Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies
26-28th January, 2015
Brocher Foundation, Switzerland

Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons by the 15th December, 2014 if you would like to attend. Provisional programme below:

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies

  • Political understandings of disability, health, and harm: Coming to terms with the truth about public health ethics, John Coggon (University of Southampton)
  • Disability and anti-abortion lobbying: Clash of principles, Sheelagh McGuinness (University of Birmingham)
  • Lives not worth living or not worth saving? Politics, policy and disability, Barry Lyons (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Treating disabled animals: consent, embodiment and best interests, Marie Fox (University of Birmingham)
  • Values, technology and policy, Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University)
  • Posthuman, all too humanist: Disability and ethics, Jonathan Mitchell (University College Dublin)
  • Enhancement and disablism in public health policy, Andreas Dinopolous (Brunel University)
  • Embodiment, disability and enhancement: Implications for public health interventions and resource allocation, Sarah Chan (University of Manchester)
  • Hollywood’s biocapital conflicts: Disability, enhancement and dependency in recent film, Stuart Murray (University of Leeds)
  • Representing posthuman embodiment: Considering disability and the case of Aimee Mullins, Luna Dolezal (Durham University / Trinity College Dublin)
  • Public health enhancement: Identifying a threshold of acceptability, Alex McKeown (University of Bristol)
  • An exploration of the line between restoration and enhancement and of their social-psychological consequences, Bertolt Meyer (TU Chemnitz)
  • In the Search for Replaceable Hearts: How do Everyday Cyborgs Feel? Gill Haddow (University of Edinburgh)
  • Bionic Bodies: What Challenges for Disability? Denisa Butnaru (Universities of Freiborg / Strasbourg)
  • TBC, Denis Roche (Trinity College Dublin)

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