23 November 2017
Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN
This year our focus is Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
We have incorporated complex clinical cases, professional expertise, personal experience and public policy into an ambitious programme to address a range of challenging ethical issues.
Representatives from NHSBT and BTS will highlight obstacles to implementing paediatric donation and organ allocation prioritisation in the UK.
Clinicians working in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and those involved in the care and possible transplantation of children will set out how a range of potential paediatric donors and transplant recipients are identified and managed and provide insight into factors affecting the development of strategies to expand the paediatric donor pool.
Paediatric donor and recipient families will share their personal stories, and ways to identify and address the psychological impact of bereavement in paediatric donation will be discussed.
Management of the adolescent living donor and strategies to optimise adherence and transition among adolescent recipients will be addressed.
Living Donor Forum
24 November 2017
Living Donor Risk
Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN
This year our theme is Living Donor risk, and in particular where the clinician perspective may be at odds with that of the prospective donor. Is this Caring Concern or Pompous Paternalism? How difficult is it for Living Donors to donate?
The day will take the form of an interactive discussion and debate between physicians and surgeons, coordinators, patients and carers. Come with an open mind or prepare to have your assumptions challenged!
Student rates are available.
5th May 2017, University of Leeds
10.00-16.30, Social Sciences Building, room 12.21-12.25
Call for abstracts
The global movement of donated human body parts (e.g., blood, embryos, organs, sperm, oocytes) have gained increasing academic attention. A large part of these accounts express concerns regarding unequal power relationships between countries and between the parties engaged in medically related relationships (recipients, medical staff and medical facilities, providers of organs, tissues or cells etc.).
We wish to invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to explore the processes of meaning making in relation to body parts exchanges, and think about the following questions:
• how do understandings of various technical procedures, bodies and body parts, and relationships (such as exchange relationships) emerge?
• who does participate in framing them?
• how do these understandings direct the flows of body parts across borders?
We welcome contributions that analyse how different actors delineate the boundaries between science, ethics, law and other types of authority as part of their valuation performance, and how they manage uncertainty and risk in the process.
Please send abstracts (150-250 words) to A Gruian, ssag [at] leeds.ac.uk, by 3rd April 2017
The event will be chaired by Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds). Speakers:
• Prof Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds).Medical Mobilities: Economies and Ethics
• Dr Sean Columb (Liverpool Law School). Organ markets & exploitation: Assessing the impact of crime and immigration controls in the Egyptian-Sudanese context
• Dr Mark Monaghan (Loughborough University). Conceptualising Crime, Evidence, and Immorality
• Dr Greg Moorlock (University of Warwick). Beauty Contests & Directed Altruistic Donation
• Alexandra Gruian (University of Leeds). Ova Flows in Romania: Definitions, Legitimacy, Legality
• BSA members: £10 Non-members: £25
• We offer 5 bursaries for postgraduate students. Fee includes lunch and refreshments
• Register here.