One-day symposium on Irish bioethics (World Bioethics Day)
When?: 10:00 – 16:15 (19th October 2016)
Where?: Seminar Room 203 (the original Moore Institute seminar room), NUI Galway
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome coffee (for all attendees)
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and introduction
- Overview of UNESCO Bioethics Ireland (Oliver Feeney)
- UNESCO: its role and impact in Ireland (Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, NUI Galway)
11:00 – 12:00 Panel 1
- David Smith (RCSI): The role of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics: current challenges in the Irish context.
- Tom Walker (QUB): Bioethics in Northern Ireland: possible implications of Brexit on research and regulation on the island of Ireland.
12:00 – 13:00 Panel 2
- Heike Felzmann (NUIG): Training needs for research ethics committees
- Louise Campbell (NUIG & Clinical Ethics Ireland): Ethical governance in healthcare.
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH (own arrangements, followed by tea/coffee for all attendees)
14:00 – 15:00 Panel 3
- Gemma Moore (HSE): The Cultural Context of Developing Science Policy: Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Ireland.
- Annie McKeown O’Donovan (NUIG): Acts, Omissions, and Assisted Death: Some Reflections on the Marie Fleming Case.
15:00-16:00 Panel 4
- John Danaher (NUIG): Human Enhancement and the Quest for Hyperagency.
- Oliver Feeney (NUIG): Genetics and society: ethics, justice and changing beliefs.
16:00 – 16:15 ‘UNESCO Bioethics Ireland’: what’s next? (Oliver Feeney)
16:15 Conference closes
Organised by UNESCO Bioethics Ireland, COBRA, Department of Philosophy and the Moore Institute.