Conference: Public health ethics. Scientific methods, foundational concepts, and case analyses

On February 14-18 2011, there will be a five-day interdisciplinary conference on public health ethics at Hannover Medical School, Germany.

The main themes are (i) analyses of foundational concepts of public health ethics, (ii) scientific methods and evaluation in public health ethics and (iii) normative analyses of specific cases and problem areas in public health ethics. The conference language is English.

This conference is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The organizers — Daniel Strech, Georg Marckmann and Irene Hirschberg — would like to invite applications for funded places at the conference. All travel and accommodation costs will be covered and an additional EUR 300 will be paid to each successful candidate. Fifteen funded places are available. Those eligible are European young scholars (PhD students and post docs) in the fields of public health, health services research, philosophy, biomedical ethics, medicine, nursing sciences, health economics, psychology, law, political science, and social sciences.

To apply, please send an abstract (max. 500 words), curriculum vitae and publication list to phe2011@mh-hannover.de by October 4 2010.

Confirmed speakers include:

Angus Dawson, Keele University

Peter Schroeder-Baeck, Maastricht University

Neema Sofaer, King’s College London

Johannes J.M. van Delden, Utrecht University

Marcel F. Verweij, Utrecht University

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