Past events

Sixth Conference on Medical Ethics and Law

10 February 2012.

BMA House, London.

The Institute of Medical Ethics is delighted to invite you to its Sixth Conference on Medical Ethics and Law: Stories and Narratives - Their Role in Teaching and Learning Medical Ethics and Law.

The day will commence with the fourth Lewis W Headley Public Lecture on Medical Ethics related to the role of stories and narratives in teaching and learning. The programme will also include a keynote lecture, student/F1-2 doctor presentations for the Mark Brennan prize and ‘Master class’ workshops by experts on how to use a film, literature and the visual arts to best effect in teaching and learning. Given that the most important stories and narratives are those of our patients, we plan to end the day with presentations from the perspective of the patient.

The conference will be of particular interest and relevance to those involved in teaching and learning medical ethics, law and humanities, including practising clinicians, students and medical educators.

Places at the conference are free of charge, but are limited to 100. Please use the link below to visit the conference website where you will find all the details including the conference programme. Please use the online booking system to reserve your place.

Find out more and book online - on the BMA website

Students and FY1-2 doctors are invited to submit innovative ideas on the use of video, visual art, photography, short stories etc to express their feelings and reactions to ethical issues they have met in their clinical attachments. Up to four ideas will be selected for presentation on the day and full details of how to submit entries for the Mark Brennan prize are available on the website.

There are ten student travel bursaries available for the conference, and if you would like to apply for one of these please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it once you have submitted your completed conference booking form.

If you would like any further information, please contact BMA Conferences on 020 7383 6137/6923 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We hope to see you at the conference on Friday 10 February 2012.

Watch the webcast here.