Workshop on “Philosophical problems in personalised medicine”, Thurs 29 May – Fri 30 May 2014

A workshop organised by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics.

When: Thurs 29 May – Fri 30 May 2014

Where: Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, Lakatos Building, Room 2.06 , London School of Economics

Although ethical issues concerning genetic screening have received some attention,
little philosophical work has focused upon the epistemological issues of providing
evidence for causal claims about personalized treatments, and for claims about the
reliability and cost-effectiveness of these treatments. To address this shortfall and to
enable a broadly informed discussion of these philosophical issues, this workshop
will bring together experts in personalized medicine from research and policy with
philosophers and health economists.


Day 1, Thurs 29 May

9am – 9:30am: Arrival and registration
9:30am – 9:45am: Welcome note
9:45am – 11:15am: Session 1: Current developments in personalised medicine
Speaker 1: Lawrence Brody, Division of Genomics and Society, NIH, Bethesda 2
Speaker 2: Ingrid Slade, Centre for Personalised Medicine, Oxford UK
11:15am – 11:30am: Coffee break

Dr Stuart Hogarth

Dr Stuart Hogarth

11:30am – 1pm: Session 2: Regulatory and economic issues in personalised
Speaker 1: Erik Schokkaert, University Leuven
Speaker 2: Stuart Hogarth, King’s College London
1pm – 2pm: Lunch break (Lak 2.06)


2pm – 3:30pm: Session 3.1: Methodological and philosophical issues
Speaker 1: Reidar Lie, University of Bergen
Speaker 2: Chris Blunt, LSE
3:30pm – 4pm: Coffee break
4pm – 5:30pm: Session 3.2: Methodological and philosophical issues
Speaker 3: Brendan Clarke, UCL
Speaker 4: Stephen John, Cambridge, UK
7:30pm: Dinner

Day 2, Fri 30 May

9:30am – 11am: Session 4: Ethical issues in personalised medicine: how to deal
with uncertain significance?
Speaker 1: Stephan Guttinger, CPNSS, LSE
Speaker 2: Sara Hull, Department of Bioethics, NIH, Bethesda
11am – 12:30am: Session 5: concluding discussion (plenary session)
12:30am: End of event


The Workshop will take place in room LAK 2.06 on the 2nd floor of the Lakatos
Building on the LSE campus. See map here.

The Club Quarters Hotel is located just 1 min off the LSE campus.

Address: Club Quarters, 61 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW
Phone: 020 7404 6640

To register for this workshop contact Dr Stephan Guttinger:

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