This July, there is to be an international conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Linacre Centre’s foundation. The theme of the conference is:
Moral Problems in Healthcare and Research
The conference will be looking at how it is morally permissible for doctors and health staff, and others, to treat those with limited or no capacity to give consent. The morality (or lack of it) of e.g. euthanasia, sterilisation, and of the use of patients for non-therapeutic research will all be discussed. A central point of attention will be the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and what the application of that Act might lead to.
The Conference will be held at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill (near London Heathrow) from 5-7 July 2007.
The Conference is organised by the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
London, with sponsorship from the Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA