Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice (CfP, University of Oxford, 19-20 April 2017)

This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the Read the full article…

7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare (CfP, University of Toronto, 23-24 June 2017)

The next biennial Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable will be held at the University of Toronto on 23-24 June 2017. It will be preceded by a symposium on 22 June at the University of Toronto titled ‘Clinical Judgment: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’. Roundtable attendees are warmly invited to attend the symposium (details coming soon). Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Call 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…

Phenomenology of Breathing (Workshop, Bristol, 14 May 2015)

Phenomenology of Breathing Royal Fort House University of Bristol Thursday 14 May 2015, 1-5 Session 1: 1-2.30 Havi Carel (Bristol): A phenomenology of breathlessness Sheena Hyland (Dublin City University) : Body and breath: phenomenological perspectives Anya Farennikova (Bristol): Is it possible to feel breathless?’ 2.30 coffee break Session 2: 3-4.30 Tina Williams (Bristol) : TBC 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…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, 10-11 August 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness (CfP, Conference, Bristol, Aug 10-11 2015)

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness August 10-11, 2015 University of Bristol Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford). This two-day conference continues a series of philosophy of medicine meetings at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and 2008, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2009, the University of the Basque Read the full article…

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 Read the full article…

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference (CfP Exeter, 20-21 July 2015)

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference University of Exeter, 20-21 July 2015 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Stuart Murray, University of Leeds and Dr Roberta Bivins, University of Warwick Building on the success of last year’s Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, this conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Seminar Series – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2014-5)

All lectures are open to the public and CPD is available for clinical practitioners. The programme for the coming academic year is as follows: Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | 16:00 | Trinity Long Room Hub Representing Posthuman Embodiment: Considering Disability and the Case of Aimee Mullins A lecture by Dr Luna Dolezal (Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…