13 July 2017
24 October 2017 – 25 October 2017
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Pl, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG
Tickets and information
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a landmark moment for our reproductive rights, achieved at the vanguard of a wave of liberalising change across the western world, and directly inspiring reform in a number of other countries.
But fifty years later, how well does the Act serve women today?
In the week of the Act’s fiftieth anniversary, this two-day conference will examine its impact, its shortcomings, and the extent to which its liberal proponents’ hopes have been realised. Contributors including leading health care professionals, academics, policymakers, politicians, campaigners and service providers will address a range of important socio-legal, historical, political and clinical practice-based questions.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Universities of Bristol, Kent, and Leeds, and bpas, with generous funding from Wellcome. It will be hosted by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
20 March 2017
Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 p.a. plus benefits
Closes: 7th April 2017
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term contract for 3 years
This is a great opportunity for a social scientist/philosopher/lawyer with an interest in health policy to work with a world-leading think tank that uses research, analysis and advocacy to accelerate the impact of cutting edge biomedical science in healthcare.
As part of our busy team, you will have many opportunities to challenge yourself and to learn more about both exciting advances in biomedicine and the social, ethical, political and legal contexts that impact on their use in healthcare.
To succeed in the role you will have humanities and scientific expertise with ideally a good first degree in a relevant humanities subject (e.g. law, social sciences or philosophy). A postgraduate academic or professional qualification in health/medical law and ethics or biological science, medicine, public health or public policy is desirable.
You will have strong project management skills, a talent for writing and communicating complex issues to a variety of audiences and an ambition to influence public policy through your work. You must have the personal qualities to work well with fellow professionals and experts in a multidisciplinary environment, on interesting policy projects that combine the latest science and technologies with their ethical, legal, social and economic implications. You will also be committed to helping the PHG Foundation to further develop its reputation as an independent health policy think-tank.
You can download an application pack and details of how to apply from our website.
For an informal discussion contact Alison Hall at alison.hall [at] phgfoundation.org
Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 3 May 2017.
20 February 2017
“We should have brought a gift.”
“We’ve brought a gift. It’s called 22 thousand pounds.”
Purchased from Russia. Developed in India. Delivered to the UK.
A global transaction over nine months that offers ‘a lifetime of happiness’ to all involved.
“What do you think will happen to a baby girl in India that nobody wants?”
Vivienne Franzmann’s previous work at the Royal Court includes Pests and The Witness. Her new play Bodies will be directed by Jude Christian (Lela & Co.).
Wed 5 Jul – Sat 12 Aug
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre
Tickets from £12. General booking opens on Wed 22 Feb at 10am.
10 February 2017
St. Raphael Hotel Resort & Congress Center Limassol, Cyprus March 21-23, 2017
Invitation and Call for Abstracts
The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is pleased to invite you to become an active participant at the 12th World Conference. The Conference is designed to offer a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops and exhibition of programs and databases. If you wish to take part in the scientific program, submit your abstract to: confer [at] isas.co.il
Abstracts of approximately 250 words on any of the listed topics are invited for oral or poster presentation.
doctors involved in legal medicine
ethics committee members
rectors, deans and administrators of academic institutes
teachers and students of medical, nursing, ethics, psychology, philosophy and law schools and faculties
professional, cultural and volunteer organizations and associations
governmental & public bodies
speech and language therapists
nutritionists & dietitians
Benefit & Harm
Bioethics: History & Future
Dentistry, Law and Ethics
End of Life
Ethical Aspects of E-Medicine
Ethical Aspects of Toxicology
Ethical Education: Skills & Technology
Ethical Ethics: The Digital Era
Ethics and Immigration
Ethics Education: Tools and Methods
Ethics Education: Youth and Children
Food and Death
Genetics: Ethical Aspects
Healthcare Services and Costs
Human Life: Sacred Life, Quality of Life
Medical Ethics and Law: Patents
Medical Ethics in Times of Crisis
Medical Ethics: Globalization
Medical Ethics: Management
Medical Ethics: Surgery
Nursing, Law and Ethics
Psychiatry, Law and Ethics
Psychology, Law and Ethics