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Call for Abstracts - IME 2018 Summer (Research) Conference

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Oxford 19th and 20th June 2018. The conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research and the medical humanities to present their current work.

The conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to bioethics, including medical ethics, medicine, healthcare, philosophy, social sciences, law, public policy and the medical humanities. In addition to submissions from established academics, early career researchers and healthcare professionals, we also encourage submissions from postgraduates and students who are intercalating in medical ethics or the medical humanities.

Formal contributions to the 2018 conference can take the form of posters, oral presentations or panel proposals. Single papers will have 25 minutes, to include questions. Panels will run for 75 minutes and should consist of two or three papers with sufficient time for audience discussion.

The abstract word limit is 300 words.


The abstract submission process is online and open at

Submissions should be submitted by midnight: Wednesday 14th February 2018.


IME Research Committee: Dr Carwyn Hooper (Chair), Dr Lucy Frith (Deputy Chair), Rev Bryan Vernon, Dr Anna Smajdor, Dr. Zoe Fritz, Dr Merryn Ekberg, Dr Silvia Camporesi, Ms Emma Nottingham, Prof Richard Huxtable, Dr Nathan Emmerich, Dr Tom Douglas and Dr Felicity Boardman.