Past events

Improving Medical Ethics in the 21st Century

16 November 2015, Wellcome Collection, London Following up the 40th anniversary edition of the JME of January 2015 on 'What is it to do good medical ethics?' we are holding a one day conference disc...

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The International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory

17-18 July 2015, Surrey The 1st International ICE Observatory Future of Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference will take place at The University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The ICE Observat...

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Intensive Course on Nursing Ethics

1-4 December 2015, Leuven, Belgium The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the KU Leuven is organizing the 5th edition of the Intensive Course on Nursing Ethics. The objective of the course is to...

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Conference: Biomedical Moral Enhancements in the Criminal Justice System: Ethical and Legal Aspects

9 December 2015, Salzburg, Austria The debate on biomedical means to enhance human capacities has recently shifted from bodily and cognitive enhancements to a more specific aim of enhancement measure...

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Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics

3–5 December 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa The focus of the Conference will be on reflecting on ethical issues in medical research through the lens of African ethical thought or philosophy, rath...

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10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?

3 November 2015, London An evening event organised jointly by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and the National Gamete Donation Trust, supported by the British Infertility Counselling Association...

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Ethics of Reproductive Technologies

18-20 November 2015, Leuven, Belgium About 3 decades ago, the world was astonished by the birth of Louisa Brown, the first in vitro fertilisation baby. This was the beginning of an evolution that see...

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Why do humans become mentally ill?

17th International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 29-31 October 2015, Frutillar, Chile The 17th International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology – Internatio...

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16th Asian Bioethics Conference

3-8 November 2015, Manila, the Philippines The St. Paul University Quezon City and SPC Healthcare Ministry, the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA), Eubios Ethics institute and American University of S...

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From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: The Science and Ethics of Engineering the Embryo

9 December 2015, London Progress Educational Trust, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH The 2015 annual conference of the Progress Educational T...

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Health and reproductive rights conference

14 December 2015, London The BMA is hosting a one-day conference for medical students and medical ethics tutors on health and reproductive rights. The conference is designed to emphasise the vital im...

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Why We Disagree about Human Nature

10-11 December 2015, Cambridge Is human nature something that the natural and social sciences aim to describe, or is it a pernicious fiction? What role, if any, does 'human nature' play in directing ...

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"Moral Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine pertaining to the Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

15-20 October 2015, Leipzig, Germany  The Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine (TRM) of the Leipzig University, Germany is organizing the International Retreat on "Moral Frontiers in Regen...

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Choices in Health Care

30 September-2 October 2015, Leuven, Belgium Keynote Speaker: Steven Vanackere (Senator, previous Vice Prime Minister, Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family, and Belgian Minister for...

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Lecture series: Rethinking children’s rights

25 November 2015, London This major public lecture is part of the Hamlyn Lectures 2015. Attendance at this event is free but online registration is required in advance. This lecture will ask why chi...

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Dilemmas, date rape and death: An introduction to forensic and legal medicine for students and trainees

26 November 2015, Royal Society of Medicine, London The aim is to provide a basic overview of forensic and legal medicine with special reference to common situations one is likely to encounter. This ...

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Advanced Moral Decision Making Skills

23-24 November 2015, University of Warwick Advanced workshops for those who have already completed our introduction to clinical ethics workshop or who have some previous knowledge of medical ethics. ...

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Medicine Unboxed: MORTALITY

21-22 November 2015, Cheltenham We will look at life and death and the lines that separate them. We will marvel at how molecules are arranged into life and examine other beginnings and endings, of th...

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Conscientious objection in healthcare

23-24 November 2015, University of Oxford The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (University of Oxford), and the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Charles Sturt University) will host a...

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Pathologizing Body and Mind

Leuven Philosophy of Medicine Conference 2015, 15-16 October 2015, Leuven, Belgium This conference will focus on the rather controversial relation between mental and physical disease. While some desc...

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Defining the boundaries of disease

15-16 October 2015, Sydney, Australia A two-day multi-disciplinary workshop will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney. This workshop brings scholars in the philosophy of medicine together with pra...

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UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 11th World Conference

20-22 October 2015, Naples, Italy The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is pleased to invite you to become an active participant at the 11th World Conference. The Conference is designed to offer a platform f...

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Shame, Stigma and Medicine

16 October 2015, Dublin, Eire The Shame, Stigma and Medicine Workshop brings together speakers from diverse disciplines including medicine, philosophy, sociology and law. The purpose of the event is ...

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"Beyond autonomy: Towards an ethical framework to support healthy ageing"

13 October 2015, WHO Library Meeting Room The Global Health Ethics Unit in collaboration with the University of York and the Wellcome Trust is pleased to invite you to the inaugural webinar of the G...

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Fundamental rights in public law

10 October 2015, London  Garden Court Chambers' Public Law Team in association with Legal Action Group and the London School of Economics invites you to join us for a day of expert analysis and disc...

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Ethics education in times of inequities

11th Brazilian Congress of Bioethics, Natal, Brazil, 22-25 September 2015 This conference is organized by the International Association for Education in Ethics (IAEE) in association with the 11th Br...

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Pluripotent Stem Cells

28 September - 2 October 2015, Munich, Germany The Institute Technology • Theology • Natural Sciences (TTN) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich organizes an international scientific summe...

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“Clinical Ethics, past, present and future”

 EACME Conference, 17-19 September 2015, Cagliari, Italy The fundamental ethical questions, raised by scientific and technological advances in the field of medicine, proposed as hot topics by mass m...

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Making Choice Happen: Delivering quality end of life care to make choice a reality for everyone

15 October 2015, London It is widely acknowledged that choice is important to individuals and those close to them when approaching the end of life. However too many people still do not receive good q...

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'Medicalisation' - 29th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare

19-22 August 2015 This conference will organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Bioethics Institute Ghent, Belgium. The programme of the conference...

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Book Launch - Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

16 October 2015, 5-7pm, King's College London What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficultie...

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) & The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Consultation 2015

13 October 2015, Lancaster The Law Commission will be visiting Lancaster to discuss their consultation paper. This is an event which will be of interest to lawyers, academics, health care and social...

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2015 COST Action IS1303 CHIPME Summer School 'Genomics and Genethics: current developments and controversies'.

10-14 September 2015, Aegina island, Greece The 2015 COST Action IS1303 - CHIPME Summer School is co-organised by members of the Action's three Working Groups and which will take place in the picture...

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Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care

9-12 September 2015, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany Advance care planning (ACP) as a means to promote patient-centred care continues to gain increasing importance in almost all medical...

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Summer Course on Ethics in Dementia Care

1-3 July 2015, Leuven, Belgium The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the KU Leuven is organizing the 1st edition of the Summer Course on Ethics in Dementia Care. The objective of the course is ...

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Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference

28-29 September 2015, Oxford The first biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference will be held at Keble College, University of Oxford and will be hosted by The Ethox Centre....

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Symposium: Sexual Desire

18 July 2015, Wellcome Collection, London From asexuality to sex addiction, there is huge variety in our experience of sexual desire. Both the temptation and the conflict it can create are enduring ...

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PANTC* 2015 Conference on Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine

30 July - 1 August 2015, New York, USA The PANTC (Philosophy Reading Group) presents a conference on Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Keynoter...

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Intensive Course on Medical Ethics

14–18 September 2015, Imperial College, London If you're looking to spend a fruitful, thought-provoking and an enjoyable week with a professionally diverse group to develop and debate your ethical ...

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Shame, Stigma and HIV

17 Sept 2015, Manchester  The breakthrough in the development of effective anti-retroviral treatment of HIV in 1996 has transformed for the better the lives of many of those living with HIV, who hav...

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Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics II: Identity and Persistence

18 September 2015, Southampton This workshop is one of a series of four in the project 'Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology', funded by the Southampton Ethics Centre, t...

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Future of Medical Education Conference

3-4 June 2015, Newcastle This is the third year we have hosted the Future of Medical Education Conference and this year it is going to bigger and better. Exploring undergraduate and postgraduate tra...

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Binaries in Bioethics and Biolaw: what role should they serve?

7-8 September 2015, Manchester The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (PGBC) is an annual conference aimed at doctoral researchers in applied ethics broadly conceived. Over the past eight years, often...

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2nd Disaster Bioethics Summer School

7-11 September 2015, Birmingham This event is targeted at those who respond to humanitarian emergencies and disasters. It will also be useful for academics working in the broad area of humanitarian c...

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'Sharpening the Edge of Bioethics in the UK' - 2nd IME Research Conference

Thursday 18 June 2015, Newcastle University  The conference is a one-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research to presen...

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Should we recognise a duty to take part in biomedical research?

9 September 2015, University of Leeds, 10.00-16.30 The event will be of interest to those involved in biomedical research and to bioethicists and will be an exciting programme of talks and discussion...

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Nudges: new normativity within the public sphere?

1-3 September 2015, Manchester. Nudges are attracting a lot of attention around the world, not only among academics, but also among politicians. They could be considered as an instance of the emergen...

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Shadows and Light: Bioethics and Human Rights

The 26th Annual Conference and Meeting of the Canadian Bioethics Society, 27-29 May 2015, Winnipeg, Canada The conference theme: Shadows and Light: Bioethics and Human Rights, invites presenters and ...

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6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Understanding Disease and Illness

11-12 August 2015, University of Bristol This two-day conference will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. The conference will continue a series of philosop...

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‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically‘.

5 June 2015, Durham University Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will be speaking at Durham University on Friday 5 June (17:30 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside Bloc...

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