Building on the success of three previous conferences held in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London, the 4th Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) Summer Conference will take place on the 15th and 16th of June in Liverpool.
Two changes have been made to the conference format for 2017. First, the Research Committee will accept proposals for both individual papers as well as for panels. The latter will be allocated 75mins and the time can be used for traditional presentations of 15-20 mins or for more collaborative and discursive interactions.
Second, there is a specific call for contributions from the medical humanities. The IME’s Research Committee hopes to include a stream of medical humanities papers across both days of the conference.
Further information can be found here: http://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Event-Booking/EventId/1023 and both the IME (@IMEweb) and various members of the IME’s Research Committee can be found on twitter if you want to get in touch.
Finally, the location and date of this year’s conference have been coordinated with the annual conference of the UK Clinical Ethics Network (UKCEN). Themed ‘Family Matters’ this will be their 17th Annual Conference. It takes place on the 14th June 2017 and there will be a short IME/ UKCEN crossover session on the morning of the 15th. For further details about UKCEN’s conference see: http://www.ukcen.net/
IME Research Committee: Dr Carwyn Hooper (Chair), Dr Lucy Frith (Deputy Chair), Rev Bryan Vernon, Dr Anna Smajdor, Dr. Zoe Fritz, Dr Merryn Ekberg, Dr Silvia Camporesi, Ms Emma Nottingham, Prof Richard Huxtable, Dr Nathan Emmerich, Dr Tom Douglas and Dr Felicity Boardman.