Play: Bodies by Vivienne Franzmann

20 February 2017

 

“We should have brought a gift.”

“We’ve brought a gift. It’s called 22 thousand pounds.”

Purchased from Russia. Developed in India. Delivered to the UK.

A global transaction over nine months that offers ‘a lifetime of happiness’ to all involved.

“What do you think will happen to a baby girl in India that nobody wants?”

Vivienne Franzmann’s previous work at the Royal Court includes Pests and The Witness. Her new play Bodies will be directed by Jude Christian (Lela & Co.).

Wed 5 Jul – Sat 12 Aug

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre

Tickets from £12. General booking opens on Wed 22 Feb at 10am.


Event: Symposium on Law, Compassion, and Healthcare

20 February 2017

18 May 2017, 14:00—17:30hrs

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

A symposium exploring compassion in relation to law and healthcare – through presentations and discussion, with speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary.

Speakers

Sir Mark Hedley, former High Court judge; ruled in, inter alia, Portsmouth NHS Trust v. Wyatt.

Professor Hazel Biggs, Professor of Healthcare Law and Bioethics; co-Director of HEAL (the Centre for Health Ethics and Law), University of Southampton, Editor-in-Chief (Joint), Medical Law Review

Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers; author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Mental Health Act 2007

Dr. Paquita de Zulueta, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College; Member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Kate Rohde, Solicitor, Partner, Kingsley Napley

Dr. Phil Bielby, Law, University of Hull, author of Competence and Vulnerability in Biomedical Research

Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Founder & Convenor, Law & Compassion Research Network

Chairs

Dr. Glenys Williams, Law, Aberystwyth University

Katy Peters, Law, University of Surrey

Registration fee £59.00 

Booking

Via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-on-law-compassion-and-healthcare-tickets-31853045316?aff=es2

Enquiries: Dermot Feenan, Academic Coordinator. dermot.feenan [at] sas.ac.uk

Organised by the Law & Compassion Research Network.


Seminar: religion, pluralism and medical ethics in paediatric intensive care

16 February 2017

May 8 2017, Jesus College Oxford 2pm-5pm, including refreshments

A child is critically ill in the intensive care unit. Doctors believe that the child’s prognosis is very poor and that treatment should be withdrawn. However, her parents do not agree. They say that it is contrary to their religion to stop treatment.

How often is religion a source of disagreement about treatment in intensive care? What are the views of major religions about withdrawing treatment in intensive care? 

Should religious requests for treatment be treated differently from secular requests? Should religious preferences for treatment count in a child? Should religious views be accommodated when providing scarce and expensive medical resources?

Guest Speaker: Prof John Paris S.J., Professor of Bioethics, Boston College

Speakers/ Panel Participants:

John Paris, Joe Brierley, Sarah Barclay, David Jones, John Wyatt, Siddiq Diwan, Dominic Wilkinson

This seminar is aimed at health professionals, ethicists, philosophers, theologians and chaplains. There are strictly limited places.

Early bird registration £15/10* if register by 28th February. £25/20* subsequently.

*Discounted registration for students.

To reserve a place at the seminar, please email rachel.gaminiratne [at] philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Questions about the seminar should be directed to Professor Dominic Wilkinson, dominic.wilkinson [at] philosophy.ox.ac.uk


Study: Health Law and Ethics at Erasmus University Rotterdam

10 February 2017

The Erasmus Observatory on Health Law / Institute of Health Policy & Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) announces the annual Summer school on Health Law and Ethics, providing students, academics, professionals and practitioners, with an opportunity for intensive training in various aspects of health law and ethics over a two-weeks period (you can sign up for 1 week or 2 weeks), while absorbing the sights, sounds and culture unique to Rotterdam and the Netherlands. The Summer school offers a custom-developed course taught by leading academics in their field.

The course is designed to enhance the preparation of health professionals confronted with legal and ethical issues. The course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of health law and ethics. A Certificate of Attendance will be presented to participants who wish to take the course for academic credit. 


Conference: Abortion, Disability and the Law

10 February 2017

Registration is now open for the Anscombe [Christian] Bioethics Centre upcoming day conference, ‘Abortion, Disability and the Law’, on Saturday, 18 February 2017, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in the aula of Blackfriars Hall (St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY). The conference will examine the ethical, legal, social and psychological issues raised by abortion or childbirth following a diagnosis of foetal anomaly.

Speakers:

John Finnis
Helen Watt
Caroline Simons

Patricia Casey
John Wyatt
Heidi Crowter

Cost: £20 (£10 conc.) including lunch


Conference: BIOETHICS, MEDICAL ETHICS & HEALTH LAW

10 February 2017

St. Raphael Hotel Resort & Congress Center Limassol, Cyprus  March 21-23, 2017

Invitation and Call for Abstracts
The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is pleased to invite you to become an active participant at the 12th World Conference. The Conference is designed to offer a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops and exhibition of programs and databases. If you wish to take part in the scientific program, submit your abstract to: confer [at] isas.co.il

Abstracts of approximately 250 words on any of the listed topics are invited for oral or poster presentation.

Target Groups
physicians
nurses
social workers
psychologists
psychiatrists
doctors involved in legal medicine
lawyers
judges
bioethicists
philosophers
researchers
writers
ethics committee members
teachers
educators
rectors, deans and administrators of academic institutes
hospital managers
teachers and students of medical, nursing, ethics, psychology, philosophy and law schools and faculties
professional, cultural and volunteer organizations and associations
governmental & public bodies
speech and language therapists
veterinarians
nutritionists & dietitians

Main Topics
Alcohol
Assisted Suicide
Autonomy
Benefit & Harm
Bioethics: Gender
Bioethics: General
Bioethics: History & Future
Clinical Trials
Confidentiality
Cultural Pluralism
Dentistry, Law and Ethics
Discrimination
Drugs
End of Life
Environment’s Protection
Equality
Ethical Aspects of E-Medicine
Ethical Aspects of Toxicology
Ethical Education: Skills & Technology
Ethical Ethics: The Digital Era
Ethics and Immigration
Ethics Committees
Ethics Education: Tools and Methods
Ethics Education: Youth and Children
Food and Death
Forensic Medicine
Genetics: Ethical Aspects
Healthcare Services and Costs
Human Dignity
Human Life: Sacred Life, Quality of Life
Human Rights
Informed Consent
Justice
Medical Errors
Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics and Law: Patents
Medical Ethics in Times of Crisis
Medical Ethics: Globalization
Medical Ethics: Management
Medical Ethics: Surgery
Medical Law
Medical Negligence
Medical Research
Mental Disorders
Neuro-ethics
Nursing, Law and Ethics
Organ Transplantation
Psychiatry, Law and Ethics
Psychology, Law and Ethics
Reproduction
Solidarity


Research fellowships: Fondation Brocher, Geneva

10 February 2017

The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva -Switzerland).

The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. 

Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live and concentrate on their research project at the Foundation.

The location allows researchers to link up with, and benefit from, the extensive network and knowledge of local experts from the international governmental and non-governmental organisations having their headquarters in Geneva.

Our call for residencies is closing on the 18th of February.

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Centre in a peaceful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, to write a book, articles, an essay or a PhD thesis. The visiting positions are an occasion to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries as well as experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva, such as WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, and others.

They give researchers (PhD students to Professors) the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies.  Researchers can also apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project.

“Junior” visiting researchers can apply for an additional scholarship in order to cover their travel and local expenses in Geneva. To be eligible to this “Additional scholarship for Junior researchers”, the applicant should be a PhD student or should have obtained his PhD degree within a maximum of five years and should not perceive any other income during the time spent at the Foundation.

Applications from low and middle income countries are highly encouraged.

Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of recent medical research and new medical technologies :

Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Law, Philosophy of Medicine and Health, Medical Humanities, Social Science Perspectives on Health, Medical Ethics, History of medicine. Equitable access to medical care, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemmas, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected diseases, Pandemic planning, Reproductive technology, Stem Cells and Cell Therapy, Organ transplantation, Telemedicine, Neurosciences, Synthetic Biology.

Must be submitted before 18/02/2017 midnight GMT.