Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Srivastava from MacLean Center for Read the full article…

Feminist Phenomenology, Medicine, Bioethics, and Health (CfPapers, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1 February, 2017)

Although by no means mainstream, phenomenological approaches to bioethics and philosophy of medicine are no longer novel. Such approaches take the lived body – as opposed the body understood as a material, biological object – as a point of departure. Such approaches are also invested in a detailed examination and articulation of a plurality of 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…

Winter School in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Neuroscience (University of Otago, 21-24 June 2015)

Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, University of Otago, Dunedin 21st – 24th June 2015 Download Programme Overview: We will be providing a mixed learning opportunity involving presentations and case-based problem solving workshops, with the aim of encouraging and supporting integrative thinking in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and philosophy. The presentations and discussions will cover a range Read the full article…

Summer Course “Medical Humanities – Italian Perspectives” (Padova – Italy, 6 -11 September, 2015)

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Summer Course in Medical Humanities, which Read the full article…

‘Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future’ reviewed by Dr Andra le Roux-Kemp

‘Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future’ edited by I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch (MIT Press, 2014). Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future is a seminal work and a must-read for everybody involved in research pertaining to human beings.   This is a bold statement of mine and you may Read the full article…

Ethics of Biomedical Big Data (Call for Chap Abstracts, Ed Volume by Luciano Floridi & Brent Mittelstadt, deadline 30 March 2015)

Call for Chapters:  Ethics of Biomedical Big Data edited volume Peer-reviewed edited volume in Springer’s Philosophical Studies series Editors:   Prof. Luciano Floridi & Dr. Brent Mittelstadt Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Deadlines Extended Abstracts:  March 30, 2015 Chapters:  June 30, 2015 Description In biomedical research, the analysis of large datasets (Big Data) has become a major driver of Read the full article…

ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease (CfP, Conference, Belfast, 11-12 September 2015)

ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015 Call for Papers: Referring to the growth of online patient-initiated resources, including medical blogs, the BMJ noted in a 2004 editorial that we were witnessing ‘the most important technocultural medical revolution of the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity’ edited by A. M. Viens

The Centre for Medical Humanities has been granted a review copy of ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity‘ edited by A. M. Viens (Ashgate, 2014). We are seeking an experienced and thorough reviewer to scrutinise the range of issues presented in this reference book, and it may be particularly well suited to academics with an interest in medical Read the full article…

Introducing IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

IJFAB, edited by Mary C. Rawlinson, is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustaining and expanding the latest scholarly research in feminist bioethics. It is the official publication of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) and provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate on ethical issues related to Read the full article…