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This year’s Postgraduate Bioethics Conference: Call for papers

In 2015, Bioethics on April 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

In 2014, Emma Nottingham and Alex Chrysanthou organised the annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference (PGBC2014) here in Southampton. In 2015 the baton has passed on to a team of PGRs in Manchester. The focus for PGBC2015 is ‘Binaries in Bioethics: What role should they serve?’. The call for papers has been issued:

The 9th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference will be held in Manchester on the 7th and 8th of September 2015. It is a prestigious annual conference aimed at doctoral researchers whose research involves bioethical analysis. Over the past eight years, it has become established as a leading environment for doctoral candidates to meet, network, and present their work. This year’s theme is ‘Binaries in Bioethics: What role should they serve?’ Bioethical thought frequently utilises binaries to explore and understand experience, practice, and ethical challenges. Binaries such as mind/body, male/female, health/illness, therapy/enhancement, and disability/giftedness permeate bioethical debate. We would like to invite colleagues to submit papers addressing binaries in bioethics; and would welcome papers, whether from a historical or contemporary perspective, that explore the values, limitations, and possibilities offered by binary approaches. Abstracts are welcome from healthcare practitioners, bioethicists, the medical humanities, and anyone working in related fields.

The Conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for doctoral researchers involved in bioethical research to present their current work. The conference will also include four keynote addresses from senior scholars in their respective fields, a lecture from another leading scholar and two workshops. Please refer to the website for further information. The Conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to bioethics including, but not limited to, medical ethics, medicine, healthcare, life sciences, philosophy, social sciences, law and public policy.

Abstracts should be in English, no more than 300 words, and in Word or preferably PDF format. Please note that you must be a registered postgraduate student, and we will only accept abstracts sent from a valid institutional email address.

Those wishing to simply attend can register now but please be aware that capacity is limited. Please note that submitting an abstract does not secure your attendance at the event so you are advised to register early in order to avoid disappointment.

Registration will be free for participants and attendees but please be aware there are limited spaces available. The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference cannot cover the cost of travel and accommodation. Additional details regarding accommodation are detailed on the website.

Submissions should be e-mailed to the conference organisers, Sacha Waxman and David Lawrence, by 30th June 2015: postgrad.bioethics@outlook.com.

We are also currently awaiting confirmation with the Editors from a selection of leading bioethics journals regarding whether the winning papers from the conference could be published as such (subject to peer review of course). If you have any questions please email us at postgrad.bioethics@outlook.com .

Kind regards,
Sacha Waxman and David Lawrence
The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2015

Email: postgrad.bioethics@outlook.com
Website: http://www.postgradbioethics.com/
Twitter: @PGBC2015
Venue: http://www.conference.manchester.ac.uk/venues/search/details/?property=8

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