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Save the Date - IME virtual conference: Ethics lessons from a pandemic

Friday 15th January 2021

The conference will begin with an overview and then explore:

Experimental treatment

Privacy issues raised by tracing apps

Human challenge trials

Dying in the Covid era

Disability and Covid

International Experiences

Confirmed speakers:

John Chisholm, Chair, BMA Ethics Committee

Voo Teck Chuan, Assistant Professor, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore

Peta Coulson-Smith, Paediatric Registrar in Wessex Region: Clinical Training Fellow and Senior Teaching Fellow in Clinical Ethics and Law at the University of Southampton

Ames Dhai, Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Kath Mannix, Consultant in Palliative Care, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

Mary Mathew, Head, Indian Program, International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)

Marion Oswald, Vice-Chancellor's Senior Fellow in Law at the University of Northumbria

Mike Parker, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford

Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

More details to follow.


Save the Date - IME 2021 conference

The IME 2021 conference will take place at Austin Court, Birmingham on 1st and 2nd July. Abstracts accepted to the cancelled 2020 conference will be accepted at the 2021 event and those presenters have been contacted about this. A call for papers will take place towards the end of 2020 to fill slots that have not been taken.

Announcement: IME 2020 Conference: 'Maintaining trust in medicine in a "post truth" world'

With the number of detected Covid-19 cases continuing to grow and uncertainty around when current restrictions are likely to be lifted, the IME Trustees have been monitoring the outbreak and government guidance towards minimising the virus spread and its impact.

Your health is the highest priority for us followed by our desire to host a quality event. In the current circumstances, we regret very much to inform you that, as a precautionary measure, the 2020 IME Conference 'Maintaining trust in medicine in a "post truth" world' scheduled for 2nd and 3rd July 2020 in Birmingham, England, is cancelled.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation will cause and look forward to seeing you at a future IME event.

The IME 2021 conference will take place at Austin Court, Birmingham on 1st and 2nd July.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at