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Deconstructing Donation Conference

The third Deconstructing Donation conference will take place on 7th December at University of Bristol. The Call for Abstracts can be found here.

The deadline for submissions is 5th October.

Abstract submissions for this interdisciplinary conference can provide insight into the relationships that donation produce, with people, technology, body parts, fluids, and tissue. Theoretical, methodological, and empirical presentations will all be considered. Presentations can draw on the concepts and theories within the social sciences and/or humanities and can refer to all types, forms, and purposes of donation. Presentations that explore the future of donation, in light of scientific and medical advances, policy and practice developments, and shifts in societal attitudes, or to what extent a Sociology of Donation is feasible are particularly welcome.

The plenary speaker has been confirmed: Professor Annelien Bredenoord at the Department of Medical Humanities, University Medical Centre, Utrecht. Annelien examines the ethical issues raised by translational medicine, particularly the rapid developments in regenerative medicine, stem cell research, genetics/genomics and biobanking. She will be presenting on the future of donation in light of recent scientific and medical advances in the fields of reproduction and stem cell science.

Please contact Dr Laura Machin for further information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it