IME events

The 2nd National Student Conference: Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World

Saturday 2nd February 2019, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ

 

Click here for the programme and to book your place.

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission process is now open for both oral and poster presentations. Deadline for submissions is Thursday 20th December and you will be notified of your submission outcome by 7 January 2019. Submit here.

IME Conference Grants

We are offering a limited number of conference grants of up to £200 to cover conference travel and, if appropriate, accommodation. Priority will be given to students presenting papers or posters. To apply, please download the conference grant application form via the IME website here and refer to the conference grant guidelines. The closing date for conference grant applications is 2 January 2019.



Call for Papers - 2019 IME Conference

Concept, Classroom and Clinic

24th - 26th June 2019

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF2 2YB

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Cardiff, 24th – 26th June 2019. The conference is designed to give opportunities for researchers, educators, clinicians, and students involved in medical ethics, medical law and medical humanities to present their academic work.

 

The conference organisers welcome submissions from a range of disciplines relevant to medical ethics, including bioethics, 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 postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Contributions to the 2019 conference can take the form of posters, oral presentations, lightning talks or panels. Oral presentations last 20 minutes followed by questions and discussion. Panels will run for 90 minutes and should consist of two or three papers with sufficient time for audience discussion. Lightning talks last five minutes. In addition there is the Fringe focusing on performance art/stories/live medical humanities and a session where participants can make a pitch for funding a research proposal to an expert panel.


The abstract submission process is online and open at http://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Abstract-Submission/My-Submissions

There are six categories of abstract. Please indicate the categories for which you have submitted your abstract.

Oral presentations: 20 minutes, followed by ten minutes’ discussion to explore the implications for research, teaching clinical practice and critical humanities (to submit under this category please select 'Oral' from the Presentation Format dropdown box and when inputting text in the Abstract Content box please type ORAL) .

Poster presentations: there will be a prize for the best poster (to submit under this category please select 'Poster' from the Presentation Format dropdown box).

Panel sessions: 90 minutes: two or three speakers related to a single topic with audience discussion. Abstracts should include a proposed timetable for the session (to submit under this category please select 'Panel' from the Presentation Format dropdown box).

Lightning talks: 5 minutes: a chance to share work in progress on a project – anything from a Master’s dissertation, a PhD, an educational development, a challenging clinical event or a piece of critical research (to submit under this category please select 'Oral' from the Presentation Format dropdown box and when inputting text in the Abstract Content box please type LIGHTNING).

Fringe: 15 minutes (maybe negotiable): something different, imaginative, perhaps provocative: performance, creativity, audience interaction (to submit under this category please select 'Oral' from the Presentation Format dropdown box and when inputting text in the Abstract Content box please type FRINGE).

(Red*) Dragon’s Den: This is a UK version of the popular US show Shark Tank based on a Japanese programme called Money Tigers: an opportunity to pitch an imaginative idea for funding a project or piece of research. Adapted for IME, this will offer constructive criticism to those making a pitch and will avoid the brutal humiliation sometimes associated with these shows (to submit under this category please select 'Oral' from the Presentation Format dropdown box and when inputting text in the Abstract Content box please type DRAGON).

*The Red Dragon is a symbol of Wales and appears on the Welsh flag.

You may submit more than one abstract to this conference.

Submissions should be submitted by midnight: 31st January 2019

 



SAVE THE DATE - IME 2019 CONFERENCE

 

Concept, Classroom and Clinic

24th - 26th June 2019

Cardiff Metropolitan University

The conference is designed to give opportunities for researchers, educators, clinicians, and students involved in medical ethics, medical law and medical humanities to present their academic work.

The Call for Papers is open: http://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Event-Booking/EventId/1042

Further details will be uploaded in due course.



IME National Student Debate Competition 2019

Student information

The event will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019

The debate final will be held in the City of Manchester. As well as the actual ‘debates’, there will also be a keynote speaker of interest to finalists.

Purpose of the debates

  1. a)Promote engagement on a national level with medical ethics
  2. b)Foster a community of interest in medical ethics
  3. c)To provide new learning opportunities
  4. d)To allow students to enjoy medical ethics and have fun

Recruiting students

Students are responsible for organising their own debate teams. It is likely that you will have an ethics lead in your School but they may not have the time to be involved. Putting the onus on students to organise their teams means that you can still enter the national competition even if your ethics lead is unable to be involved.

Although this event has been primarily organised with medical students in mind, you have the option to include students of allied healthcare professions in your team if you wish, such as nurses or physician associates. At least half of the team members must be medical students. Given the purpose of the debates, you should endeavour to include students who are interested in medical ethics rather than simply debating. This event is part of the IME’s endeavour to engage students in medical ethics and foster a community of interest. While many students are competitive and want to win, the stress should be on taking part, meeting like-minded students, learning and enjoyment. It is the taking part that matters.

Entering the competition

There will be a limit of eight teams that can participate in the final in Manchester, and only one team per Medical School. As there may be more than eight teams interested in taking part, there will be a video-audition process to decide which eight teams will qualify to take part on the 9th March. If there are many interested students in your medical school, it is possible for more than one team to upload an entry for the video audition.

All teams wishing to compete are required to upload a video of themselves undertaking a 10 minute debate which will then be judged by a panel to select the eight finalists.

Teams participating in the national final can have up to six members. But when preparing the video, only four people take part: two on each side of the debate.

The topic for the video audition is:

Too much importance is placed on autonomy in medicine today

Each side should spend five minutes presenting their side of the debate. Format is as follows:

First speaker For the motion: 2 minutes

First speaker Against the motion: 2 minutes

Second speaker For the motion: 2 minutes

Second speaker Against the motion: 2 minutes

For the motion (summing up): 1 minute

Against the motion (summing up): 1 minute

*The person summing up can be either of the two speakers.

 

Deadline for videos to be uploaded is 10th December 2018

Please upload to YouTube. You will need to create a channel if you don’t already have one. Upload your video as ‘Unlisted’ which is a drop down option in the centre of the screen at the start of the upload process on https://www.youtube.com/upload

This will ensure that the video won’t be findable by the general public even if they know the name of it.

Then email the URL of your video to Phil Greenwood of the IME - philg@instituteofmedicalethics.org copying in contact@instituteofmedicalethics.org

Please note: If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email from us within one week of emailing the URL of your video, please telephone us on 01925-299733.