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:
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)
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
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
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)
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!