Report of Bioethics & Society Workshop at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Feb 10th, 2015

We are very grateful to Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and Pete Mills, Assistant Director of the Council, for their outstanding hospitality. On February 10, 2015 they hosted a workshop for the Bioethics & Society MA students. What an amazing opportunity for all of us!

You can read the programme of the day below.

Programme of the day:

Hugh Whittall presents the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Hugh Whittall presents the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

10:30-11:00: Registration. Tea and coffee.

11:00 – 11:30        Hugh Whittall, Director, presents the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, with Q&A

11:30 – 11.45          Introduction to Novel Neurotechnologies Report (Hugh Whittall)

Amber Collingwood presents a case study

Amber Collingwood presents a case study

11:45-12:00 Presentation by Amber Collingwood (Bioethics & Society postgradaute student, and Senior Clinical Research Manager, Dept. of Basic & Clinical Neuroscience, King’s College London) on Deep Brain Stimulation as a Case Study in Bioethics & Society

12:00-12:30 Response and Discussion of the Novel Neurotechnologies Report

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch

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Pete Mills presents the report on mtDNA techniques

13:30 – 14:00    Pete Mills, Assistant Director of the Nuffield, present the report on novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders, with Q&A

14:00 – 14:15          Presentation by Andrea Berkemeier  (Bioethics & Society Postgraduate student, and Roger M. Jones Fellow at the University of Michigan) on mtDNA replacement as a Case Study in Bioethics & Society

A moment of the workshop at the Nuffield Council

A moment of the workshop at the Nuffield Council

14:15 – 14:45          Response and Discussion of the mtDNA report

14:45-15:00 Pete Mills presents the new report on Biological and Health Data (2015)

Andrea Berkemeier presents a Case Study

Andrea Berkemeier presents a Case Study

15:00-15:30  Final session of questions with Hugh Whittall, and Pete Mills .

Many thanks to all the MA students in Bioethics & Society for such a great and stimulating discussion. A special thanks goes to Amber Collingwood and to Andrea Berkemeier for being so brave to present at the Nuffield Council, and to even challenge some of the findings of the reports on novel neurotechnologies and on mtDNA techniques!

Applications for the MA in Bioethics & Society for 2015/16 are now open. For more info see www.bioethicsandsociety.com or contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.1.camporesiATkcl.ac.uk

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