CFP: Wellbeing and Public Policy

This may be of interest to readers… MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Ninth Annual Conference Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester 5th – 7th September 2012 Workshop on Well-being and Public Policy: Call for Abstracts David Cameron, in a recent speech on introducing national measures of well-being to inform public policy, […]

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Conference: “Other Voices, Other Rooms: Bioethics, Then and Now”

Richard Huxtable has asked me to publicise this: The EACME (European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics) annual conference will be hosted by the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol, between 20 and 22 September 2012: http://www.eacme2012.org/welcome/ This conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the Association, which provides an ideal opportunity to reflect […]

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CfP: Criminalizing Contagion: Ethical, legal and clinical challenges of prosecuting the spread of disease and sexually transmitted infections

The BMJ Group journals Sexually Transmitted Infections and Journal of Medical Ethics, in conjunction with academics at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (University of Manchester) and the Health Ethics and Law Network (University of Southampton), would like to publish a collection of articles on the criminalization of disease and sexually transmitted infections. We invite article […]

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Public Lecture: Mary Midgley on Death and the Human Animal

Via the Centre for Medical Humanities blog: Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture Mary Midgley – Newcastle University Death and the Human Animal Wednesday 19th October 2011, 5pm – 7pm (freshments available from 5pm)
The Henry Dyson room, the college of St Hild and St Bede, Durham. The abstract’s below the fold. […]

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Symposium on Public Health and Political Philosophy

We are happy to announce a symposium on Public Health and Political Philosophy hosted by the Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele and funded by the Wellcome Trust. The symposium will run from 10 – 5 on the 17th of June and is at Keele University. (Directions to Keele can be found here: http://www.keele-conference.com/21/directions ) […]

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Conference: Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community

Public Lecture and Two Day Conference 1-3 June 2011 Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester The two-day conference will focus on issues in global health and questions concerning shared commitments within the international community. It will bring together leading experts from academia and policy, representing a broad diversity of disciplinary backgrounds […]

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Conference: Synthetic Biology: A Better Future?

This workshop looks potentially interesting. Public Dialogue Wednesday 9 March Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University 5pm Wednesday March 9th Programme 5.15 pm Introduction to the Meeting – Dr Patrick Steel (Durham University) 5.20 – 6.45 pm A series of short talks from experts in the field providing a personalised view of synthetic biology and its […]

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Conference Report: Consent and Organ Donation Seminar, Keele

Guest post by Sorcha Uí Chonnachtaigh On Thursday, 9 December, the Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele hosted a Wellcome funded seminar entitled “Consent and Organ Donation” to coincide with the final lecture in a series on organ donation by visiting Leverhulme Professor Martin Wilkinson. Martin’s lecture on Wednesday evening (8 December), “Reforms for the […]

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