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


Job: Legal/Regulatory Senior Policy Analyst at the PHG Foundation

27 May 2017

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term – 3 years

Cambridge-based health policy think-tank the PHG Foundation seeks a talented and enthusiastic professional with a legal background who is passionate about seeing biomedical research translated effectively into healthcare. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, your role will be to provide sound legal and regulatory analysis for the Foundation’s health policy projects.

We are open-minded about background, but you must have a good first degree in law, social science, philosophy or similar subject; an excellent grasp of the legal, regulatory and ethical landscape around healthcare, preferably genetics/genomics; and first class analytical, drafting and communication skills.  A postgraduate qualification in medical law, ethics or similar would be a distinct advantage but, most importantly, you must be able to transfer your academic grounding into actionable policy applications.

You will be an excellent networker and have the personal qualities to work creatively and effectively in a small team of highly-motivated colleagues.

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Hall alison.hall [at] phgfoundation.org Tel: 01223 761900

The deadline for applications is 21st June 2017 (please note – previous applicants need not apply)

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 10th July 2017


PhD: Mental Health/Disability and Implementation of Human Rights in an International Context

22 May 2017

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a scholarship on the above topic, to be funded by the IMH. The scholarship forms part of a developing collaboration with the WHO in Geneva relating to human rights and mental health.

The successful student will be enrolled in the four-year doctoral programme in Mental Health and Well-Being, and interdisciplinary social sciences programme co-ordinated through the IMH. This programme includes extensive training in social sciences methodology, offered through the Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership. While successful candidates will have an academic home at the IMH, they will be formally enrolled in one of the IMH’s partner schools, Medicine (Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology), Sociology and Social Policy, Business, Law, Applied Linguistics (part of the School of English) and Health Sciences.

The scholarship is for four-years, including the initial year focussing on structured research training. It covers the equivalent of full HEU fees and maintenance, and a maintenance grant of. £14,400). Continuation of the scholarship is subject to annual review of academic progress. The scholarship is open to UK home students and EU/EEA students only.

The IMH is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. It was launched in 2006, and has grown rapidly to become one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, currently with more than 360 members. It has 21 full professors of the University of Nottingham who provide supervision to PhD students and currently holds research contracts to the value of £28million. This comes in from research councils (for example, the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council), the National Institute of Health Research (via Programme Grants, Health Technology Assessment and Service Delivery and Organisation), government agencies, and through charities (for example the Wellcome Trust and the Burdett Trust).

In the first instance, expressions of interest including a draft research proposal, a CV, a list of subjects studied and marks attained in each subject, should be sent to Professor Peter Bartlett, peter.bartlett [at] nottingham.ac.uk


Job: Research Officer at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

22 May 2017

Salary: £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract; 12 month Maternity Cover

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the ethical issues raised by advances in biology and medicine. It has achieved an international reputation for stimulating public debate in bioethics and advising policy-makers.

The Research Officer will have an important role in helping to deliver the core project work carried out by the Council. They will support the Director and Assistant Directors by organising meetings, carrying out relevant research, providing and revising drafting for papers and reports, overseeing public consultations and surveys, managing the production of publications, overseeing the management of information resources, and assisting with dissemination activities. This is a hugely varied and interesting role which will enable the Research Officer to gain experience of a wide range of research, writing and project-based activities. For example, in the past, research tasks have involved literature reviews, one-to-one interviews and survey response analysis, and writing tasks have included developing background papers on future work topics and drafting blog posts. The Research Officer will have the opportunity to attend external meetings and conferences, and will work closely with the academics, clinicians and other experts who sit on the Council’s committees.

The candidate will require a relevant degree (for example biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social science) and knowledge of bioethical issues. Experience of research and drafting, and familiarity with a range of research techniques and resources, are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the high-profile area of bioethics to work closely in the development of policy advice.

For further information, please download the application pack. To apply, please complete the application form within this pack and send to recruitment [a] nuffieldfoundation.org.

The closing date for applications is 5pm 2 June. Interviews will be held on 14 June.

If you have any queries about the position please contact Carol Perkins, either on 020 7681 9619 or by email cperkins [at] nuffieldbioethics.org


Job: Research Officer at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

9 May 2017

The Council is looking to recruit a Research Officer to cover maternity leave for a period of 12 months from the beginning of July 2017.

This is a varied and interesting role, and an excellent opportunity for those interested in the high-profile area of bioethics to work closely in the development of policy advice.

The candidate will require a relevant degree for example in biological sciences, medicine, philosophy, law or social sciences and knowledge of bioethical issues. Experience of a range of research techniques and resources are essential as are first-class drafting skills.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 June 2017

 


Job: Lecturer in Bioethics at Sussex

9 May 2017

Brighton and Sussex Medical School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics to join the team led by Professor Bobbie Farsides.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research strategy of the medical school and its partner universities, deliver high quality teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level and contribute to the development of new educational and research based initiatives.

The person appointed will also be expected to work closely with health care providers and policy makers and support BSMS’s unique collaborations with local arts practitioners and our strong commitment to Global Health.

Closing date:  22 May 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 September 2017