Past events

Ethics and Professionalism in Health Care. Backgrounds, Frameworks, Challenges

9–13 February 2015, Bochum, Germany Organisational, societal and ethical aspects in the transformation of health-care professions are currently the subject of intensive discussion. New forms and st...

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Responsible Innovation and Human Genomics, ethical opportunities and threats

9-13 March 2015, Nijmegen, the Netherlands In this course we will explore the nature of human-technology relations, as well as their value. The focus will be on ethical dimensions of developments in...

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Zürich Winter School on the ethics of human enhancement

4–6 March 2015, University of Zürich, Switzerland Technologies that promise to significantly enhance human capacities have become a central topic of debate in biomedical ethics over the past few d...

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'Ethics in a Digital Age'

9th IME Education Conference Friday 6 March 2015, Woburn House Conference Centre, London. The Lewis Headley lecture will be given on the day by Prof Deborah Bowman. Booking for this event is now op...

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Suffering, Death and Palliative Care

10–13 February 2015, Nijmegen, The Netherlands This course deals with a variety of topics in the domain of palliative care: autonomy and dependence; scientific research in palliative care; palliati...

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Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies

26–28 January 2015, Brocher Foundation, Switzerland There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times, and that...

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Intensive Course on Foundational Approaches, Contemporary and Educational Issues in the Field of Nursing Ethics

 2-5 December 2014, Leuven, Belgium Course coordinator: Chris Gastmans, keynote speaker: Joan McCarthy (School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College, Cork, Ireland). Since the beginning of ...

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“Alien Landscapes? Interpreting disordered minds”

14 January 2015, Kings College London K2.31 (Nash Lecture Theatre), Kings College London, Strand Campus, 1-2.30pm We are delighted to announce that Prof Jonathan Glover (Centre of Medical Law and Et...

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Nuffield Council on Bioethics 2015 annual public lecture

17 March 2015, British Library Conference Centre, London We are delighted to announce our 2015 annual public lecture: In conversation with Dr Amy Gutmann Hosted by Dr Geoff Watts, science writer, ...

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Ethics, Law and Ageing

19 March, 12–1 pm, Kings College, London  Dr Jeff Round, Principal Research Associate, University College London Clinical Trials Unit 'Caring for the incurable: ethics and cost-effectiveness in ...

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Edit Kaldor - Woe

21 March 2015, Contact Theatre, Manchester Three teenagers talk about something they have no words for. They lead the spectators through memories of their own youth, gradually replacing the proffere...

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The Mental Capacity Act & Advance Care Planning Training

24 March 2015, London The National Council for Palliative Care are running the following workshops. The Mental Capacity Act Training (morning workshop) This half day workshop will give you a clear ...

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Stopping Ebola: Whose responsibility is it anyway?

20 March 2015, 6-7pm, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester. As part of British Science Week, join a panel of experts and opinion formers to discuss a threat to world securit...

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John Toulmin Lecture in Law and Psychiatry

11 March 2015 7-9pm, King's College London This year's lecture, 'Equality and Coercion in Mental Health Law – Can They Ever Be Compatible?', will be given by Rt Hon The Baroness Hale Of Richmond DB...

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UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 10th World Conference

Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, 6-8 January 2015, Jerusalem, Israel Organized in collaboration with: • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) • World ...

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'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 wa...

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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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2014/15 program for the Joint Bioethics Colloquium (UCL/KCL)

5 March 2015, 4-5.30 pm SW 1.17 William Robinson (KCL Strand Campus, Law School, East Wing of Somerset House) Rosamund Scott: Risks, Reasons and Rights: The European Convention on Human Rights, Engl...

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Digital Further Education: Implementing the FELTAG Recommendations

5 March 2015, London Developing the digital skills for the future will help to drive UK economic growth and prepare today's students for tomorrow's employment market. In May 2013, the Further Educat...

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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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The Commercialisation of Life

The 2014 annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, 2 December, London 'THE COMMERCIALISATION OF LIFE' will explore questions and controversies surrounding the role of commerce in genetics...

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How Companies Use Genetic and Health Data: Protecting Patient Confidence

30 January 2015, Sheffield Law School Sheffield Institute for Biotechnology Law and Ethics (SIBLE) and the Wellcome Trust are holding a symposium to consider the appropriate use of patient health and...

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Ethics and law study day: end of life healthcare

30 January 2015, London A Saint Francis Hospice and UCL Medical School study day for healthcare professionals and students. We are delighted to be able to offer our third annual Medical Ethics Study...

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Challenging questions and ethical obligations - the ethics of everyday practice

21 January 2015, University of Southampton The Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, University of Southampton, extends a very warm welcome to all those interested in participating...

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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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Deconstructing Donation

15 December, Lancaster University In recent years, there has been increased political and social interest in the donation of organs, gametes, blood and tissue. As a result, the concept of donation an...

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The Future of Reproduction

25 November, Kings College London Reproductive technologies are changing the lives of millions across the globe. Developments in this area have given rise to a myriad of reproductive choices; contrac...

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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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