Jo Wolff inaugurates new KCL / UCL joint Bioethics Colloquium Series

KCL and UCL now have a substantial number of faculty and PhD students
working in bioethics, broadly construed. These new established colloquia aim to facilitate high-level discussion among these scholars and link individuals and groups
across KCL, UCL, and beyond.
joWThe colloquia will take place on the first Thursday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, with the possibility to go for drinks afterwards. There will be two sessions per term, starting in the fall of 2013.

Topics will range from traditional questions in medical ethics and law to ethical
issues in the design of health systems at the national and global level
(public health ethics / global health ethics).

Jonathan Wolff, Dean of Arts & Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at UCL, will inaugurate the new series on October 3rd with a talk titled ‘Paying people to act in their own interests: incentives versus rationalisation‘.

3 October 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Moot Court, UCL Laws, Bentham House – Endsleigh Gardens – London WC1H 0EG

For further information contact the organizers of the series: Annette Rid, Senior Lecturer in Bioethics & Society at King’s College London, and James Wilson, Lecturer in Philosophy & Health at UCL.

Today: 1st JOINT MEETING Centre for the Humanities and Health and Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine

The Centre for the Humanities & Health is glad to announce the 1st joint meeting with the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, to take place today, October 24th, from 130 to 530 om in K0.18, Strand Campus.

Programme as follows:

1.30 – 1.45 Welcome and Introduction (Professor Brian Hurwitz and Professor Nikolas Rose)

Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine
Chair Professor Nikolas Rose 1.45 – 3.15
· Individual introductions
· Narratives of Depreshen: reflections on [Iranian] psychiatric subjectivities
Dr Orkideh Behrouzan
· Risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical research
Dr Annette Rid
· Making medicine molecular – the emergence of a socio-technical regime for personalised medicine
Dr Stuart Hogarth

Discussion (15 minutes)
3.15-3.45 – tea

Centre for Humanities and Health
Chair Professor Brian Hurwitz 3.45-5.15
· Introductions and Presentations
· Conceptualising the medical gaze: the contested role of “distress” in the definitions of mental disorder in the ICD, DSM and draft DSM-5
Prof Derek Bolton
· The impact of culture and war on the presentation and interpretation of psychiatric disorder in the UK, 1914-1960
Prof Edgar Jones
· What you can do with portraits
Prof Ludmilla Jordanova

Discussion (15 minutes)
5.15 Drinks

24th October 2012 1.30-5.30
LOCATION: K0.18