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'Being Heard' 2022 IME National Conference

30/06/2022 – 01/07/2022

Austin Court, Birmingham

Being Heard - 2022 IME National Conference

30th June and 1st July 2022 - Austin Court, Birmingham, UK

Draft Conference Programme


Featured Speakers:

Sean Monaghan, ST8 General Paediatrics, Birmingham Women’s & Childrens Trust

John McMillan, JME Editor

Tamzin Cuming, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Homerton Hospital. Chair of Women in Surgery, RCS

Carwyn Hooper, Head of Graduate School, Head of Section for Humanities, Ethics, Law and Global Health, and Course Director for the MSc in Global Health, St George's University

Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE, Chair, Trust Board, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Jackie Driver OBE, Strategic Lead Equality and Inclusion, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

Thursday 30th June

10.00 Registration

10.30 Phil Greenwood, IME CEO - Welcome and introduction to conference app

10.45 Carwyn Hooper, Head of Graduate School, Head of Section for Humanities, Ethics, Law and Global Health, and Course Director for the MSc in Global Health, St George's University of London  Global health: the distant voices

11.45 Parallel sessions 1A & 1B  3 speakers x 2 sessions

1.00 Lunch

2.00  Parallel sessions 2A & 2B 3 speakers x 2 sessions

3.15  Tea

3.45  Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE & Jackie Driver OBE, Letting voices be heard: Building a culture of trust through voice

Panel: Ruth Bromley, Pirashanthie Vivekanada-Schmidt

4.45  60 second Who’s who

5.30  Pre-prandial drinks and poster viewing

Friday 1st July

9.00 Registration

9.30  John McMillan, Editor of Journal of Medical Ethics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand  Publishing: hearing the unheard voices

10.20 Coffee Break

10.45 Parallel sessions 3A& 3B 3 speakers x 2 sessions

12.00 Tamzin Cuming, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon , Homerton Hospital. Chair of Women in Surgery, RCS  Sexual misconduct: the embarrassing voices

Panel: TBC

1.00 Lunch

1.45   Parallel sessions 4A & 4B 3 speakers x 2 sessions

3.00  Sean Monaghan, ST8 General Paediatrics, Birmingham Women’s & Childrens Trust  Children and Young People: sometimes unseen, often unheard

Panel: Emma Nottingham and TBC

4.00  Wing May Kong, Chair, IME - Closing remarks

4.15  End

Parallel Session  Speakers

1A (Thursday 30th June, 11.45am)
Snapchat Surgeons: The ethics of the doctors bringing the operating theatre to your phone screen - Sara Khalid (F2 doctor, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust)
The challenge of medically unexplained symptoms: centering the patient voice. A multidisciplinary perspective - Chantal Patel (Associate Professor for Law & Ethics, Swansea University)
Being seen and heard: the ethical case for video-monitoring of surgical performance - Edwin Jesudason (Consultant Rehabilitation Physician, NHS Lothian) - Associated Blog https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-ethics/2022/04/26/seeing-surgeons-to-safety/ and Paper: https://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2022/04/21/medethics-2022-108171)

1B (Thursday 30th June, 11.45am)

From ethical failures to ethical action: Racial inequity and clinical ethics support services - Harleen Kaur Johal (PhD Candidate, University of Bristol)

Clinical Law & Ethics: What do clinicians want to know? The demography of clinical ethics and law - Robert Wheeler (Consultant Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton)

Clinical legal enquiries related to the Mental Health Act 1983 in patients admitted to an acute hospital trust with physical illness - James Woodward (Medical Student, University of Southampton)

2A (Thursday 30th June, 2.00pm)

Understanding each other: a dialog between religion and medicine concerning in vitro fertilization - Roman Tarabrin (researcher, assistant professor, Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University)

Parents’ decision-making following diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly in pregnancy: Practical, theoretical and ethical tensions - Alexis Paton (Lecturer and Director, Centre for Health and Society, Aston University)

Ethical problems with kindness in healthcare - Edwin Jesudason (Consultant Rehabilitation Physician and Medical Ethics Tutor, NHS Lothian)

2B (Thursday 30th June, 2.00pm)
Polluter pays and the NHS: should healthcare pay the costs of climate change mitigation? - Joshua Parker (PhD Student in Bioethics, Lancaster University)

Is Chinese bioethics “General Tso’s Chicken” or a distinct form of bioethics? A Case study considering the ethics of palliative care provision - Shengyu Zhao (PhD student, University of Bristol)

Health activism, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond - Ryan Essex (Research Fellow, The University of Greenwich)

3A (Friday 1st July, 10.30am)
Student leadership in medical school race equality work - Hend Rashed (Medical Student, University of Sheffield), itveer Gill (Medical Student, University of Sheffield)

Consultants’ thoughts on Clinical Ethics Support provision needed in NHS Tayside - Results of surveys before and during COVID-19 - Dita Wickins-Drazilova (Associate Professor in Biomedical Ethics and Law, University of Birmingham)

Mr - Kris Lines (Senior Lecturer, Aston University)

3B (Friday 1st July, 10.30am)
A Systematic Review of Decision Aids Aimed at Improving Understanding of Numerical and Probabilistic Risk of Complication in Patients Undergoing Surgery - Arif H.B. Jalal (Medical Student, University College London Medical School, University College London)

Personal responsibility for health through the lens of s Consequence-oriented argumentation. A reflection on distributive justice or punitiveness? - Lydia Tsiakiri (Graduate Alumni, King's College London)

Competent adolescents refusing medical treatment: is abortion a special case? - Emily Ottley (PhD Student, King's College London)

4A (Friday 1st July, 1.45pm)
Racism and COVID-19: Understanding racism as an essential component of ethical pandemic practice - Alexis Paton (Lecturer and Director, Centre for Health and Society, Aston University)

Data ethics in the context of a global public health emergency - Sarah Kelly (Doctor, NHS Lothian/University of Edinburgh)

She Knows What She is Doing’: Blame as an Epistemic Injustice Towards Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder - Alina Wahab (Medical Student, University of Leeds)

4B (Friday 1st July, 1.45pm)
Towards Behaviourally-Informed Medical Ethics - Nathan Hodson (Academic Clinical Fellow, Warwick Medical School)

‘Evaluating the Pro-Euthanasia Position: An Analysis Based on Dignity and Autonomy’ - Ecem Mimoglu (Student, Imperial College London)

Professional regulation to medical manslaughter: Ethnicity, location of training and discrimination - Tinaye Mapako (FY1, UHMBT/ University of Manchester)

Conference Venue
Austin Court
80 Cambridge St
B1 2NP


Austin Court is located near the centre of Birmingham, in the heart of the UK. Getting there couldn’t be easier with Birmingham’s motorway links, direct public transport and extensive car parking adjacent to the building.

Click https://austincourt.theiet.org/about/how-to-find-us/ to find detailed information in relation to getting to the venue.


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Conference Delegate Fees

Students - £25 for one day/£40 for 2 days

IME members - £45 for one day/£80 for 2 days (In order to get this price please ensure you log in at the top right of the booking page)

Non-members - £75 for one day/£140 for 2 days (IME Membership is only £80 for full membership (£70 for Concessionary members) with a £10 discount available when paying by Direct Debit - sign up here before registering to get the members delegate fee)


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