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Wed August 19, 2015 to Sat August 22, 2015


Bioethics and Biopolitics
Wed August 27, 2014 to Sat August 30, 2014

Other events

UNESCO Ethics Teacher Training Course - Call for Applications

20. November, 2017 - 24. November, 2017

Ethics Teacher Training Course at University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand 

The Ethics Teachers' Training Course is organized by UNESCO Jakarta Office and University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre. It is designed to advance pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education around the world. The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from the Pacific region and from countries around the world to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics. The Ethics Teaching Training Course is conducted by a team of experts with extensive experience in ethics education, including the faculty of the University of Otago. A successful candidate for the Course will have a Master’s or higher degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), experience or future plans of teaching ethics, and a good command of English language.

 Persons who want to register should fill out and send the application form to as early as possible, and before the 30 July 2017 deadline. This form is also available on the dedicated UNESCO web site.  Applicants should also include a letter of intent (600 words) explaining why they wish to participate in the course and how they expect to benefit from it. While the participation in the course is free, the participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses for the training. For more information: Please contact Mr Irakli Khodeli at UNESCO Jakarta Office (i.khodeli(at); or visit the Jakarta Office WebsiteDeadline for application:  30 July 2017. Application Form:

Links: ETTC University of Otago Announcement:

Brave New World Conference

2. November, 2017 - 3. November, 2017

Brave New World organises their second conference about the impact of future technology on society. We have been working hard this summer to add more inspiring experts and artists to our program.  Are you prepared for a Brave New World? Do you want to gain new insights, take part in discussions, meet peers from different sectors and co-create new views on life, society, policy and government? This is your chance. Tickets can be ordered online:  Brave New World is an annual conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies and life. On November 2nd & 3rd, 2017 the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. We want to discuss what ethical and social impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society. For more information please contact:

Conference: The Guidelines Challenge. Philosophy, Practice, Policy

3. October, 2017 - 4. October, 2017

This conference brings together practitioners, guidelines networks and philosophers of science to address the general problem of how to put the tools of philosophy to use in improving the development and implementation of healthcare guidelines. Keynote speakers are Nancy Cartwright, Trish Greenhalgh, Mike Kelly and Brian Broom.

Specific topics include questions about how guidelines should meet the challenges of:

  • Multi-morbidity
  • Individual variation
  • Complex illnesses
  • Multiple diagnoses from common symptoms
  • Investigating the mechanisms underlying the onset of illnesses
  • Amalgamating evidence from the medical literature with patient’s narrative
  • Moving beyond the empirical ideal of value neutrality in medical research
  • Integrating a whole-person, patient-centered view in evidence-based health care
  • Finding the space for experts and patients ‘implicit knowledge’

Registration and more information about the program can be found here:

Organiser: CauseHealth – Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences

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