Call for abstracts: 8th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2014, September 4-5th, University of Southampton

The 8th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference on 4th and 5th September 2014 to be held at the University of Southampton. The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference is a highly prestigious annual conference aimed at doctoral researchers whose research involves bioethical analysis. Over the past seven years, the Postgraduate Bioethics Conference has become established as a leading environment for doctoral candidates to meet, network and present their work. The theme for this year’s Postgraduate Bioethics Conference is ‘Health Law and Bioethics at the Frontiers of Innovation‘ and invites participants to reflect on the impact of new developments affecting bioethics and health and how these are informed and influenced by various ethical, moral, social, practical, legal and scientific viewpoints.

The Conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for doctoral researchers involved in bioethical research to present their current work. The conference will also include three keynote addresses from senior scholars in their respective fields and two workshops, entitled ‘Bioethics in Practice’ and ‘Publishing in Bioethics’. Confirmed speakers include Jonathan Montgomery (Chair of Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Professor of Healthcare Law, UCL), John Harris (University of Manchester), Ruth Chadwick (University of Cardiff/University of Manchester), David Hughes (Swansea University), John Coggon (University of Southampton), and Sara Fovargue (University of Lancaster). The Conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to bioethics including, but not limited to, medical ethics, medicine, healthcare, life sciences, philosophy, social sciences, law and public policy.

Submissions should be e-mailed to the conference organisers Emma Nottingham and Alexander Chrysanthou by 10 June 2014 to: Abstracts should be in English, no more than 300 words, and in Word or preferably PDF format. Please note that you must be a registered MPhil/PhD student, and we will only accept abstracts sent from a valid institutional email address. There will be an opportunity for those not giving a paper to register as attendees from 25 July 2014.

It is hoped that registration will be free for participants and attendees. The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference cannot cover the cost of travel and accommodation. Limited places for accommodation and breakfast in halls of residence will be available at a discounted rate.

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