Conference: Medical law and ethics in the media spotlight

8 – 9 November 2010
The British Academy, London

“Medical law and ethics rarely leave the media spotlight. Controversy surrounds the regulation of scientific advances, limits to freedoms at the start and end of life, and access to therapies. Practice, policy, and public willingness to engage in public health measures such as the MMR vaccination programme are all vulnerable to the press’s freedom and the people’s ‘right to know’. Academic leaders and key public figures will offer crucial evaluation of the role, effect, and responsibilities of the media in regard to complex, compelling, ethico-legal issues that contemporary society faces.

The conference will provide paper presentations and panel discussions, and audience participation will be encouraged.”

Speakers include:

Dr Iain Brassington

Professor Margaret Brazier

Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge

Professor Thomas Gibbons

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Dr Evan Harris

Dr Richard Horton

Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

Dr Elizabeth Pisani

Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC

Dr Jackie Scully

Professor Julie Stone

Baroness Mary Warnock FBA

Further details are available at the conference website.

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