 2014, Trinty House, Newcastle Newcastle City Centre Chaplaincy cordially invite you to an evening conversation with drinks reception. Speaker - Barry Speker OBE, DL,LL,BConsultant ...

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Erasmus University Rotterdam Summer School

1-11 July 2014, Rotterdam, The Netherlands The Erasmus Observatory on Health Law / Institute of Health Policy & Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) announces the annual Summer school on Health ...

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Recent developments in phase I oncology trials: implications for ethics, palliative care, and society

15-16 July, Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Organisers: Cassel J. Brian , Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor Miller Franklin, National Institutes of Health, Senior Faculty The s...

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International Workshop in Practical Ethics Bioethics and Human Enhancement

June 16-17 2014, University of Grenada One of the most interesting debates in contemporary applied ethics discusses whether it is right or not to use the recent advances in biomedicine and convergent...

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics - Research culture discussion events

We are delighted to announce the first discussion events being co-hosted by the Council and universities as part of our project exploring the culture of scientific research in the UK. The aim of the ...

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Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2014

27-29 June 2014, St Anne's College, Oxford The Society for Applied Philosophy was founded in 1982 with the aim of promoting philosophical study and research that has a direct bearing on areas of prac...

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'Inspire the future to move the world'

12th World Congress of Bioethics, 25-28 June 2014, Mexico City, Mexico   The World Congress of Bioethics is perhaps the largest single meeting focused on bioethics in the world. Its focus is on ...

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'Breast cancer event - title and theme to be decided by YOU'

Progress Educational Trust supported by the Wellcome Trust, 3 July 2014, University College London This event will draw PET's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' project to a conclusion. P...

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'Practical Problems and Shared Solutions'

4th Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education, 23-25 June 2014, Paris France Cambridge University Press invites you to join us in advancing the goals of our international bioethics community. Al...

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'Stigma across the weight spectrum – insights and intersections'

2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, 24 June 2014, University of Kent, Canterbury. Weight stigma is pervasive in society and has implications for healthcare, education, employment and e...

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'Looking Back, Looking Forward'

The Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference, 28-31 May, Vancouver, Canada The field of bioethics is broadening its scope and pushing traditional boundaries in recognition of the fact that ethic...

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'Risk Management: Breast Cancer, Business and Patents'

Progress Educational Trust supported by the Wellcome Trust, 5 June 2014, University College London Angelina Jolie made headlines around the world in 2013, when she wrote publicly about her decision t...

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Law and Human Genetics Conference

9 June, The Nottingham Conference Centre We are pleased to announce the "View from the Court of Appeal" is to be given by the Right Honourable Lord Justice Ryder. This major conference on 'Law and H...

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'Communication Technology and Social Media: Ethical Challenges for Health and Social Care'

UKCEN 14th Annual Conference, 16-17 June 2014, St Peter Port, Guernsey The conference theme is ethical issues for health and social care in relation to the use of social media and will be of interest...

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HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

22 May-1 June, Hay-on-Wye 5000 events, 7 stages, 180 speakers, 300 acts, 11 days. HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back in Hay and bigger than ever, with the ...

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'The Patient's Voice'

10th International Conference for clinical ethics consultation, 22-26 April 2014, Paris, France The patients' rights movement has shaken medical practice since the '70s. Patients express themselves m...

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2nd International Conference on Ethics Education

21-23 May 2014, Ankara, Turkey The conference will look at topics including the goals of ethics education, methods of education, evaluating ethics education programmes, future developments and improv...

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'Ethics of Pediatric Research'

Intensive European Bioethics Course, 12-14 May 2014, Padova, Italy The Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, and the Department of Woman and Child Health, University ...

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The Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults – a quiet revolution?

27 May, King's College London  Please join us for the final Centre of Medical Law and Ethics Work in Progress Seminar of this (academic) year. Alex Ruck Keene (39 Essex Street) will be giving a pape...

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'Ethics education and lifelong learning'

4th Annual primary care ethics conference, 30 April 2014, Royal Society Of Medicine, London. This whole-day conference will have (as its main theme) the education of the primary healthcare workforce ...

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Reproductive Health and Human Rights Conference

12 May 2014, BMA House, London This one day event, hosted by BMA President Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, is for medical students and medical ethics tutors on health and reproductive human rights. The ...

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'Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening'

Progress Educational Trust supported by the Wellcome Trust, 8 May 2014, University College London Understanding and measuring risk in medicine can be difficult, and this is certainly true of breast c...

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International Symposium on Bioethics

24-26 April 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina The Latin American and Caribbean Federation of Bioethics Institutions (FELAIBE), with the Argentina Academy of Ethics in Medicine (AAEM) and the Internationa...

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'Medical Confidentiality & Privacy: Past, Present and Future'

25th & 26th April 2014, Glasgow. This 2-day event will encourage participants, from around the UK and abroad, to consider a range of perspectives on medical confidentiality and privacy. It has been d...

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'Access to Health Care: Looking for a Legal Road Map'

European Health Law Conference, 28-29 April 2014, Riga, Latvia Healthcare is a Human Right. "Everyone, irrespective of their ability to pay, should have access to the health services they need, with...

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BMA's Patient Information Awards

The BMA Library organises the BMA's Patient Information Awards and next year they are running the Patient Information Awards and the Medical Book Awards as separate events on the same day. They will h...

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'Relative Risk: Breast Cancer and Genetics'

Progress Educational Trust supported by the Wellcome Trust, 3 April 2014, University College London The event will explore the genetics and science of breast cancer, and the starting point will be t...

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'Human Genomics and Medical Technology, Ethical Opportunities and Threats'

Advanced European Bioethics Course, 11-14 March 2014, Nijmegen, The Netherlands The focus for this 4-day course will be the moral problems generated by molecular genomics research, and the developmen...

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