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Mar
1
Sun
34th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care Call for Abstracts
Mar 1 all-day

This conference will be organized by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh), the Center for Bioethics & Biolaw at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, as well as the Bioethics Committee at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Science. The conference will focus on challenges posed by moral, religious and cultural diversity to healthcare, the life sciences and bioethics. Abstracts addressing any of the issues mentioned in the headings below from a philosophical and/or ethical perspective will be favored, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

Basic concepts

  • Diversity and pluralism
  • Relativism, objectivism and universalism
  • Moral disagreement
  • Moral compromise
  • Tolerance
  • Deliberation

Conflicts between the patient’ rights and wishes & the health practitioner’s rights and duties

  • Wish fulfilling medicine (non-medical interventions)
  • Right-to-try and compassionate use
  • Alternative medicine
  • Conscientious objection in medicine

Bioethics in democratic and/or autocratic societies

  • Bioethics and democratic values
  • Deliberative processes in bioethics
  • Moral expertise and moral experts
  • Ethics/bioethics committees
  • Moral education in a democratic society
  • Participatory medicine
  • Citizen science

Facing diversity

  • Moral pluralism and the value of human life & death
  • Cultural diversity and concepts of health, disease, and illness
  • New reproductive technologies and diverse accounts of parenthood
  • Diversity (cultural, social, ethnic, gender) and justice in healthcare
  • Methods of resolving moral disagreements

Global bioethics

  • Challenges of multiculturalism
  • Theories of global bioethics
  • Global bioethics and human rights
  • Global health problems, research, practice, and policy
  • International cooperation for health

Emerging ICT in healthcare

  • E-medicine / e-health
  • Wearables in healthcare
  • Big data on health and data mining
  • Public health surveillance technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum) before March 1, 2020. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. Please send abstracts by e-mail to: Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the espmh, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland: bert.gordijn@dcu.ie

 

Mar
31
Tue
The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation – Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers @ Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mar 31 – Apr 3 all-day

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University is delighted to host the 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation (ICCEC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Given that this is the first time that the ICCEC will be hosted on the African continent, the theme “Beyond Borders: exploring new frontiers” is apt. The conference will explore clinical ethics challenges that traverse borders and shift paradigms against a backdrop of cultural complexity and diversity.

We hope that the ethical challenges raised by the theme will be of interest to health care professionals and scholars, bioethicists, legal scholars, policy makers and health science partners from around the world. We look forward to sharing ideas and contributing new and diverse perspectives on clinical ethics that will help us to step beyond our boundaries of comfort to experience different philosophical systems that influence decision making in clinical ethics in different parts of the world. This is particularly relevant as geographical borders become more porous and migration patterns bring cultural diversity and ethical challenges to various corners of the globe.

Africa is a continent of wide diversity – genetically and culturally. In South Africa, we embrace a spirit of Ubuntu or interconnectedness that is vital to building peaceful human relationships and to resolving differences in healthcare perspectives when they conflict. We are also, as one human family, all part of the 4th industrial revolution and we will face the challenges that this new digital journey in health care and clinical ethics will bring.

We extend a warm welcome to all delegates to an academically stimulating ICCEC in Africa! We also hope you will find time to enjoy the historical university town of Stellenbosch, the vineyards with breathtaking views of the Helderberg mountains and the beautiful city of Cape Town with its world renowned tourist attractions.

 

Jul
21
Tue
Future Health and New Technologies: Opportunities and Responsibilities Conference @ Keble College, University of Oxford
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day

The HELEX Centre 2020 conference will bring together scholars interested in exploring the ethical, legal and social implications of technological innovation in biomedical research and healthcare across the world.  Within an interactive conference programme, we will consider the future of healthcare delivery and the responsibilities for different actors within this context, addressing questions such as:

  • What are the challenges for socially responsible research and innovation raised by new technologies and how might these be resolved?
  • To what extent are current frameworks for accountability being challenged by institutional and organisational changes?
  • What new roles are emerging for clinicians, researchers, companies and regulators?
  • When are we considered ‘patients’, ‘consumers’ or ‘research participants’ in this new context?
  • How do systems of governance affect the success or failure of new technologies?
  • Will new technologies enable us to have a just and inclusive healthcare system, or will they lead to further inequalities?

 

Aug
26
Wed
34th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care – Diversity and Bioethics
Aug 26 – Aug 29 all-day

This conference will be organized by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh), the Center for Bioethics & Biolaw at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, as well as the Bioethics Committee at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Science. The conference will focus on challenges posed by moral, religious and cultural diversity to healthcare, the life sciences and bioethics. Abstracts addressing any of the issues mentioned in the headings below from a philosophical and/or ethical perspective will be favored, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

Basic concepts

  • Diversity and pluralism
  • Relativism, objectivism and universalism
  • Moral disagreement
  • Moral compromise
  • Tolerance
  • Deliberation

Conflicts between the patient’ rights and wishes & the health practitioner’s rights and duties

  • Wish fulfilling medicine (non-medical interventions)
  • Right-to-try and compassionate use
  • Alternative medicine
  • Conscientious objection in medicine

Bioethics in democratic and/or autocratic societies

  • Bioethics and democratic values
  • Deliberative processes in bioethics
  • Moral expertise and moral experts
  • Ethics/bioethics committees
  • Moral education in a democratic society
  • Participatory medicine
  • Citizen science

Facing diversity

  • Moral pluralism and the value of human life & death
  • Cultural diversity and concepts of health, disease, and illness
  • New reproductive technologies and diverse accounts of parenthood
  • Diversity (cultural, social, ethnic, gender) and justice in healthcare
  • Methods of resolving moral disagreements

Global bioethics

  • Challenges of multiculturalism
  • Theories of global bioethics
  • Global bioethics and human rights
  • Global health problems, research, practice, and policy
  • International cooperation for health

Emerging ICT in healthcare

  • E-medicine / e-health
  • Wearables in healthcare
  • Big data on health and data mining
  • Public health surveillance technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum) before March 1, 2020. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. Please send abstracts by e-mail to: Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the espmh, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland: bert.gordijn@dcu.ie