Past events

'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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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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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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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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National Debating Workshop and Competition

15th June 2013 Said Business School, Oxford. National Medical Debating Society. National Debating Workshop and Competition. A one day informal event for medical students, doctors, and MBA students ...

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2014 Education Conference - Ethical Practice: What Money Cannot Buy

Friday 7th February 2014, Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9HQ  9.30      Coffee and Registration 10.00    Welcome   10.15    Ethics in practice- She want...

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Lewis W Headley Lectures

In 2008, the son and daughters of the late Lewis W Headley gifted £15,000 to the Institute of Medical Ethics, to endow an annual public lecture to commemorate their father's interest in medical eth...

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Seventh Conference on Medical Ethics and Law

8th February 2013 Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London WC1 H9HQ The Institute of Medical Ethics is delighted to invite you to its Seventh Conference on Medical Ethics and Law: Prepared for Practic...

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DOUBLE TAKE: Twins in Genetics and Fertility Treatment conference

You are invited to attend the Progress Educational Trust conference 'DOUBLE TAKE: TWINS IN GENETICS AND FERTILITY TREATMENT' - taking place at University College London's Institute of Child Health fro...

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IME annual conference

2012 conference: Stories and narratives - their role in teaching and learning medical ethics and law Read a report of the 2010 conference (PDF file, 355 KB)  Report of the 2009 conference (PDF file...

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London Medical Group: the next generation

What? A symposium to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the London Medical Group When? 15th November 2013 Where? Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ How do I partic...

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Go forth, increase and moralise...

Student Ethics Conference 7th December 2013 What? A conference for Medical Students across the UK When? 7th December 2013 Where? University of East Anglia (Norwich) How do I participate? Read...

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Transplant Ethics Conference

20th-23rd April 2013. World Trade Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The European Society for Organ Transplantation ELPAT Congress. Online registration is now open. The abstract submission deadline is...

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Compassion in Primary Healthcare - conflicts, politics and opportunities

RCGP Scotland Announces exciting ethics conference "Compassion in Primary Healthcare- conflicts, politics and opportunities". RCGP Scotland, in conjunction with the Open Section of the Royal Society...

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