IME events

IME Student Conference 2020: 'Ethical Considerations in the Pursuit of Perfection'

Saturday 8th February 2020, University of Leeds Medical School

Keynote Speaker: Georgia Testa, Lead for Medical Ethics & Law, University of Leeds 

This conference, organised by the IME Student Council, is free-to-attend (£20 deposit required, refundable upon attendance). Students & foundation year doctors are very welcome.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

A limited number of IME Conference Grants are available for attendance at the Student Conference. Preference will be given to those presenting a paper or poster. Click here for more information about our conference grants.

Call for Abstracts: IME Conference 2020 'Maintaining trust in medicine in a "post truth" world'

2nd & 3rd July 2020

Austin Court, Birmingham, UK

We live in a “post-truth” world, with “facts” treated as “opinion”. “Alternative facts” and a rejection of expert knowledge touch all areas of life, including medicine and medical ethics. Discussion of vaccination, climate change, gender identity, freedom of speech and the best interests of very sick children are just some examples where evidence is contested. This two-day conference explores how clinicians, educators and medical ethicists/bioethicists can respond to these challenges.

The conference organisers welcome submissions from 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, submissions are encouraged from postgraduates and students who are intercalating in medical ethics or the medical humanities.

Oral presentations: 20 minutes, followed by five minutes’ discussion to explore the implications for research, teaching, clinical practice and critical humanities.

Poster presentations: there will be a prize for the best poster.

Panel sessions: 75 minutes: two or three speakers related to a single topic with audience discussion. Abstracts should include a proposed timetable for the session. 

Abstract submissions

The abstract submission process is online & open at:

The deadline for submissions is: midnight GMT on Friday 31st January 2020