Lecture: Richard Huxtable on ‘A Balance of Opposites? Ethics, Judges and Minimally Conscious Patients’

18 July 2017

2017 Institute of Medical Ethics Public Lecture

Tuesday September 26th, 2017, 17.00 for 17.45, followed by a drinks reception at 19.15.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BE

Richard Huxtable, Professor of Medical Ethics & Law, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol, will give a talk titled “‘A Balance of Opposites? Ethics, Judges and Minimally Conscious Patients’

This event is free but you must register.

 

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Seminar: cryopreservation – Law and Ethics at the Frontiers of Medicine and Science

12 June 2017

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Registration from 18:15

20:00 onwards drinks reception

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to invite you to a seminar on Wednesday 28 June on Law and Ethics at the Frontiers of Medicine and Science.

In the recent cryopreservation case In re JS (A Child) [2017] 4 WLR 1, the High Court considered the wishes of a terminally ill 14 year old child that her body be cryopreserved upon her death.  The case focused attention on medical and scientific advances not covered or contemplated by existing laws, such as the Human Tissue Act 2004.  How should courts, regulatory bodies, policy makers and lawyers respond?

Doughty Street Chambers convenes a panel of speakers – including lawyers who acted in the JS case and the Director of Regulation at the Human Tissue Authority – to discuss whether the current legal and regulatory framework is keeping up with developments in medicine and science in the 21st century.

The talks will be followed by drinks and networking.

If you would like to secure a place please click here.

 

Chair
Aswini Weereratne QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers

Sarah Bedwell, Director of Regulation, Human Tissue Authority

Zoë Fleetwood, Dawson Cornwell

Christina Helden, Hempsons

Kate Beattie, Doughty Street Chambers

 

 


Conference: 8th Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Study Day

2 June 2017

8th Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Study Day
24 November 2017 | 30 Euston Sq, London
6 CPD points; book your place

Draft Programme

08.45 Registration & Exhibitors
09.00 APPM Chair’s welcome
Dr Pat Carragher, Medical Director, CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association
Scotland)

Session 1
Chaired by Dr Jon Dorling, Clinical Associate Professor in Neonatology School of
Medicine, University of Nottingham

09:05 Neonatal palliative symptom control
Dr Jon Dorling, Clinical Associate Professor in Neonatology School of Medicine,
University of Nottingham
Dr Edile Murdoch, Consultant Neonatologist (PPM special interest)
Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

09.50 Case Studies: Panel discussion
Jon Dorling, Edile Murdoch, Dominic Wilkinson

10.40 Ethical challenges in perinatal palliative care
Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Consultant Neonatologist, Professor of Medical
Ethics, University of Oxford

11.35 Focus groups – delegates are free to attend any group

Hospice doctors/GPs
Dr Mike Miller, Retired Medical Director, Trustee Naomi House,
Medical Advisor, React

Hospital doctors/Trainees
Dr Renee McCulloch, Consultant Paediatric Palliative Medicine
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Specialist nurses and allied health professionals
Co-ordinated by Ms Julie Bayliss, Nurse Consultant, Great Ormond Street
Hospital, London

13.20 1st Seminar

1A Symptom management – dyspnoea
Dr Fin Craig, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, The Louis Dundas
Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

1B Perinatal palliative care
Dr Edile Murdoch, Consultant Neonatologist (PPM special interest)
Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

1C NICE guidance for end of life care in infants, children and young people
(NG61): development, content, implementation and quality standards
Dr Emily Harrop, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Helen and Douglas
House, Oxford, Deputy Chair of Guidance Development Committee

14.15
2nd Workshop
2A Symptom management – dyspnoea
Dr Fin Craig, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, The Louis Dundas
Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

2B Perinatal palliative care
Dr Edile Murdoch, Consultant Neonatologist (PPM special interest)
Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

2C NICE guidance for end of life care in infants, children and young people
(NG61): development, content, implementation and quality standards
Dr Emily Harrop, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Helen and Douglas
House, Oxford, Deputy Chair of Guidance Development Committee

Session 2
Chaired by Dr Anna-Karenia Anderson, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative
Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital and Shooting Star Chase Hospice.

15.20 A new public health approach to EOL care:
Dr Libby Sallnow, St6 Palliative Medicine Registrar, North London Hospital,
Doctoral Student, University of Edinburgh

16.00 Paediatric palliative care in court
Victoria Butler-Cole, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, Chair of Trustees of
Compassion in Dying, Advisor to the Medical Mediation Foundation

16.45 Closing remarks
Dr Pat Carragher, APPM Chair, Medical Director, CHAS (Children’s Hospice
Association Scotland)

1700 End


Course: Summer school – Doctors and lawyers dealing with death and dying

31 March 2017

 

Medical, legal and ethical challenges in end-of-life decision making. 3-7 July 2017

Preliminary Program Summer School

The Erasmus School of Law in collaboration with the department of Public Health of the Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC) will host the international summer school ‘’Doctors and lawyers dealing with death and dying’’ in the first week of July 2017 in Rotterdam.

Many countries are currently engaged in a societal debate about the question whether to decriminalize or legalize some form of assistance in dying. In this multi-disciplinary one-week course, students will be introduced to the Dutch situation regarding Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act of 2002, the practice of medical decision making at the end of life, and current ethical, legal and medical challenges in comparative perspective with other European countries.

The aim of this course is to expand the knowledge of participants on medical, legal, and ethical issues at the end of life, and to reflect on these issues based on the facts and figures. The summer school is part of a broader Research Excellence Initiative (REI) ‘’Doctors and lawyers dealing with death and dying’’.

 


Conference: ‘A Right to Die?’ – Socio-legal perspectives at Keele University

6 March 2017

18th July 2017

School of Law, Keele University

Register here

Programme

10.00 Registration & Coffee

10.30 Welcome from Professor Alison Brammer, Head of Keele Law School

10:35 Introduction by Chair, Dr Sue Westwood

10.40 Keynote speaker: Professor Penney Lewis, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (‘Assisted Dying and Legal Change’)

11.10 Q&A

11.20 – 12.30 Panel 1: Assisted Dying & Euthanasia – Current Debates. Chair: Dr Anthony Wrigley

Speaker (1) Dr Iain Brassington, University of Manchester (‘Overview of Debates’)

Speaker (2) Professor Richard Huxtable, University of Bristol (‘Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law’)

Speaker (3) Professor Alison Brammer, Keele University (‘Safeguarding Issues’)

12.20 Q&A

12.30 – 1.15 Lunch

1.15 – 2.40 Panel 2: Assisted Dying & Euthanasia – Views. Chair: Professor Marie-Andre Jacob

Speaker (1) Professor Clare Wilkinson, Bangor University (‘Why do we want the right to die?)

Speaker (2) Dr Glenys Caswell, University of Nottingham (‘Agency, death and dying in the UK’)

Speaker (3) Davina Hehir, Director of Legal Strategy and Policy, Dignity in Dying (‘Choice, control and access to services at the end of life: Advocating for the right to die’)

2.30 Q&A

2.40 – 3.00 Tea Break

3.00 – 4.10 Panel 3: Assisted Dying & Euthanasia – Subjectivities Chair: Dr Tsachi Keren-Perez

Speaker (1) Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York (‘Court applications for withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration from patients in a permanent vegetative state: Family experiences’)

Speaker (2) Dr Sue Westwood, Keele University (‘Older lesbians, gay men and the “right to die” debate’)

Speaker (3) Professor Sue Read & Dr Sotirios Santatzoglou, Keele University (‘Exploring hospice care from the perspectives of people living with multiple sclerosis: An exploratory case study’)

4.00 Q&A

4.10 – 4.15 Closing comments (Chair)

4.15 Close


Seminar: Law (and the place of law) at the end of life

10 October 2016

Tuesday 1 November 2016 16.00-18.00

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

Sir Mark Hedley, former judge of the High Court of England and Wales, joins leading barristers Alex Ruck Keene (Visiting Research Fellow at KCL) and Eloise Power in a discussion about this complex and interesting topic.

To reserve a free place please contact legal.services.events [at] rcn.org.uk before Wednesday 26 October 2016.


Seminar: My Life, My Decision: A new approach to advance care planning

28 September 2016

Thursday October 20, 2016

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Church House Westminster, Deans Yard, London

A free seminar organised by Compassion in Dying:

My Life, My Decision was an ambitious, multifaceted programme of work delivered by Compassion in Dying and its partners, and funded by the Big Lottery’s Silver Dreams Fund to run from July 2014 until October 2016.

Its aim was to support people aged over 50 to think about and plan their care in advance, helping to ensure they have the death that is right for them.

The project tried and tested new ways of engaging people and communities in planning for the end of life. It developed a service that placed the individual at the centre of their care decisions and supported them to express and record their wishes in a legally binding way. It also developed effective models of partnership working between health services and voluntary organisations, maximising the capacity of healthcare professionals by providing support to their patients to plan their care.

More details and registration information available via Eventbrite.