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PGBC 2020 'Voices and Values in Bioethics'

10/09/2020 – 11/09/2020
University of Liverpool

Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2020

Voices and Values in Bioethics

10-11 September, School of Law and Social Justice Building, University of Liverpool




Following lengthy discussions about the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone PGBC 2020. This decision was not taken lightly but the health and safety of our speakers, presenters, and attendees is our utmost priority. We remain committed to providing the best possible conference and ensuring PGBC is open to all postgraduates. In light of this, we felt that postponing the conference was the best course of action. We now plan to hold PGBC in Summer 2021 and are working to confirm dates. 

For those who have already submitted abstracts, you will receive an individual response explaining the steps being taken.

We look forward to announcing further details as they become available and we thank everybody for their ongoing support and understanding. 

This site and our Twitter account will be updated with further information as it is known.

If you have any questions, please contact us via:
Email- PGBC2020@liverpool.ac.uk
Twitter: @IMEPostgrad



Voices and Values in Bioethics
The University of Liverpool is excited to welcome delegates and presenters to the annual the Postgraduate Bioethics Conference. The theme of PGBC 2020 is ‘Voices and Values in Bioethics’. Bioethical principles can provide a steer on the most contentious of issues, and we see bioethics being deployed in the courtroom, in clinical practice, in policy, in academic thinking, and in decision-making at the level of the individual. Our theme invites papers that discuss how bioethical principles are interpreted and applied in different settings and disciplines, and the conflict or coherence between interpretations. For example, why is value placed on certain principles over others? Whose voice is most prominent? How can voices that have traditionally been marginalised help to enrich our understanding of bioethics? What can the voices of bioethics learn from one another? It also welcomes papers that use theories such as feminist theory, queer theory, and disability studies to disrupt traditional assumptions of bioethics, and provide a new voice on bioethical issue and values.

The conference welcomes applications from both postgraduate research students and postgraduate taught students to present a paper, poster or take part in a soapbox debate.


Oral presentations: we invite abstracts of 300 words. Oral presentations are expected to last approximately 15 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Poster presentations: abstracts for posters should be no more than 300 words. Posters need to be A1 size (594 x 841mm) and can be landscape or portrait.
Soapbox presentations: we invite abstracts of 300 words from those interested in participating in our soapbox sessions. Speakers have 4 minutes to put forward an argument on a contentious topic before facing a question and answer session.

The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on Thursday 30th April 2020

Submit now at http://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Abstract-Submission/Submission-Form


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