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10th Bioethics Conference 2018

  • Ethics in a changing landscape 5-7th September 2018

    The healthcare landscape is changing. Clinical decisions, communication with families and relationships between health professionals, parents and children are increasingly influenced and directed by social media; crowdfunding for unproven or expensive treatments, and the availability of new technologies and devices for monitoring health. This conference will explore the ethical implication of this changing landscape for paediatric health care.

    International keynote speakers

    Professor Mark Mercurio - Wednesday 5th September 12:15-1:30pm (Grand Rounds)

    M.D., M.A., Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale University School of Medicine

    When parents (want to) take control - how should we respond?

    Professor Imelda Coyne - Thursday 6th September 12:30-1:30pm

    Professor of Children’s Nursing, Co-Director of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

    Sharing information with children: what the evidence shows

    Keynote speaker

    Professor Lynn Gillam - Friday 7th September 12:30-1:30pm

    Clinical Ethicist and Academic Director, Children's Bioethics Centre, The Royal Children's Hospital

    The ethics of saying 'no'

    Conference program 

    View the conference program.