2nd KCL Bioethics & Society Conference May 12th, 2016

We are delighted to announce the 2nd KCL Bioethics & Society  Conference, led by the students of the Bioethics & Society MA at King’s College London.

When: Thursday May 12, 2016

Where: S2.29 Strand Campus 


9:30-10:00 Arrival, Meet & Greet with coffee & tea

10:00-10:05 Introductory Remarks by Dr Silvia Camporesi

10:05-11:05 SESSION 1 (chair Dr Silvia Camporesi)

  1. 10:05-10:25 – Amber Collingwood, Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
  2. 10:25-10:45– Francis Butcher, A qualitative study of ethical issues in recall by genotype studies
  3. 10:45-11:05 – Rachel Davies, Enrolling non-consenting patients into emergency care research
  4. 11:05-11:25 –Yobi Livingstone, Expressions of power and the corporate responsibility: pharmaceutical companies

11:25-11:35 Comfort Break

11:35-12:45 SESSION 2  (chair Dr Annette Rid)

  1. 11:35-11:55 –Edward Mah, Eugenics and Naturalism
  2. 11:55-12:15 –Shayda Kashef, An analysis of the moral obligations prospective parents with a family history of Huntington’s disease have if they wish to have genetically related children
  3. 12:15-12:45 CAREER SESSION with Hanna Gouta, Bioethics & Society alumna (Integrity UK)

Lunch 12:45–14:00

14:00-15:00 SESSION 3 (chair Dr Jon Ives)

  1. 14:00-14:20 – Lukshmi Solos, The impact of self-perceptions on ageing: An ethnographic study in Ikaria
  2. 14:20-14:40 – Melissa Wood, An exploration of solidarity in family caregiving and U.S. public policy
  3. 14:40-15:00 –Edgar Ruiz Lopez, Understand exploitation in clinical research: surrogacy

Coffee Break 15:00-15:30

15:30- 17:00 SESSION 4  (chair Dr Silvia Camporesi)

  1. 15:30-15:50 – Rashi Jhunjhunwala, Identifying the distributive principles underlying the formulation of the Disease Control Priorities 3 Essential Surgery recommendations
  2. 15:50-16:10 – Savannah Ivy, Environmental connections to disease outbreaks
  3. 16:10-16:30 – Rachel Siden, Should law mandate vaccines to maintain vaccine coverage?
  4. 16:30-16:50 Career Talk by Dr Silvia Camporesi

16:50-17:00 Concluding remarks by Dr Jon Ives (External Examiner MA Bioethics & Society, University of Bristol)

Drinks to follow at a nearby pub!

The conference is made possible thanks to the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy Teaching Innovation Fund.

*Please note that this programme is tentative and subject to last-minute changes (number and title of presentations).

Undergraduate students and others who are considering to further pursue Bioethics at postgraduate level are encouraged to attend. For inquiries contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.1.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

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