Listings of forthcoming events in the form of conferences, workshops, lectures or courses taking place in the UK and elsewhere, providing links to the organisations concerned.
CALL FOR PAPERS
5th COBRA conference on 'Teaching professional ethics', National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Ireland, 10-11 September 2010.
Most professional schools (e.g. medicine, nursing, business, social work, and engineering and education) now acknowledge the importance of including ethics in their curricula, especially alongside the relevant law. Sometimes ethics is taught by a fellow professional, sometimes by a philosopher or lawyer, sometimes by a social scientist. There is a great diversity of methods and approaches to the subject, although some professions have tried to reach a consensus, with more or less success (e.g. the 1998 'Core Curriculum' in medical law and ethics in the UK).
This conference will serve as a forum to bring together ethics teachers from different professions, as well as academic and practicing professionals from any of the above disciplines, to share experiences and discuss the latest developments and best practice in the teaching of professional ethics in Ireland, the UK, and elsewhere. We would like to include contributions that address different curriculum development, teaching and assessment practices as well as more general reflections on realistic goals, pitfalls and limitations of teaching professional ethics within a higher education context. Potential topics could include:- good professional practice, curriculum development and the implementation process- the use of cases, role-play and problem-based learning- interdisciplinarity and co-teaching- settings for teaching and learning- defining and measuring outcomes and assessment- pitfalls and limitations- integration of ethics and law
The conference will be hosted by COBRA, the Ethics Centre at NUIG Galway. The COBRA conference series is characterised by a focus on reflection and communication among participants. Papers should be presented in a way that encourages discussion among participants and sufficient time will be given during and between sections to allow for further reflection on the issues raised.
Deadline for submission: Monday 26 July 2010.
Please submit an abstract of 150-250 words and a short outline of your own background and experience with professional ethics teaching, and indicate whether you would like to be considered for a paper (suitable for delivery within 20-25 minutes), or for a shorter roundtable contribution (suitable for delivery within 10 minutes). Abstracts should be e-mailed to Dr. Heike Felzmann of the Department of Philosophy, University of Galway:
For those who do not wish to submit a paper but who wish to attend,
we would ask you to inform Dr. Heike Felzmann so that we can plan the
catering. There will be no registration fee for the conference.
Wales Medico-Legal Society
Tuesday 15th June 2010, Dr Kim Holt "Baby P, Medical Regulation and Patient Safety. A Case of Shooting the Whistleblower"
Cardiff Law School
Dr Tsachi Keren-Paz, "Clients' Fault-Based Liability for Purchasing Sex from Forced Prostitutes" - see Events for further details
Annual Meeting of the World Institute for Research and Publication - Law May 14 - 16, 2010
Wales Medico-Legal Society
Speaker: Barry Furrow
Lecture title: "Reforming the American Health care System: Are the 2010 Reforms Enough?"
Location: Cardiff Law School
Refreshments from 6:30pm in room 1.28, lecture to follow at 7pm in room 1.29.
Cwm Taf Ethics Group presents a debate: Can the NHS afford to care?
Date: Wednesday 21st April 2010 6 pm – 9 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre RG, Post Grad RG, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan
Chair: Margaret Foster, Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Health Board.
Baroness Ilora Finlay
Martin Semple, Head of Institute, RCN Wales and
Professor David Cohen, Professor of Health Economics at the University of Glamorgan
Cardiff Law School Staff Seminar
Topic: Clients' Fault-Based Liability for Purchasing Sex from Forced Prostitutes
Date: Wednesday, 28th April 2010
Time & Venue: 1.00pm in room 1.28
Please let Antoinette Samuel know if you will be attending no later than 12th April at SamuelAM@cardiff.ac.uk
A buffet lunch will be provided.
International Organisations: Events Portals
Mapping The Genomic Era: Measurements and Meanings
7th-9th October 2009
Cardiff City Hall
Organised by: Cesagen on behalf of the ESRC Genomics Network
This conference in the EGN series will provide an opportunity to develop further the debate and dialogue around current and future developments in the life sciences, between academics working in a broad range of social science disciplines and associated stakeholders, including natural and biomedical scientists and policymakers.
The overarching theme of the conference seeks to consider how and where ‘measurements’ of different kinds are at stake, for example:
The difficulties in producing common scientific, political, economic and social measures
How the abstraction of measuring transforms the object to be measured
How measurement can add to meaning and knowledge and/or detract from it
The hidden costs of precision
Consequences of particular forms of measurement for various groups and individuals
Statistical power in relation to genome wide association studies, epidemiology, and their application in biobanking projects and personal genomics
Measurement of the impact of research
This theme also seeks to examine the contexts in which ‘meanings’ are mediated, discussed and produced, such as in policy making, governance of science and technology, through clinical applications, and within different academic disciplines, public engagement efforts, civil society, activist communities, social movements, the media etc
Registration details and a preliminary programme, will soon be available on our website.
All other correspondence should be directed to:
Mel Evans, Cesagen, Cardiff University, 6 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BG
Tel: +44 (0)29 20870024
ICT that makes the difference
The Future of Ambient Intelligence and ICT for Security
Brussels, Belgium, November 22-25, 2009
Industry, R&D, European and national science policy authorities actively guide the computer and the internet towards new futures. New developments are expected to contribute to the economy, the goals of the Lisbon Strategy and the quality of life. ICT is playing an ever increasing role in national security and in overcoming the vulnerabilities of human life.
Industrial stakeholders and science policy officials have designed scenarios of future developments in ICT and their potential impact on the organization of work, government and family life. The ISTAG scenarios (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/istag/home_en.html) are inspiring the design and set up of much research and development. Increasingly, the same developments are also addressed by social scientists and analysts of the social impact of science, resulting in a renewed attention for the study of Ethical, Socio-economic and Legal Aspects (ESLA) of science and technology.
While both groups of initiatives address the same issues, the future role of ICT in our society, in-depth interaction between the groups is only beginning.
The European Commission is encouraging all its ICT projects to pay explicit attention to the social context and it is inviting more social studies to focus on ICT-oriented topics. The conference is a first International Conference of an EU funded initiative aiming at developing a strong and operational link between both groups of activities.
Similar cross-border structures and discussions have been successfully established in the last 30 years between the scientific, industrial and social communities involved in biotechnology and biomedicine. The conference will pay special attention to lessons learned from this experience.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
** The future of the computer (Ambient Intelligence; Disappearing computer; Intelligent business environments; Personal Health Systems)
** The future of the internet (Internet of things; Brains online; Distributed decision-making by non-humans; RFID)
** The future of the relation between the virtual and the real (ICT-Enhanced reality; Crime in cyberspace; Robots as experts in law and surgery; Robots as Personal Humanoid Assistant)
** The future of ICT for human security (ICT and national security ; ICT and the vulnerabilities of human life; Multiple identities; Biometrics)
** Ethical, Socio-economic, and Legal Aspects of ICT – ESLA (Privacy; Digital divide, e-Inclusion, Justice; ICT, the Lisbon Strategy, and social values; Intellectual property, copyright; SPAM and phishing; The abolition of man and human relationships; Open access; The 'digital' fix - 'Technological' fix, focussing on ICT)
** Lessons learned from biotechnology or biomedicine (Moratorium and ban; Containment; The 'four principles' (Beauchamp and Childress); Committees; Precaution; Public acceptance and public revolt; The role of the media; Human dignity)
1 September 2009: Deadline for submission of abstracts and descriptionof posters
21 September2009: Acceptance notification
22 October 2009: Formatted abstract
22 November 2009: Posters (on display during conference)
22 December 2009: Full paper
Extended abstracts (up to 1500 words) and technical description of posters (up to 2 pages) must be submitted online via the conference website.
Who should attend ?
** Researchers in ICT
** Researchers in Ethical, Socio-economic, and Legal aspects (ESLA) of science
** Strategic thinkers and planners in the field of science and technology
** Decision makers and advisors in industry and public policy
** Experts and other stakeholders involved in the development or analysis of biotechnology, biomedicine and other relevant sciences and technologies.
** Network with peers
** Share information
** Disseminate the results of your work
** Be inspired by the results and work of others
** Learn about the opinion and plans of leaders in the field
The Conference is co-financed by the European Commission, DG Research,
Directorate Science, Economy and Society, ICTethics, Grant 230368
Guido Van Steendam, Leuven, Belgium (General Chair)
Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster, UK
Paul McCarthy, Lancaster, UK
Juliet Lodge, Leeds, UK
Stefano Rodota, Rome, Italy
The ICT Science Valley of The Budapest Meeting
The Security Science Valley of The Budapest Meeting
more information: chair.TBM2009@theIFB.eu
Network secretariat: The IFB, Craenendonck 15, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
Winter School on Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
Date: 03/22/2010 to 03/26/2010
Prof. Dieter Birnbacher (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Dr. Bert van den Brink (Utrecht University)
Prof. Göran Collste (Linköping University)
Dr. Julia Dietrich (Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen)
Prof. Marcus Duewell (Utrecht University)
Prof. Paul van Tongeren (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Dr. Marcel Verweij (Utrecht University)
Dr. Jan Vorstenbosch (Utrecht University)
For the first time, the Ethics Institute and the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy (OZSE) will organize an five-day winter school on Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. This intensive course, which is sponsored by NWO, will be held from 22-26 March 2010 at the Woodbrookershuis in Barchem (NL). The course, open for PhD students and research master students, aims to give an overview of current debates in practical philosophy, with a special emphasis on the role of different normative theories in applied contexts. Also, different methodological approaches to ethics will be discussed. The course is structured to be especially useful for PhD students working in applied ethics.
As this is a short and intensive course, active preparation by the students is required. Before the beginning of the winter school, participants living in the Netherlands will be invited for a preparatory meeting in which the programme and preparatory requirements are discussed. Details regarding the date and location of this meeting will follow – those who live abroad will be informed about the preparatory requirements via e-mail. Before the beginning of the winter school, participants are expected to write brief discussion papers for two sessions, and to study the literature selected for the course. During the course, all participants will give a brief presentation on (part of) their PhD project. After the winter school students are expected to write a longer paper on one of the normative theories discussed. Costs
Participants pay a contribution of 419 euros for meals and accommodation, and are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Participants for whom it is impossible to have the accommodation costs reimbursed by their own university can apply for a partial stipend of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy. How to apply for the winter school?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details (email address, telephone number and postal address), a brief description of your academic background (maximum 300 words), and a brief motivation for taking part in the course. Also, mention whether you want to apply for a stipend. When the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, we will give priority to PhD students of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy. You will be notified within two weeks after the deadline for application whether your application has been accepted.
3584 CS Utrecht
Phone: +31 - 30 - 2 53 37 54 / 43 99
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