Human enhancement as a concern in clinical practice – Myth or Reality? An ethics workshop coming up soon in London.

The next meeting organised by the Intermural Student Bioethics Network (ISBN) at KCL with the Royal Society of Medicine Open Section will be focused on the ethics of human enhancement in clinical practice and will take place on March 15, 2012, in the Gordon Museum at on the Guy’s Hospital Campus of Kings College London.
The timetable is as follows:
1515: Registration and Coffee in the Asklepios Room, Ground floor, Gordon Museum
1530: Welcome by Chair – Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President Elect, RSM Open Section
1535-1600: Human enhancement – what is it? Why should we think about it? Dr Tom Douglas Uehiro Centre, Oxford University
1600 -1625: Cosmetic enhancement – in the eye of the beholder? Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, Group Medical Director, BUPA and Board Member, Independent Healthcare Advisory Service
1625- 1650 Human enhancement and childhood potential – Professor Sam Lingam, Consultant neurodevelomental paediatrician
1650-1715: Human enhancement -What’s the story? – Dr Pete Moore, Science Journalist and author
A panel discussion will follow. Afterwards all delegates are invited to continue the conversation over a glass of wine and nibbles in the the Asklepios Room.
The Gordon Museum entrance is on the mezzanine floor of The Hodgkin Building of the Guys Campus, nearest tube/train is London Bridge (St Thomas’ Street Exit).

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2 Responses to Human enhancement as a concern in clinical practice – Myth or Reality? An ethics workshop coming up soon in London.

  1. All are welcome – please do register to

    It is also worth noting that this years UK Postgraduate Bioethics Conference in may looks at the body and human enhancement will be a major stream at this, deadline for abstracts is March 1. The conference is being held in London at the Wellcome Trust, from May 2nd-4th. Here’s the web link:

  2. Andrew Papanikitas says:

    Just to add that this meeting is now full and that registration has closed – we will operate a waiting list at

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