Past events

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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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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Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology, Workshop II

13 April 2015, University of Southampton This workshop is one of a series of four in the project Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Metaphysics, funded by the Southampton Ethics Centre and the University ...

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East of England UKCEN Regional Study Day

27 March 2015, Newmarket This is a training day aimed at providing expertise to members of Clinical Ethics Committees. The sessions will involve lectured by experts in the field of clinical ethics (b...

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The Future of Palliative Care

27 March 2015, London Organised by Palliative Care Section , Marie Curie The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers and palliative care professionals to come together and...

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Medical Ethics and the Criminal Justice System

Forensic Medicine Conference 2015, 26 March 2015, London The British Medical Association's Forensic Medicine Committee is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a conference on Medical Ethics a...

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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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