ePatients Conference (Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

Registration is now open for the ePatients conference in September at Queen’s University Belfast. There is a very small (£10 waged; £5 part-time, unsalaried, retired, student) registration fee which covers all teas/coffees, lunches on both days and a wine reception, and a £35 fee for an optional conference dinner, which includes 3 courses and wine Read the full article…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through objects, artefacts, and architecture (Conference, University of York, 16-17 September, 2015)

‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It addresses how everyday artefacts (such as objects, dress, interiors and architecture) can mediate practices, identities and embodied experiences of health and illness. The event will draw together Read the full article…

Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics (CfP, Conference, South Africa, 3-5 Dec 2015)

Call for Papers for a Conference on the Theme: ‘Giving a Voice to African Thought in Medical Research Ethics’. 3 – 5 December 2015 Phillip V Tobias Health Sciences Building, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Jointly hosted by the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Philosophy Department, Read the full article…

Reconsidering Humanity (Symposium, Live Streamed, 25 June 2015)

Live-streamed symposium Starting June 25 at 9:30 AM CET, this symposium spans across philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, computer engineering, political science, robotics, psychology etc. to address critical constructive perspectives on basic aspects of currently entertained grand visions with regard to the application of so-called Big Data approaches to research on humans, societies and their natures. From Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction is always a disorder, and Read the full article…

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (CfP, Conference, Florida, Jan 28-9 2016)

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Bodies are obviously the targets of one’s daily care in terms of personal hygiene, grooming, exercise, and proper nourishment. They are also Read the full article…

6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable (Conference, University of Bristol, 11-12 August 2015)

Registration is open for the 6th International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable. This two-day conference will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust. The conference will continue a series of philosophy of medicine meetings and the keynote speakers are Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). Scientific committee: Rachel Read the full article…

13th World Congress of International Association of Bioethics 2016 (CfP, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 14-17 June 2016)

We are pleased to officially announce the launch of the website for the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB 2016). The Mason Institute is leading the local organisation of IAB 2016, which will take place here in Edinburgh on 14 – 17 June 2016. Our goal is to bring 1000+ delegates Read the full article…

Suffering’s Role and Value (CfR, University of Glasgow, 4-6 July, 2015)

The Value of Suffering Project is pleased to issue a call for registration for an interdisciplinary conference on Suffering’s Role and Value. What is suffering’s role and value? Physical suffering motivates injury avoidance; but empirical results continue to suggest many other, neglected roles that suffering plays. Hence we will ask: How does suffering bear on attention, memory, deliberation, problem-solving, and social cooperation? And how does recent research Read the full article…