Conference: NICE, Age Discrimination, and Treatment at the End of Life

16th April 2010, Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London.

Following the recent Department of Health Report, Achieving Age Equality in Health and Social Care, UCL is pleased to announce a free one day conference on the topic of how the NHS should deal with questions of age when making decisions about which treatments to fund at the end of life.

This conference is supported by the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and the UCL Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine.


09.30     Coffee and registration
10.00     Welcome
10.15      How does NICE view age?  Andrew Stevens (Birmingham)
11.00     Age weighting and the QALY.  Mark Sculpher (York)
12.00     Age discrimination: some analytical issues. John Macnicol (LSE)
01.00     Lunch
01.45     Life saving treatments and the QALY.  Aki Tsuchiya (Sheffield)
02.45     Is the rule of rescue dead? Sarah Edwards (UCL)
03.30     Tea
04.00     What matters in extending life? Jo Wolff (UCL)
05.00     Close

This event is free but to register please email and await confirmation.

Further details of the conference available here.

For all other enquiries, please contact Sarah Edwards
( or Jo Wolff (


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