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Evolving Ethics: Ethical dilemmas of our times

University of Sheffield

Institute of Medical Ethics National Student Conference

Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of Our Times

Saturday 10th February 2018, University of Sheffield

We would like to invite you to attend the first national conference organised by the IME Student Council. The day is aimed at all students and foundation doctors with an interest in medical ethics, and with variety of workshops ranging encompassing clinical ethics, global health issues and ethical dilemmas in research, there will be something for everyone! We will also be showcasing your work in medical ethics through oral and poster presentations.

Key Note Speaker

Robert WheelerMr Robert Wheeler is a Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal surgeon specialising in oncology surgery. He is also director of the Department of Clinical Law at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the first such department in the NHS. He provides clinicians with advice on how to deal with legal matters such as patient consent and confidentiality. His research interests include consent in children and the application of the doctrine res ipsa loquitur to surgical litigation.



Schwartz Round

Mr Ross Fisher is the lead for Surgical Oncology and Trauma at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He has a strong interest in medical education, in particular presentation skills. He actively shares his expertise in this area on his blog site (http://ffolliet.com/) and twitter (@ffolliet). Mr Fisher has presented at various international conference and TEDx talks and will be lead the Schwartz Round on ‘The Age of Consent’. 


Register below and your deposit will be returned on attendance, making this a FREE conference!

Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Attending? Read more about IME conference grants here.


Call for Abstracts

Would you like to present at a national conference? We are currently calling for abstracts submissions for oral and poster presentations for the IME National Student Conference – Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of Our Times.

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations at the first IME National Student Conference Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of Our Times. Presentations may draw on concepts and theories from the social science and/or humanities.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by 30th November 2017. You will be notified of your submission outcome by Jan 5th 2018. 

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