We are pleased to announce…
The 2019 Postgraduate Bioethics Conference will take place at Swansea University, on the theme: ‘Intergenerational Bioethics’.
This conference will take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September 2019. More information will follow in due course so make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to be the first to hear! In the meantime you can find out more about this year’s theme below.
Longer lifespans, changing patterns in birth and parenting, technological advances, stretched resources... each of these current trends means that relationships between the generations pose pressing challenges in the field of health.
Inter-generational issues thus apply across the landscape of bioethics. Those issues will continue to shift. Given the pace of change, we can expect that those which seem most urgent in a generation’s time may be barely on the radar now.
Postgraduate researchers in bioethics are in the thick of all this, situated both as inheritors of traditions of thinking about ethical practice, and developers of fresh perspectives. Many work in areas with profound implications for how our successors perceive and tackle priorities and problems. There is a need to be true to previous generations' work, but also to challenge it – and to consider how those questions will be navigated in the future, as circumstances change.