Thought this might be of interest to some of our readers – and not just because all of the editors of this bog are speaking at this workshop!
UCL’s Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health are pleased to announce a forthcoming workshop — New Directions in Bioethics on 29-30 June.
This is a workshop rather than a full-blown conference, so numbers of participants will be limited. Registration is free of charge. To register, please contact James Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details see the conference website, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cpjh/new-directions-in-bioethics
DAY ONE: June 29
09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Registration
10.00-10.45 Stephen Wilkinson (Keele), Saviour Selection and Organ Donation
10.45-11.30 John Worrall (LSE), Ethics and Epistemology in Clinical Trials
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee
12.00-12.45 Iain Brassington (Manchester) What’s Wrong with the Brain Drain?
12.45 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.45 Milena Nuti (Birkbeck), Appeals to intuition: methodological implications
2.45 – 3.30 Stephen John (Cambridge) What went right in the case of MMR?
3.30 – 4.00 Tea
4.00 – 6.00 Roundtable discussion: Should the UK have a National Bioethics Advisory Body?
Panellists: Martin Wilkinson (Auckland), Harald Schmidt (Nuffield Council on Bioethics), Jonathan Wolff (UCL), Adam Hedgecoe (Cardiff)
7.00 Conference Dinner
DAY TWO: June 30
10.00-10.45 David Hunter (Keele) Not just Justice – alternative justifications for the provision of health care
11.15 -12.00 Ainsley Newson (Bristol), Title TBC
12.00 – 12.45 Janet Radcliffe-Richards (Oxford), Title TBC
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.45 Marcel Verweij (Utrecht), Infectious disease control and the harm principle
2.45 – 3.30 Martin Wilkinson (Auckland), The conscription of organs
3.30 – 4.00 Tea
4.00 – 4.45 Soren Holm (Cardiff), Should we completely rethink the basis for research ethics?
4.45 – 5.30 Tom Douglas (Oxford), Scientific Isolationism: Are there reasons not to pursue dual-use research?