Staff and students from Sydney Health Ethics gave a large number of presentations and workshops at the recent annual meeting of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL), held in late September in Townsville.
Search on the hashtag #AABHL2018 to catch a glimpse of what was talked about.
Centre students and ECRs were very active. Research Fellow Cynthia Forlini and HDR Student Jonnie Kennedy coordinated a fully booked Pre-Conference workshop for Students and ECRs in bioethics. Ian Kerridge was one of the featured workshop speakers. Sydney Health Ethics Research Associate Dr Lisa Dive won a Praxis Australia ECR Research Award!
Between them, Sydney Health Ethics students, staff and associates gave 13 oral presentations:
- Intersex: Contested bodies, contested identities – Morgan Carpenter
- The “shazam” moment in empirical bioethics – Prof. Angus Dawson
- Contesting the right not to know – Dr Lisa Dive
- Complex factors affecting hospital doctors’ roles in and responsibilities for infection prevention – Prof. Lyn Gilbert and Prof Ian Kerridge
- Rapid challenges: Ethics and genomic neonatal intensive care – Dr Christopher Gyngell (with A/Prof Ainsley Newson et al)
- Privacy and technologically enhanced communicable disease surveillance -Dr Jane Johnson
- Stem cell registries: Collapsing the borders between research, commerce and clinical practice – A/Prof. Wendy Lipworth
- Normative ethics – Is that all there is? Is that all there is? – A/Prof. Paul Macneill
- Hype and genomics: arguing for precautionary implementation to uphold autonomy in preconception screening – A/Prof. Ainsley Newson
- What does the literature say about how we should prioritise pandemic influenza vaccines and what are the implications for Australasia? – Dr Jane Williams
- Psychiatric Advance Directives and the someone else problem: A question of practical identity -Anson Fehross
- Thinking anew about death: Presenting the rationale for an Australian study of health professionals and public attitudes on death and organ donation – Dr Cynthia Forlini, Dr George Skowronski, Dr Michael O’Leary, Prof Ian Kerridge
- How compliant are dental practice Facebook pages with Australian health care advertising regulations? A Netnographic review – Dr Alexander Holden
They also facilitated five workshops:
- What can we learn from diverse cultures that could/should change our approaches to teaching bioethics? – Dr Yvonne Cadet-James, Dr Ben Gray, Prof. Emma Kowal, Dr Richard Matthews, Dr Camilla Scanlan
- Biobank networks, medical research and the challenge of globalisation – Dr Lisa Dive, Dr Edwina Light, Miriam Wiersma
- The ethics of market withdrawal of and disinvestment from medicines – Jessica Pace, A/Prof Wendy Lipworth
- Beyond consent and anonymity in the big data era – Dr Vicki Xafis, Dr Wendy Lipworth, Dr Owen Schaefer
- What are the responsibilities of AABHL in relation to Australia’s policy on asylum seeker detention? -A/Prof. Deborah Zion, A/Prof. Paul Macneill, A/Prof. Chris Jordens, Prof. Angus Dawson
Student and Staff alumni were also well represented, including Prof Stacy Carter, Assistant Prof Tamra Lysaght, Professor Rachel Ankeny, A/Prof Catherine Mills, Prof Michael Selgelid, Dr Vicki Xafis, Dr Chris Degeling, Dr Chris Mayes (keynote Whiteness as a bioethical problem on ), Dr Jacqueline Savard, and Selina Metternick-Jones.
Written by Ainsley Newson