UNESCO Bioethics Ireland (Irish unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics) is organising a one day symposium on Irish bioethics as part of a series of international events marking 'World Bioethics Day' on the 19th October 2016. The planned events are to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights by the 33rd Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on the 19th of October 2005.
The Irish symposium will look at themes including:
- The role of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics: current challenges in the Irish context.
- Bioethics in Northern Ireland: possible implications of Brexit on research and regulation on the island of Ireland.
- Training needs for research ethics committees.
- Ethical governance in healthcare.
- The Cultural Context of Developing Science Policy; Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Ireland.
- The Assisted Dying debate and the Marie Fleming case.
- Genetics and society: ethics, justice and changing beliefs.
- On human enhancement.
The event will be opened by Professor Pat Dolan (UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, NUI Galway) and speakers will include: Professor David Smith (RCSI), Dr Tom Walker (Queens University Belfast), Dr Heike Felzmann (NUI Galway), Dr Louise Campbell (NUI Galway and Clinical Ethics Ireland), Dr Gemma Moore (HSE), Annie McKeown O’Donovan (NUI Galway), Dr John Danaher (NUI Galway) and Dr Oliver Feeney (NUI Galway).
The event will take place in Seminar Room 203 (the original Moore Institute seminar room located near the Geography department), NUI Galway and will be open to all.
The provisional programme is now available on the website here.
Directions to room is here.
For further information, please go to our website or contact Oliver.Feeney@nuigalway.ie