Past events

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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'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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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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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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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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'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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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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Death and immortality in Greek philosophy and early Christianity

24 July 2015, University of St Andrews Greek philosophy and early Christianity Programme : 09:30 Phillip Horky (Durham) 'Pythagorean Immortality of the Soul?' 10:15 Simon Trépanier (Edinburgh) ...

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1st KCL Bioethics & Society Student Conference

12 June 2015, King's College London Students will be presenting their dissertation research projects. Topics will range from ethical implication preimplantation genetic diagnosis for late onset disor...

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Philosophy and Psychiatry International Conference

25 July, St Hilda's College, Oxford A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. This conference is linked with the Mind, Value and Mental...

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Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2015

20-21 July 2015, Exeter Building on the success of last year's Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, this conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner...

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Bodily Borders

17 June 2015, Queen Mary University of London 'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders'. 'Being Non/Human' is an interdisciplinary group that engages with...

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Genomics in general medicine: Welcome to the 21st century

17 June 2015, London Organised by Medical Genetics Section, RSM This event will inform general physicians, students and trainees about genomic medicine and the relevance to their future practice. D...

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Symposium on Law and Compassion

1 July 2015, London This symposium will provide a forum for presentations and discussion on the relationships between law and compassion, focussing on the conceptual and theoretical approaches to com...

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The history and philosophy of evidence-based health care

15-19 June 2015, University of Oxford This course will trace the historical development of evidence-based health care. Students will engage with researchers who have played key roles in defining the ...

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Ethical Foundations of the Francis Report - Clinicians and Managers on Shared Ground - UKCEN 15th Annual Conference

17 June 2015, Newcastle Programme: 09:30 – 09:45  Welcome 09:45 – 10:30  Professor Laura Serrant – the 6Cs: towards establishing compassionate care and courageous leadership in the NHS 10:...

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Applied Clinical Ethics (ACE)

19-20 June 2015, Imperial College London The UK's first professional course in clinical ethics designed specifically for practising clinicians. No prior knowledge of academic medical ethics or moral ...

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Workshop: Law and the Ageing of Humankind

22-23 June 2015, London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B The W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015 will explore legal responses to the changing demogra...

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Shame and Guilt

5 June 2015, Oxford SHAME AND GUILT: A one-day workshop with speakers: Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Oslo): Shame and Vulnerability Edward Harcourt (Universit...

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What Makes Us Tick? On Love and Desire, Reason and Ethics

13 June 2015, University of Southampton We will be holding a one-day cultural event consisting of a series of short talks led by experts from within Philosophy at Southampton. Why do we do what we d...

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Critical Voices

13 June 2015, Tunbridge Wells, Kent The 17th and 18th century saw people visit Tunbridge Wells to improve their health by taking the waters of our spa. In the 21st century our health and wellbeing wi...

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Valuing Health Conference

4 June 2015, University College London This free one day conference is devoted to Dan Hausman's newly published book Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering. A team of commentators, and the...

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Improving Quality and Professionalism of Clinical Ethics Education

20-22 May 2015, New York, USA The 11th International Congress on Clinical Ethics Consultation will be hosted by the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sin...

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Caring for the incurable: ethics and cost-effectiveness in resource allocation decision making for people who lack capacity

21 May 2015, King's College London Rescheduled Lent Lecture: Jeff Round A primary concern of economics is the allocation of society's scarce resources. This is especially true in the field of health...

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Ethics of Pediatric Research

18-20 May 2015, Padova, Italy Organised by Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology and Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, Italy Of all types of...

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Military Medical Ethics

7-9 May 2015, Ermatingen, Switzerland ICMM Reference Centre for Education on IHL and Ethics, and Medical Services Directorate of the Swiss Armed Forces and the Center for Ethics of Zurich University....

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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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Healthcare Ethics Committees

20-22 April 2015, Padova, Italy Organised by Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy Over the past thirty years Healthcare Ethics Committee...

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The ethics of biomedical big data

27 April 2015, Oxford Internet Institute This workshop will bring together expertise from academia, medicine and industry to address emerging challenges in the field, and the requirements for a Europ...

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"Cash, care and coercion - this house believes that doctors do know best"

28 April 2015, various locations across the UK THE DEBATE FORMAT Two invited teams, one proposing the motion and the other against it; Teams will be made up of one medical student and one junior do...

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Have professionalism and trust in the NHS been destroyed by regulation?​

28 April 2015, Kings College London Join hosts Professor Stephen Challacombe (Guy's, Dentistry, 1968) and Diana Garnham (War Studies, 1979) and a leading panel of experts for an evening of debate and...

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Direct to consumer genetic testing

23 April, 2015, King's College London What would you like to know about yourself? Whether you're susceptible to hearing loss? How you might respond to certain drugs? Whether you're genetically wired...

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Ethics and emotion in the post-Kantian tradition

17 April 2015, Southampton University A workshop in association with the Southampton Ethics Centre and the Royal Institute of Philosophy The vexed role emotions play in human life is reflected in th...

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Living in Time

10-11 April 2015, University College Dublin Humanities Institute, Dublin, Ireland. International Graduate Student Conference Co-Hosted by University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Keynot...

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Global Medicine, Social Justice, and Bioethics

National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, 10-12 April 2015, Florida State University, USA The 2015 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference will be held at Florida State University in Tallahas...

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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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A TripAdvisor for Fertility Clinics - Would You Recommend It?

29 April 2015, London An evening event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and sponsored by the British Fertility Society, chaired by Professor Adam Balen, with speakers Juliet Tizzard,...

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The Patient Perspective

7 May 2015, London Organised by Ophthalmology Section, RSM. It is easy to forget that behind the slitlamp or the drape is a real person. This meeting is for everyone involved in eye health and care ...

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'Advocating for children in a rapidly changing world'

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference, 28-30 April 2015, Birmingham Make sure you're part of the UK's largest paediatrics and child health conference in 2015. Our invigorat...

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An Honourable Death

9 May 2015, University of London "...if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live" - Martin Luther King, 23 June 1963, Speech at the Great March on Detroit. A con...

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Rites

12-14 May 2015, Contact Theatre, Manchester Rites is a powerful and provocative new production exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM - sometimes called female ...

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The Genetics of Mental Disorders: Exorcising Kraepelin’s Ghost

11 May 2015, Kings College London We are delighted to announce that the SSHM annual lecture will be given by Professor Steve Hyman, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of M...

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Public Health Ethics, Disability, and the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical, Mental, and Social Well-being

6 May 2015, Kings College London "Public Health Ethics, Disability, and the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical, Mental, and Social Well-being" - Professor John Coggon (Southampton Law School) A...

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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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