1st KCL Bioethics & Society Student Conference

When: June 12, 2015: 930 to 530 pm.

Where: K2.40, Strand Campus

Bioethics & Society Class of 2015, with Dr Silvia Camporesi

Bioethics & Society Class of 2015, with Dr Silvia Camporesi

Students will be presenting their dissertation research projects. Topics will range from ethical implication preimplantation genetic diagnosis for late onset disorders, to synthetic biology and biosecurity, to ethics of first-in clinical trials and Ebola vaccines, to questions of identity in patients on long-term life sustaining treatments, to developing a framework for participant-led genomics in developing countries, to concepts of recovery and authenticity in eating disorders, to ethics of climate change, to Buddhist-ethics approaches topharmaceutical enhancement, just to mention some!

Programme of the day

9:30-10:00 Arrival, Meet & Greet

10:00-10:10 Introductory Remarks (Dr Silvia Camporesi)

10:10-11:30 SESSION 1  – Chair: Aimee Bambury

10:10-10:30 Elizabeth Carlson “Exploring the violation of one’s Moral Obligation to vaccinate their child in the American vaccination debate”

10:30-10:50 Andrew Barnhart “Buddhist Ethics and Pharmaceutical Cognitive Enhancement”

10:50-11:10 Hanna Gouta “An ethical analysis on how humanitarian organisations work in conflict setting: the normative roles of Human Rights and Bioethics”

Coffee & Tea Break 11:10-11:30

Prof Ilina Singh

Prof Ilina Singh

11:30-12:40 SESSION 2  – Chair: Elizabeth Carlson

11:30-11:50 Richard Gibson “Transableism and Cybernetics”

11:50-12:20 Aimée Bambury and Shayda Kashef “The Ethics of a Morality Pill and prospect of Moral Bioenhancement”

12:20-12:40 Jake Friedenberg “Applying Narrative Ethics in Chronic Illness: Stories of Patients Undergoing Persistent Life Sustaining Treatment”

Lunch 12:40-13:40

13:40-14:30 Key Note Speaker: Professor Ilina Singh

 Comfort break 14:30-14:45

14:45-15:40 SESSION 3 – Chair: Richard Gibson

14:45-15:05 Rose Mortimer “Phenomenology, Recovery and Identity in Eating Disorders”

15:05-15:25: Andrea Berkemeier “Ethical Obligations in the mtDNA Debate”

15:25-15:45: Maru Mormina  “Ethical perspectives on international genomic research”

 Coffee & Tea Break 15:45-16:15

16:15-17:10 SESSION 4 – Chair: Shayda Kashef

 16:15-16:35  Kim Fiske ‘The Moral Imperative to act on Climate Change”

16:35 – 16:55 Rich Wordsworth ‘The Ethics of a Bioterrorism Response”

16:55-17:10 Concluding remarks (Dr Silvia Camporesi)


The conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy Teaching Innovation Fund.

All are welcome to attend. For inquiries about the MA in Bioethics & Society please contact: silvia.1.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

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