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UKCEN 22nd Annual Conference 2024


UKCEN 22nd Annual Conference

Hosted by: Liverpool University Hospitals FT Clinical Ethics Advisory Group, 7th June 2024


Theme: “Genomics and Clinical Ethics - Current and Emerging Issues”

UKCEN’s 2024 Conference enables delegates to learn about and engage with key ethical issues in genomics. Leaders in the field will present on current and emerging issues for patients and professionals. The conference is relevant to the practice of genomics specialists, to laboratory scientists, lawyers and policy makers, and especially to health professionals in other fields and those involved in providing clinical ethics support who will increasingly encounter the ethical issues that genomics will present to them and to patients.

 (Application submitted for 5 CPD points)








Prof Richard Huxtable - Professor of Medical Ethics and Law (University of Bristol), Chair UKCEN

John Bridson - Clinical Ethicist (Liverpool University Hospitals FT), UKCEN Trustee


An Introduction to Genomics

Dr Rachel Hart - Consultant in Clinical Genetics (Liverpool Women’s FT)


Ethical Preparedness in Genetics

Dr Kate Lyle - Senior Research Fellow (Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford)


Ethical Preparedness - Discussion


Break and Poster Viewing



An Introduction to Genethics - Key and Emerging Issues

Prof Michael Parker - Professor of Bioethics, ETHOX Centre Director (University of Oxford)


Ethical Issues in Genomic Medicine: Guidance on Good Practice

Dr Tara Clancy – Hon Consultant Genetic Counsellor / Senior Lecturer, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (Manchester University FT) and University of Manchester

Dr Shereen Tadros - Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Genomic Medicine (GOSH for Children FT)


Lunch and Poster Viewing



‘ConnecteDNA’ Direct-to-Consumer Testing and Fertility Clinics

Dr Lucy Frith - Reader in Bioethics, School of Law (University of Manchester)


Development of an Online Ethics Resource to Foster Situated Ethical Decision-Making: Results of a Genethics Forum Co-Design Project

Dr Helena Carley - Specialist Registrar, Clinical Genetics (Guy’s & St Thomas NHS FT) & Clinical Ethics, Law & Society Group, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford


Break and poster viewing



Clinical Cases: With the Genethics Panel

Prof Michael Parker, Dr Tara Clancy, Dr Shereen Tadros


Poster presentation and closing remarks

John Bridson




Liverpool Medical Institution
114 Mount Pleasant
L3 5SR



Delegate Fees
Unless you qualify for a free place or bursary support (see below), fees are set at individual rates, as follows:

Full Rate - £145
Concessionary Rate* £105
Student Rate - £60

NB Clinical Ethics Committees that have paid their 2023-24 UKCEN subscription are eligible for a free place.

* The concessionary rate applies to nurses and allied health professionals, lay members of Clinical Ethics Committees, and members of the Institute of Medical Ethics (IME).

What funding is available to support attendance?
Support is also available to cover the costs of attending this conference:

Clinical Ethics Committees that have paid their UKCEN subscription for 2023-24 are eligible for one free place at the conference

UKCEN bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are available from UKCEN to cover registration fee and travel/accommodation up to a maximum value of £250 per applicant. These bursaries are available for: lay members of Clinical Ethics Committees; and nurses and allied health professionals who do not have access to study leave funds. Please email John Bridson (john.bridson@liverpoolft.nhs.uk) to request an application form. The closing date for applications is 13th  May 2024. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 21  days of their application being received.
Applicants IME student bursaries: Students can apply to the Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) for funding to support their attendance at the conference. Information on how to apply can be found here.


If your Clinical Ethics Committee is currently a paid-up subscribing member of UKCEN, you are entitled to one free conference place. If you are entitled to a free place: (1) please register, at the bottom of this page; (2) once you have completed the registration process, you will be transferred to the Sagepay page where payment would ordinarily be taken – please close down your browser at this point; (3) all registration information will be retained. Please note that you will not receive an automatic response to your booking, but we will check the information is correct and confirm your booking/details in due course.

Pre conference workshop:

The pre-conference workshop will be on the 6th June. Bookings can be made at https://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Event-Booking/EventId/1097

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