Future Events in 2017


International End of Life Conference: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 13-15 September 2017

Preconference Workshop 13 September 2017:  Contribution to a workshop on law reform in the end-of-life area drawing on case studies of success (or failure)  in changing the law in different jurisdictions. By examining the law reform experience internationally in this area, we hope to understand better how and why the law governing end-of-life decision-making can be changed. We will address the (disputed) legal requirement in England and Wales that cases involving withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment from patients in prolonged disorders of consciousness must receive judicial scrutiny from the Court of Protection.

We will also be presenting two talks during the conference - one on advance decisions and the other on legal issues relating to disorders of consciousness.
 Further information and booking here: http://icel2halifax.ca

"Bioethicists as Advocates and Activists: Professional Boundaries and Commitments": 18th annual international symposium of the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre, Newcastle University, UK 19-20 September 2017.


Forum on End of Life, biennial conference, Dublin

10 October 2017: We will be giving the opening keynote at the 5th biennial conference organised by the Forum on End of Life in Ireland – an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). The theme of the Conference is “Have Your Say”

Forum on end-of-life conference 2017

Holycross Hospital: Family experiences of Disorders of Consciousness training day

13 October 2017: We will be talking at this launch event for a new training centre - addressing  families experiences of DOC/ Severe brain injuries. Details and booking at: https://www.holycross.org.uk/courses-and-conferences.html

Continuing Professional Development Workshop (full day) on Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment, British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology Wales, Newport, Wales (Co-taught by Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger) 19 October 2017