Navigation Links
Press invitation, conference: Is medical ethics really in the best interest of the patient?

When is it right to terminate treatments? Is it alright to conduct medical research on children? Who should receive treatment when resources are scarce? These are ethical questions that are at the heart of cases discussed in the media recently. On June 14-16, researchers from across the world will gather in Uppsala to discuss medical ethics from diverse perspectives. Around 70 presentations will shed light on aspects of these central issues.

Medical ethics is supposed to protect patient's interests in medical research and care. But is it always in the best interest of the patient?

These are questions that have a direct impact on patients, doctors, researchers and the public. There are ethical decisions that make it unnecessarily difficult to acquire new medical knowledge and there are examples of researchers who don't seem to take the interest of the patients seriously. "In today's world, as our privacy and individual choice may be challenged by technological developments, we increasingly rely on ethical guidelines to protect us, but we need to know whether they are doing the job. This is why this conference is important" say Professor Mats G. Hansson, Director of the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University and Professor Ruth Chadwick of Cesagen at the universities of Lancaster and Cardiff who together are collaborating with Akademiska sjukhuset (Uppsala University Hospital) to arrange this multi-disciplinary conference. The main sponsor is the Journal of Internal Medicine.

The programme includes a number of current and difficult questions raised in medical care and research. How does the western standard for HIV-tests work in China? Should the right of the individual surpass the duty to help as many as possible? Is the demand for explicit consent always in the best interest of the patient? If we can treat, should we always do so? How is the information from genetic diagnostics handled in Iran? What ethical challenges are raised by stem cell research and how is that different between countries? Is it ethical to use data from medical research in Nazi Germany?

The conference consists of three different themes with presentations in parallel sessions. This is the first in a series of bi-annual ethics conferences arranged by Cesagen and CRB. The next conference will be held 2012 in Cardiff.

Journalists are welcome to attend!

When and where: 14-16 June 2010, 09:00-17:00, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala. The programme starts with a short press briefing with examples from the day's programme.

Please note: Press registrations to The conference has a social programme with evening activities. The cost for this is 1 250 SEK.

We need the following information:

  • Which days you intend to participate
  • Allergies or special dietary requirements (lunch is included)
  • Contact information (e-mail and telephone)
  • If you intend to participate in the social programme (separate registration on the conference website using the code "PRESS")


Contact: Josepine Fernow
Uppsala University

Related medicine news :

1. Untreated, Mild May Become Major Depression
2. Acupuncture found effective against depression during pregnancy
3. Depression Survey: Implications for Diverse Communities
4. Internet Addicts More Prone to Depression
5. Mechanical forces could affect gene expression
6. Depression Survey: Implications for Diverse Communities
7. Deadly New York Fuel Truck Explosion Closes the Long Island Expressway and Draws the Attention of Personal Injury Lawyer, David Perecman
8. Genetic Variants in Depressed People Raise Suicide Risk
9. Antidepressants After Stroke May Boost Mental Ability
10. Brain Thermostat May Suppress Non-Essential Information
11. Most Antidepressants Miss Key Target of Clinical Depression
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The recently published 32nd ... System (NPDS) reveals that in 2014, someone called a poison center about every ... of which were human exposure cases. , The American Association of Poison Control ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... promoting breast and prostate cancer education and prevention—is joining forces with the award-winning ... philanthropy and Hollywood elegance on December 7, 2015 at the Union League of ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Reports magazine, quoted Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Consumer Reports as ... more so for a child’s exposure limits. , The original Nov 2015 CR ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... An inventor from Charlottesville, Va., ... womb. "My last baby had high blood pressure due to loud noises," she said, ... their babies from noise pollution as well as radio waves and microwaves." , The ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... automated breast density assessment and enterprise analytics solutions, here at the 101st ... (South Hall booth #2377). Volpara’s quantitative breast imaging tools enable personalized measurements ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015  PTS Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer ... analyzers, A1CNow ® systems, and PTS Detect™ ... of patents that will propel the company into the ... Europe . The technology is a ... those on smartphones and tablets, and uses test strip ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, ... agreements valued at up to $50,000,000 with Hefei Tianhui Incubator of Technologies ... oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801, in China ... Macau . The agreements were signed at ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (CPIX), today ... live at on December 3, 2015. TIME: ... TIME: 3:15p.m. ET LINK: --> ... --> ... where investors are invited to ask the company questions in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: