*** Advance Notice ***
eds. Stephen Pattison, Ben Hannigan, Roisin Pill and Huw Thomas
13th Bi-Annual Congress of the
European Society for Health and Medical Sociology: Health and Well-Being
in Radically Changing Societies
26 to 28 August 2010
The conference aims to contribute to the further development of comparative research in medical sociology and to the promotion of mental health and wellbeing as core dimensions of health and health research.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 28 February 2010.
Web address: http://www.eshms2010.be/
Organised by: European Society for Health and Medical Sociology
Winter school on Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22-26 March 2010 at the Woodbrookerhuis, Barchem
University of Oxford: Department of Social Policy and Social Work
'Openess' and 'Transparency' in Family Courts. - a comparative study of other jurisdictions
Laming and Beyond
CCELS RSS Feeds now incorporates newsfeeds from Children And Young People Now. These include Breaking News, Child Care and Early Years, Social Care, Youth Justice and Youth Work.
Food Ethics Council
Chatham House, 2009
Food Ethics Council December Newsletter Catering For Ethics
Call for Papers/Abstracts and Invited Sessions Proposals for The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2009.
The Conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 10th - 13th, 2009.
Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: December 17th, 2008
Authors Notifications: January 28th, 2009
Camera-ready, full papers: February 18th, 2009
• Information Society Technologies
• Knowledge-Based Society
• eSkills. Computer-literacy
• eInclusion, Digital Inclusion or inclusive Information Society. Global
• eAccessibility - Opening up the Information Society. Digital Divide
• eCommerce Globalization and Informatics/Cybernetics
• Interdependencies between Society and Information and Communication
• Social and Societal Roles of Information and Communications Technologies
• Information Society Policy-Making
• Socio-Political Regulations of Informatics and Cyber-Technologies
• Ethics and Informatics/Cybernetics
All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. All accepted papers to be presented at the conference will be published in the printed and the electronic (CD) versions of the conference proceedings. Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at each session. From these session's best papers, the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
For Invited Sessions Proposals, please go to the conference web site or, directly, to http://www.2009iiisconferences.org/imsci/Organizer.asp
IMSCI 2009 Organizing Committee
Call for Papers:
End of Life Decisions: Ethics in clinical practice, research and policy
XI Annual Swedish Symposium on Biomedicine, Ethics and Society: Seglarhotellet, Sandhamn, 8-9 June 2009
End of Life Decisions
Clinical ethics is a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional field. We invite scholars and professionals to participate in a research symposium that focuses on end of life decisions such as shifting focus from curative to palliative treatment, how clinical research at the end of life can be improved and the role policy documents play in clinical practice.
In clinical practice, doctors and nurses must make difficult decisions regarding withdrawal of treatment, having regard to medical benefit, patient autonomy, and sometimes the role played by the patient’s family. Clinical research raises another set of questions. How do we distinguish between health care practice and research activities? How do we deal with information and consent in emergency situations or when the dying patient can be randomized only after losing consciousness? These questions are also challenges for policy makers that need to protect patients and research subjects, and at the same time facilitate research developments that improve health care practices that in turn provide better treatment and care for future patients.
Simon Woods, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS), Newcastle University
Liisa Hovi, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University of Helsinki
Sören Holm, Cardiff School of Law and University of Oslo
Nina Rehnqvist, SBU – The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care
Programme and call for abstracts
The first day of the symposium consists of keynote lectures and plenary discussions. The second day of the symposium consists of presentations in parallel sessions.
We now call for abstracts regarding end of life decisions in clinical 1) practice, 2) research, and 3) policy.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2009
Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics
Uppsala Science Park
SE-751 85 Uppsala
Ministry of Justice
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – Court Rules
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Three Viewpoints from the
Social Evils debate on the theme of 'a decline in values':
* Has there been a decline in values in British society?
Anthony Browne argues that discussing the problem and its causes is the
first step towards making things better.
* Unkind, risk-averse and untrusting - if this is today's society,
can we change it?
Baroness Julia Neuberger argues that we can change society for the
better by deliberately rebuilding trust.
*Social evils and social good
Professor AC Grayling argues that it is the responsibility of each
of us to confront such difficulties
The Royal Society
(includes details of World Food Day event on 16th Oct. 2008)
(includes articles on Food Security and GM Foods)
- a postcard competition for 12-18 year olds about healthy food and stigmatisation
April 30th 2008
Landmark Victory for BAPIO at the House of Lords
(inc. Food prices – time for a rethink?)
Published January 2008
Strategy Unit, UK Cabinet Office
The Royal College of Physicians has recently published a thoroughly revised and updated Guidelines on the practice of ethics committees in medical research with human participants.
The Welsh Assembly Government has recently published Quality of Food Strategy, putting Wales "at the forefront of government efforts in the UK to grapple the overlapping issues around food" (Food Ethics Council). Responses to this consultative document should be made to WAG by 31st December 2007.
University of Illinois
Journal of Law, Technology and Policy
Vol. 2007, Issue 2
'Against the Plague: Exemption of Phamaceutical Patent Rights as a Biosecurity Strategy'
Taiwo A. Oriola
Sir Martin Evans, Professor of Mammalian Genetics at Cardiff University and Former Director of the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on stem cells. He shares this prize with two US citizens, Mario Capecchi, who was born in Italy, and UK-born Oliver Smithies.
Papers recently published by CCELS on the ethics of stem cell research:
Bad to worse to awful: stems cell research fraud ( Caplan, A)
Body Immortal (Sandor, J)
Therapeutical cloning and the protection of embryoniclife: Different approaches, different levels of protection - A view from the United Kingdom (Holm, S)
Umbilical cord cell banking: a surprisingly controversial issue (Gunning, J)
H.M. Government has published a Green Paper on 'Joint birth registration: promoting parental responsibility'. Comments need to be submitted by 25 September 2007. Further details can be found here.