Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts – programme

5th May 2017, University of Leeds

10.00-16.30, Social Sciences Building, room 12.21-12.25


10.00 – 10.30: Registration, refreshments, & introduction
10.30 – 11.00: Keynote speaker: Prof. Ruth Holliday, University of Leeds: Medical Mobilities: Economies and Ethics
11.00 – 12.00: Zivarna Murphy, Hull York Medical School: Body Donation to Medical Science: the Movement of Bodies between UK Medical School Anatomy Units
David Matas, University of Manitoba: The Global Movement of Body Parts from China
Abin Thomas, King’s College London: Transplant Fundraising as ‘Holy Begging’:  A Narrative from Kerala, India
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch (open buffet)
13.00 – 13.30: Stephanie Parsons, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge: Organ Donation: Merely a one-way Transaction. Examining boundaries and emotion work
Mariana Karadjova, Human Rights Lawyer: Donor Related IVF and Surrogacy and the Right of the Child to Know his Origins
13.30 – 14.00: Keynote speaker: Dr. Sean Columb, University of Liverpool: Organ Markets and Exploitation: Assessing the Impact of Crime and Immigration Controls in the Egyptian-Sudanese Context
14.00 – 15.00: Alexandra Gruian, University of Leeds: Across Borders and In-Between Boundaries: Eggs Provision for IVF in Romania
Dr. Choon Key Chekar, University of Leeds: Overseas stem cell therapies for South Koreans: what does travel with patients when they cross borders?
Dr. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, University College London: The “New” Medical Tourism Industry in Argentina: A Cautionary Tale
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30: Altruism, Moralities & Legalities Debate. Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Greg Moorlock, University of Warwick: Beauty Contests & Directed Altruistic Donation
Dr. Mark Monaghan, University of Loughborough: Conceptualising Crime, Evidence, and Immorality
Panel Members: Sean Columb, Ana Manzano, Alexandra Gruian
16.30:   Closing Remarks

The event will be chaired by Dr. Ana Manzano, University of Leeds.

Registration fees

  • BSA members: £10 Non-members: £25
  • We offer 5 bursaries for postgraduate students. Fee includes lunch and refreshments

• To register, please visit: https://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10633


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