Registration now open for Research Conference – The Cutting Edge in Biomedical Ethics Research

Registration is now open for this conference, “The Cutting Edge in Biomedical Ethics Research” organised by the Institute of Medical Ethics. To register click hereThe primary aim of this conference is to enable academics and students to present the results of their research activities in analytical and empirical ethics.

When: Saturday September 20th, 2014

WhereSt. Alban’s Centre, Baldwin’s Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N 7AB.


10.00 – 10.20 – Registration & Coffee

10.20 – 10.30 – Welcome

10.30 – 11.20 – Key Note Speech – Prof  Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University & Paul Woodgate, Society & Ethics Adviser, Wellcome Trust

11.30 – 12.45 – Parallel Sessions (details below)

12.45 – 14.00 – Lunch
During lunch there will be Poster Presentations and a REF Workshop, led by Dr Anna Smajdor, taking place

14.00 – 15.15 – Parallel Sessions

15.25 – 16.10 – Panel Discussion [Anne Marie Slowther, Richard Huxtable and Jeremy Williams]

16.20 – 16.30 – Conclusion

16.30 – 17.00 – Drinks Reception

Parallel session detail

Each session will feature 3 x 20 minute sessions:

Session 1a (am session)
Dr Carwyn Hooper, St George’s, University of London – ‘A tax on all their products’.
Alistair Wardrope, University of Sheffield – ‘Professionalism and social justice: from ‘duties of a doctor’ to ‘the duties of doctors’.
Claire Ward, University of Basel – ‘The Role of International Vaccine Research in the Healthcare Development of Resource Limited Regions: Reviewing the Ethical and Legal Frameworks’

Session 1b (am session)
John Lombard, University College Cork – ‘The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Palliative Sedation’.
Alexandra Wright, Lancaster University – ‘End of life decision making in the intensive care unit’.
Dr Alexandra Mullock, University of Manchester – ‘The Legitimacy of Medical Treatment: What Role for the Medical Exception?’

Session 1c (am session)
Tarmphong Chobisara, University of Edinburgh – ‘Partnership and Biobank Governance’.
Dr Silvia Camporesi, King’s College London – ‘Unfair advantage and the myth of the level playing field in athletic competition: When is it fair to be a woman?’
Hannah Andrews, University of Birmingham Medical School – ‘Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial disease: How should we classify donors of mitochondrial DNA?’

Session 2a (pm session)

Elinor Charles, St George’s University London – ‘The ethics of neonatal organ donation’.
Giles Birchley, University of Bristol – ‘Deciding in the child’s best interests – Principles and processes in intensive care practice’.
Katherine Wade, University College Cork – ‘Non-therapeutic Research with Neonates: A Children’s Rights Approach’.

Session 2b (pm session)
Dr Julie Woodley, University of West of England – ‘Ethical decision making within multi-disciplinary teams’.
Dr Laura Machin, Lancaster Medical School  – ‘Exploring the ethical aspects of self discharge against medical advice’.
Rachel Warren, University of Manchester – ‘What is moral parenthood?’

Session 2c (pm session)
Laura Downey, University of Edinburgh – ‘Who am I? Who are you?  Looking for Identity in Law and Bioethics’.
Jacinta Miller, University of Ulster – ‘Effective Mental Capacity Laws:  Legislation is only the first step’.
Dr David Molyneux, Leeds University – ‘Is autonomy a right or a value to be promoted?’

To register for this conference click here.

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