Category Archives: Bioethics

Virtual Conference Institute of Medical Ethics Jan 15th Lessons from a Pandemic

Booking now open:

This online conference will take place between 10am and 3.30pm on Friday January 15th, via Zoom (link will be sent to participants following registration).

It will begin with an overview and then explore the following topics:

  • Experimental treatment
  • Privacy issues raised by tracing apps
  • Human challenge trials
  • Dying in the Covid era
  • Disability and Covid
  • International experiences

Confirmed Speakers:

John Chisholm

Silvia Camporesi

Voo Teck Chuan

Tom Shakespeare

Mike Parker

Marion Oswald

Mary Mathew

Emily Holmes

Kath Mannix

IFOM Alumni Talk – Monday December 14th Bioethics in the Pandemic

Forthcoming events in 2020

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What can bioethics and bioethicists do for humanity and society in the pandemic? what should be the criteria for access to life saving resources in a context of scarcity? what are the ethically justifiable trade-offs in lockdown policies? To these and other questions will answer Silvia Camporesi, member of IFOM alumni Network, during the second IFOM Alumni Talk.

Seminar open to all!

Join us on Webex on Monday Dec 14th at 3.30 PM CET
Event number: 174 293 3105
Event password: alumni

New paper out for ‘Bioethics’: A local criteria of fairness in sport.

In a new paper published on November 12th, 2020, for Bioethics, Mika Hämäläinen and I compare the property advantages of Caster Semenya and Eero Mäntyranta with implications for the construction of categories in sport. This is the first time the two athletes have been systematically compared in a conceptual analysis of ten local criteria of fairness. The article can be accessed here.

If you don’t have access to the article and would like to read it, email me to request it at my KCL address. Thank you!

Left, Eero Mäntyranta. Right, Caster Semenya.