Symposia

Recent conference highlights

 

2012

PEALS had a strong presence at the 11th World Congress on Bioethics, organised by the International Association of Bioethics and held in Rotterdam in June.

Erica Haimes. Invited plenary speaker, Using and Abusing Evidence in Science and Health Policy, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May-June

Jackie Leach Scully, 'How different is too different? Autism and the idea of a good life'. Invited plenary speaker at a meeting Autism, ethics and the good life organised by the Centre for Medical Law and Ethics and the Institute for Psychiatry, King's College London, Royal Society, London, 2 April

Jackie Leach Scully, Sarah Banks, Jackie Haq, Robert Song. 'Faithful Judgements: the Role of Religion in Lay People’s Ethical Evaluations of New Reproductive and Genetic Technologies'. Presented at Religion and (In) Equalities, British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group (SOCREL) Annual Conference, University of Chester, 28 – 30 March

2011

Erica Haimes. Plenary speaker, ‘The missing stakeholders: what role should ‘lay’ citizens play in creating a sustainable ethics in stem cell research?’, International Society for Stem Cell Research Ethics and Public Policy Committee workshop, Pathways to a sustainable ethics in stem cell research, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, December

Erica Haimes, Ken Taylor, Ilke Turkmendag.  Women’s views and experiences of an ‘egg sharing for research’ scheme: does local practice have global implications?, European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics 25th Annual Conference, Bioethics from a cross-cultural perspective, Istanbul, September

Erica Haimes and Ken Taylor.  ‘Investigating women’s experiences of an IVF egg sharing scheme for SCNT research’, Exploring the ELSI Universe, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (Presented by Taylor) (refereed selection), April

Erica Haimes.  ‘An investigation of women’s experiences of an IVF egg sharing scheme for somatic cell nuclear transfer (otherwise known as ‘therapeutic cloning’) research’, Department of Health Sciences seminar series, University of York, UK

Jackie Haq. Keynote: 'Whose story is it anyway? Challenging ‘expertise’ and co-producing knowledge: Reflections on university/community collaborations and border-crossings between activism and research'. Academic-activist Roundtable, Trafford Hall conference organised by Manchester, Birmingham, and De Montfort Universities, 20 September    

Pauline McCormack. Invited presentation ‘Life quality versus quality of life’, TREAT-NMD International Conference, Geneva, November

Janice McLaughlin.  Invited: ‘Potential familial and patient responses to gene therapy: lessons from current genetics provision in healthcare’, TREAT-NMD International Conference, Geneva, November

Janice McLaughlin. Invited: 'Families’ experiences of paediatric genetics: Findings from an ethnographic study'. British Society for Human Genetics Conference, Warwick University, 5– 7 September

Janice McLaughlin and Emma Clavering.  Panel: Exploring Medical Understandings of Childhood Difference, EASA Medical Anthropology Network Conference, Rome, September

Jackie Leach Scully. Keynote: 'Choosing disability, the law, and moral opinion', Reproducing Normality: Disability, Prenatal Testing and Bioethics Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 7 December

Ilke Turkmendag. 'Genetic Essentialism and Child’s Right-to-know', King’s College London, April

Simon Woods, Pauline McCormack. Ethical issues in bio-marker research,TREAT-NMD International Conference, Geneva, November