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Lecture: Daniel Sinclair, ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, Edinburgh

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 Date: 12.30 – 2pm, Tuesday 24th October 2017 Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, Doorward 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG ‘Combining Religious Norms with Liberal Autonomy in Contemporary Biomedical Law: The Israeli Experience’, with Prof. Daniel Sinclair, School of Law, Fordham University The heteronomous nature of Jewish Law (Halakhah) would at first sight appear to militate… Continue reading

PhD Scholarships in Biomedicine and Ethics, Mason Institute (Edinburgh)

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Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarships 2017/18: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Law Deadline: 30th April 2017 The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law will offer two Maclagan Prize Scholarships to students wishing to pursue a PhD under the auspices of the Institute. Details about the work of the Mason Institute… Continue reading

Lecture: Prof. Jonathan Montgomery, ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ (Edinburgh)

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The J Kenyon Mason Annual Lecture,  Mason Institute Edinburgh Professor Jonathan Montgomery: ‘New Bearings in Health Research Ethics: Towards a Social Contract Paradigm’ Date: 5-7pm, Thursday 27th April 2017 Location: Business School Atrium, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS Health research ethics has a long history of adapting itself to contemporary challenges. The current paradigm reflects concerns,… Continue reading

Mason Institute: Dan Crossley, ‘Food Ethics’, Edinburgh

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Dr Isabel Fletcher is pleased to announce the next Mason Institute series of lunchtime talks, which this time is co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network. Speaker: Dan Crossley, Food Ethics Council Respondent: Emily Postan, University of Edinburgh Date: Tuesday 28th of February, 12.00-13:30 Venue: room 2.04, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Why food… Continue reading

Mason Institute Lunch Seminars, Spring 2016

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The Mason Institute is pleased to announce our lunchtime seminars for Spring 2016. On 16th February we will welcome Dr Amrit Ray (Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson). We are pleased to co-host this seminar with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Dr Ray will speak on ‘Ethical Challenges in Compassionate… Continue reading

Gifford Lecture and Masterclass: Professor Sheila Jasanoff, ‘Social Orders in Scientific Biomedicine’, Edinburgh

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Regulation in Action: Social Orders in Scientific Biomedicine Insights from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) have profoundly altered our understanding of the relation between technoscience and politics. Rather than viewing them as separate spheres, STS scholars have demonstrated that epistemic and social orders are coproduced. Further, by moving attention to the effects… Continue reading

Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, Edinburgh, 4-6 Dec 2015

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Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival Edinburgh, Fri 4th – Sun 6th December 2015 How does biomedical research take place? Is it safe? Who undertakes the research? Should vulnerable individuals, such as children, be used in biomedical investigations? The Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival, the first of its kind, will seek to answer some of these… Continue reading

Guest Lecture, Prof. John Abraham (KCL): ‘Pharmaceutical Progress and Promissory Science: Regulatory Change, Innovation, and Public Health’, Edinburgh

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Professor John Abraham, Pharmaceutical Progress and Promissory Science: Regulatory Change, Innovation, and Public Health Date: 12-1pm, Thursday 3rd December 2015 Venue: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Teviot Place, Edinburgh   Abstract Drawing on years of fieldwork in the US and the EU, this lecture examines the relationship between government measures to stimulate and increase the… Continue reading

Call for applications: 2015-2016 Medical Humanities PhD Scholarship, Edinburgh

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Now accepting applications: 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship The Mason Institute are pleased to announce the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship for a student already pursuing or wishing to pursue a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The topic of the PhD research project must be within the broad areas and themes of the Mason Institute – that… Continue reading

Mason Institute, Medicolegal Symposium: Aspects of Neuro Law, 13th-14th Nov 2015, Edinburgh

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The extended programme for the Mason Institute Medicolegal Symposium has now been released: Medicolegal Symposium: Aspects of Neuro Law Friday 13th November – Saturday 14th November 2015 St Leonard’s Hall, The University of Edinburgh   Friday 13th November   12.15          Registration desk opens. Tea and Coffee available on arrival 13.00          Welcome and Introduction to Neurolaw – Dr… Continue reading