Posted on 19 July 2013
On 18th July 2013, York Law School hosted a medical ethics and medical law workshop. The event, organised by York Law School medical law specialist, Dr Katarzyna Gromek-Broc, covered a variety of issues related to medical research and practice. Professor Thomas Baldwin, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at the University of York, led a session on assisted conception, surrogacy and abortion. Professor Baldwin, together with Professor Marina Lalatta Costerbosa, of the University of Bologna, Italy, and Professor Stefan Enchelmaier, ,and Richard Hedlund of York Law School, led a session on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Professor Costerbosa and Dr Mark Coles, Senior Lecturer in immunology, at Hull York Medical School, led a session on the issues concerning eugenics and human cloning, and Dr Catriona McDaid, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York addressed the problems surrounding presumed consent and organ donation rates. This interidisciplinary event combined perspectives from ethicists, lawyers and medical researchers and importantly allowed undergraduate and postgraduate research students to contribute papers at the event. These papers are to be included in the inaugural issue of York Law School’s Journal.