IntroductionCesagen Involvement in Summer Conferences and Events
Major conferences and events at which Cesagen will be represented this summer include:
“New Sciences of Protection: Designing Safe Living” Lancaster Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, UK10 - 11 July 2008
Cesagen visitor Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard University, is giving a plenary talk: “Taking Risks for Safety: The US Discourse on Precaution”.Researchers from Cesagen Lancaster will present papers and lead sessions at this conference investigating ‘protection’ at the intersections of security, sciences, technologies, markets and design.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) 2008 Annual Meeting “Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine” Rotterdam, The Netherlands20 - 23 August 2008
Many Cesagen researchers and PhD students are presenting papers at this major conference with all our research themes being represented.
22nd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care “European bioethics in a global context” 20 - 23 August 2008Tartu, EstoniaCesagen Director Ruth Chadwick is giving the opening keynote speech:“Harmonisation and standardisation in ethics and governance: conceptual and practical challenges”
European Science & Society Summer School (E4S)“Deconstructing and Reconstructing Life: From Classification to Design” The International Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), Germany25 - 30 August 2008
Richard Tutton and Paul Oldham are tutors at this summer school which aims to bring together PhD students and postdocs from the life sciences, humanities, and social sciences with senior researchers and scholars from a range of different fields for a week of intensive interdisciplinary communication.
International Association of Bioethics World Congress Rijeka, Croatia3 - 8 September 2008
Mina Bhardwaj, Ruth Chadwick & Søren Holm are leading a Panel Session on:"Ethical issues in nutrigenomics”
British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2008 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK4 - 6 September 2008
As part of a “Neurosciences Symposium”, Katie Featherstone is presenting early findings from ethnographic research conducted as part of Cesagen’s Biomedicine, Health and Identity theme focussing on psychiatric genetics.
Cesagen PhD students Rebecca Dimond, Cathy Sampson and Jackie Needs are presenting papers based on their current research.