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22 – 25 August, 2018

"The Human Condition in between Medicine, Arts and the Humanities"
This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (Portugal).

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Call for abstracts closed
Human Condition
  • Birth
  • Childhood & adolescence
  • Love, sex & reproduction
  • Illness/ disease
  • Ageing
  • Morality & death
  • Narrative medicine
  • Live cycle & human condition: Between biology & biography
  • Health narratives & the fabrication of truth
  • Shaping identity & reconfiguration of medicine
  • Art, science-fiction & scentific imagination
Hope between uncertainty and complexity
  • Progress & sustainability
  • Artificial intelligence in medicine/ health care
  • Robotics (care, social and/or sex robots)
  • Cybersex, cyborgs, cryonics & solitude
  • Transhumanism & science-fiction
Arts and Medicine
  • Literature & medicine
  • Music, dance, theatre, visual arts & literature & their role in supporting health & wellbeing
  • Popular culture
Humanities and medicine
  • Medical & health humanities
  • History
  • Film & theatre studies
  • Religious/ theological studies
  • Medical anthropology
  • Intellectual property & conflict management
  • Creativity, censorship, viability & sponsorship
  • Decoding, artification of medical objects
  • Access to, dispersion & disposal of medical collections
  • Indigenous peoples & vulnerable populations
The programme of the conference will include plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference
should submit an abstract in a word document (500 words max) by March 1st, 2018. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. 
The deadline for registrations is June 15th, 2018.
Abstracts and registrations should be sent by email to Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the ESPMH, Director of the Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland (address: bert.gordijn at




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