Mason Institute Annual Debate 20th February 2018: The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’

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Date: 6:00-8:30pm, 20th February 2018 Location: Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX The Great Medico- Legal Debate 2018 ‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’ As part of the University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning 2018, the Mason Institute invites you to join them for their… Continue reading

Mason Institute Event 20th February 2018: Public Health Policy and the Ethics of the Long Game with Professor John Coggon

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Date: 4:30-5:30pm, 20th February 2018 Location: Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX Public Health Policy and the Ethics of the Long Game with Professor John Coggon John Coggon, Professor of Law and Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School,… Continue reading

Summerschool: “What about the Family – An interdisciplinary course on the impact of genetics and genomics on families.” Groningen, Netherlands, from 12- 18 August 2018

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Date: 12th-18th August 2018 Location: Groningen, Netherlands Deadline for Application: 1st May 2018 Summerschool: “What about the Family – An interdisciplinary course on the impact of genetics and genomics on families.” This Summerschool will explore new theoretical and practical approaches to address the challenges posed by responsibilities generated by new forms of healthcare practice. In particular, we… Continue reading

The Sutherland Trust Spring Lecture: Save the Date!

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Date: 6.30pm for 7pm lecture, 14th May 2018 Location: Central Halls, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP Title: Alienation in Families: On Reflection and Action Professionals who work with families are familiar with situations in which one separated parent turns a child against the other parent for no good reason. In addition – and topical given the… Continue reading

Glasgow Medical Humanities Symposium: Tuesday 17 April 2018

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The Glasgow Medical Humanities Symposium will bring together researchers from across Glasgow’s Universities to explore new possibilities for collaboration, and to identify the distinctive strengths and interests of our local context. The symposium will be held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 in the Wolfson Medical School Building on University Avenue from c.10am-5pm, and will be… Continue reading

Arts Health Early Career Research Network: Informal Meet-Up in Edinburgh

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Date: 5.30pm, 27th February 2018 Location: Usher’s pub in Edinburgh – 32b West Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD The Arts Health Early Career Research Network is organising an informal networking meet-up and drinks on Tuesday 27 February, for those working or interested in the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. We will be meeting at… Continue reading

Book Review: Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture, edited by Carol-Ann Farkas (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).

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  Book: Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture, edited by Carol-Ann Farkas (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).  Reviewer: Dr Cris Sarg, University of Glasgow Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture (2018) is an edited collection by Carol-Ann Farkas. As is evident from the title this book examines the perceptions/interpretations of the… Continue reading

Medical Humanities Discussion Group: Charlotte Orr (PhD in Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow), ‘The self-construction of the scientist in Sir Ronald Ross’s Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem’

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Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 14 February 2018 Location: Room 216, the Hetherington Building, University of Glasgow The Medical Humanities Research Centre is delighted to announce the next speaker and topic for the Medical Humanities Discussion Group. On 14th February, Charlotte Orr (PhD student in Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow) will give a talk entitled ‘The self-construction of… Continue reading

London Event: Implementing an opt-out organ donation policy in England Philosophical and Policy Questions

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Date: Saturday 17th February 2018 10.00-17.00 Location: The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London On the 12th December 2017 the UK Department of Health announced a consultation on organ donation seeking the views of individuals and institutions on how and whether a policy of presumed consent could work in England. Given the importance of this proposal… Continue reading

Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Philosophy/Ethics at Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

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Position: Postdoctoral researcher. Area: Philosophy/Ethics. 100%, initial fixed-term 36 months Location: The Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich Deadline: 28th February 2018 The Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich invites applications for the following position to be filled as of 1 April 2018 or… Continue reading