IME conferences

'Real world-end of life ethics'

2015 IME Central Regional Student Conference

7 March 2015, Leicester Medical School

The aim is to enable students from medical schools in the Central area to meet, network and explore the ethics of medical practice at the end of life.

The programme includes:

• A key note address: TBA

• The place of ethics in clinical practice and medical training.

• Student led workshops.

• Workshops on end of life ethical issues in different medical contexts.

• Current law e.g. DNAR

• Poster displays and student presentations. There will be a prize for the best poster

The deadline for conference application is Friday 27 February 2015

For more information see here (Word Doc).

'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 open here.

'Sharpening the Edge of Bioethics in the UK' - Call for Abstracts

2nd IME Research Conference

Thursday 18 June 2015, Newcastle University

The IME invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference. The conference is a one-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research to present the results of their research activities in analytical and empirical medical ethics.

The outline programme is as follows. More details will follow shortly.

• 09.30-10.00 – Registration, coffee and poster viewing

• 10.00-10.10 – Welcome (Dr Carwyn Hooper)

• 10.10-10.50 – Key Note Speech (Prof Bobbie Farsides)

• 11.00-12.00 – 3 Parallel Sessions (3 x 20 minutes)

• 12.10-13.00 – Building Bioethics in the UK (Ms Catherine Joynson, Dr Merryn Eckberg, Ms Emma Nottingham)

• 13.00-13.50 – Lunch and poster viewing

• 13.50-14.50 – 3 Parallel Sessions (3 x 20 minutes)

• 15.00-15.50 – Panel Discussion (Dr Silvia Camporesi, Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Zoe Fritz, Dr Jon Ives) 

• 15.50-16.10 – Coffee and poster viewing

• 16.10-16.50 – Key Note Speech (Prof Michael Parker)

• 16.50-17.00 – Conclusion (Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair)

• 17.00-18.00 – Drinks Reception

The conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to bioethics, including medical ethics, medicine, healthcare, philosophy, social sciences, law and public policy. In addition to submissions from established academics, early career researchers and healthcare professionals, we also encourage submissions from postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

The word limit for the abstracts is 300 words.

The abstract submission form can be downloaded here (Word Doc)

Submissions should be emailed by 18 March 2015 to:

IME Research Committee: Dr Carwyn Hooper (Chair), Rev Bryan Vernon, Dr Anna Smajdor, Dr. Zoe Fritz, Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Merryn Ekberg, Dr Silvia Camporesi and Ms Emma Nottingham.

For further information please contact Dr. Carwyn Rhys Hooper


Also taking place in Newcastle on 16-17 June is the UKCEN 15th Annual Conference.

More information about this event will be posted here in due course.