Choon-Key Chekar, Greg Hollin, Julia Swallow, and Karen Throsby presented their work together in the panel session Situating diverse publics, policies and professionals in contemporary medical practice.
Seminar: Ethical Dilemmas in Controlled Organ Donation after Circulatory Death (Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco)
Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to two procedures currently used in intensive care units to recruit organ donors: non therapeutic elective ventilation (EV) and non-heart-beating organ donation also called controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD).
Date and Time Wed 13 September 2017 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Location Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building University of Leeds
The workshop brings together academics from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and University Technology Sydney to explore what advances in biological knowledge might tell us about what it is to be human in the 21st century, what new communities and responsibilities they might create, and how law and policy should respond. The workshop also explores the values and norms that have become embedded in the science that is increasingly shaping law and policy.
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. The programme is now available.
On 10th May 2017 Dr Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex) will discuss her work on unreal objects and biosensors.
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. Click the header above to view the call for abstracts.
Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill – Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigning
Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.
Time and Location Details1st March 2017
A series of workshops exploring histories and futures of innovation in 'advanced' wound care are being held at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds.
Ruth Holliday was invited to South Korea to speak about her research on medical tourism.