Conference: Inequality and health at UCL

Tuesday March 15th 2011
Organised by the MA Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health, UCL.

Invited speakers will examine health inequality from the perspectives of philosophy, sociology, and policy.

The conference will be co-hosted by UCL’s Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health and Goodenough College.

Registration is free. To register, please email Erin Conrad erin.conrad.10 [at] ucl.ac.uk by March 5th.

The conference will be held at Goodenough College in the Large Common Room, London House, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB.

Programme

9.45 Registration

10.00 Alex Voorhoeve, ‘The evaluation of expectedly beneficial treatments that will disadvantage the worst off’

11.00 Adam Fletcher, “‘Doing more harm than good’: how health promotion interventions and social policies have had toxic effects on young people’s health.”

12.00 Lunch

12.45 James Wilson, ‘Drug patents, time and equality: an argument for why the NHS should not pay for patented drugs’

1.45 Suzanne Wait, ‘A policy perspective on health equality and inequality’

2.45 Tea

3.05 Jo Wolff, ‘Health equality and health promotion’

4.05 Sir Michael Marmot, ‘Fair society, healthy lives’

5.05 Finish

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