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UKCEN 17th Annual Conference


UKCEN 17th Annual Conference: Liverpool Medical Insitution 14th June 2017



Family Matters - making decisions with and for patients



 Mr Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister & Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at King’s College London

 Dr Paul Baines, Paediatric Intensivist & Clinical Ethics Lead, Alder Hey Children’s NHSFT

 Dr Leah McLaughlin, Principal Investigator, ‘Organ Donation Study’, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University & Wales Kidney Research Unit, Cardiff University

 Prof Richard Huxtable, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol

 Prof Jenny Kitzinger, Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Cardiff University


 What place liberty – depriving or caring?

 Challenges for families & clinicians when making decisions with children on the cusp of adulthood

 Family attitudes to organ donation following the introduction of deemed consent in Wales

 Making decisions for the vegetative or minimally conscious patient

 Pre conference workshop:


The pre-conference workshop will be on the 13th June in the afternoon.  The theme will be 'Clinical Ethics Frameworks'. Further details will be issued shortly.


Pre conference dinner:

Please note there will be a pre-conference dinner on the evening of 13th June 2017 at the Liverpool Medical Institution at 7.30pm



Travel to Liverpool:

The conference flyer can be found here.

A downloadable version of the preliminary programme can be found here.                                                                                           


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Liverpool Medical Institution

114 Mount Pleasant


L3 5SR



Standard Conference Fee £90

Student reduced fee  £50

IME members rate £50