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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: 31st January 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. 

IME Student Conference & Call for Abstracts

IME Student Conference & Call for Abstracts

Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of our Times

Saturday 10 February 2018

University of Sheffield

This is the first national conference organised by the IME Student Council. The day is aimed at all students & foundation doctors with an interest in medical ethics, and with variety of workshops ranging encompassing clinical ethics, global health issues and ethical dilemmas in research, there will be something for everyone! We will also be showcasing your work in medical ethics through oral and poster presentations.

Keynote Speaker
Mr Robert Wheeler is a Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal surgeon specialising in oncology surgery. He is also director of the Department of Clinical Law at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the first such department in the NHS. He provides clinicians with advice on how to deal with legal matters such as patient consent and confidentiality. His research interests include consent in children and the application of the doctrine res ipsa loquitur to surgical litigation.

Schwartz Round
Mr Ross Fisher is the lead for Surgical Oncology and Trauma at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He has a strong interest in medical education, in particular presentation skills. He actively shares his expertise in this area on his blog site ( and twitter (@ffolliet). Mr Fisher has presented at various international conference and TEDx talks and will be lead the Schwartz Round on 'The Age of Consent'. 
Register here and your deposit will be returned on attendance,
making this a FREE conference!

Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Attending? Read more about IME conference grants here

Downloadable flyer available here