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International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice 2014

International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice 2014

13-15 August 2014 Brisbane, Australia

The Queensland University of Technology Health Law Research Centre, Dalhousie Health Law Institute and Tsinghua Health Law Research Centre are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice 2014 (ICEL 2014). The conference will be hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Health Law Research Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 13-15 August 2014.

The Conference will provide a global forum at which health law scholars, bioethicists, legal and health practitioners, and health law and bioethics institutions can meet to discuss and present on law, ethics, policy and practice relating to the end of life, in particular around the conference’s four sub-themes:

1. Withholding and withdrawal of potentially life-sustaining treatment (e.g. advance care planning, futile treatment)

2. Palliative care and terminal sedation

3. Euthanasia and assisted suicide

4. Determination of death and organ and tissue donation.

Please direct any queries to:

QUT Events
Phone: +61 7 3138 9358

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Lawyer, Philosopher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst
28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care

28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care

27 – 30 August, 2014 Debrecen, Hungary

"Bioethics and Biopolitics"

This conference will organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

The term “bio-politics” is either used as a philosophical or sociological term referring to the works of Negri, Agamben, Rose, or Foucault, who focused on the contemporary style of governing
populations through bio-power, or as an umbrella concept referring to public policies regarding applications of biotechnology and the life sciences. Both usages suggest, that bio-politics is a central concept for modern societies. At the same time bioethics has become increasingly interdisciplinary and ever more politicized. Bioethical issues figure in presidential campaigns and parliamentary elections. Bioethicists are advisors for governments and frame recommendations for public policies. Bioethics and bio-politics have become deeply interwoven activities.

If bioethics and bio-politics are highly interwoven, then how should we understand their relationship? Does politics corrupt bioethics? How does bioethics affect policy-making? How has bioethics been affected by its role in policy-making?

Academic, Ethicist, Historian, Philosopher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Association for the Advancement of Philosophy & Psychiatry 26th Anniversary Annual Meeting
United States
New York

Association for the Advancement of Philosophy & Psychiatry 26th Anniversary Annual Meeting

May 3-4, 2014 New York City, NY

Theme: Clinical Reasoning

Conference Co-Chairs:

Ben Lewis, MD University of Utah School of Medicine

Brent Kious, MD PhD University of Utah School of Medicine

John Z Sadler, M.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center

Philosophers and clinicians have good reasons to reflect upon the processes of clinical reasoning. It is perhaps among the most important of the under-theorized and under-discussed elements of mental health practice. Despite being a psychological process that clinicians engage with every day, clinical reasoning remains poorly characterized both methodologically and pedagogically. Furthermore, it remains unclear how to combine the experiential aspects of clinical practice, with its traditional maxims and heuristics, with more evidence-based approaches. Models of psychiatric practice commonly overlook clinical reasoning processes and problems.

For this 26th annual meeting of AAPP, our theme focuses on the conceptual and philosophical aspects of clinical reasoning. Clinical reasoning theory offers ecumenical appeal to both analytic and Continental philosophical traditions. Philosophers of science may consider the structure of clinical inference and its ontological assumptions. Action theorists may explore the relationship of clinical inference to clinical action. Hermeneutic philosophers may find compelling challenges in examining the play of interpretation and practical action in the clinical dyad. Field theorists of psychiatry may ponder the systematizing of clinical problem-solving. Students of culture may find the social construction of conceptual categories and the discourse with mental health service users compelling in understanding clinical reasoning. Social philosophers may consider the role of intersubjectivity in clinical reasoning. Moreover, ethical questions about clinical reasoning abound, such as “What role(s) should mental health service users play in clinical reasoning?” and “How do I, as a clinician, know I am practicing ethically?” For clinicians, choosing appropriate formulation(s) of the patient is an ongoing challenge in clinical care. Moreover, selecting, monitoring, continuing, revising, and abandoning treatment arcs are the core of clinical practice, usually grounded in taken-for-granted clinical reasoning processes. For psychiatric researchers, the relationships between clinical reasoning and research problem generation and testing are core issues.

Bioethicist, Ethicist, Philosopher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist
Golden Gateway to Dreams Conference--31st Annual Dream Conference
United States

Golden Gateway to Dreams Conference--31st Annual Dream Conference

2014 Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

June 4-8, 2014 Berkeley, California

The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers, over 150 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike along the shoreline nature preserve, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and an afternoon Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Philosopher, Physician, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Sleep Specialist, Social Scientist