Chancellors Conference Centre, Manchester, 24-25th January 2011
This two-day multidisciplinary conference marked the final stages of the EU-funded GLEUBE (Globalising European Bioethics Education) project. The broad cross-cultural scope of the GLEUBE project (a multidisciplinary collaboration between five European institutions: The University of Central Lancashire, Cardiff University, Dublin City University, University of Helsinki and the University of Oslo) was well reflected in the wide variety of issues that were put forward for discussion, as well as the large number of international speakers and participants who chose to attend.
Broadly, the conference programme provided a platform for the presentation of retrospective accounts of the development of bioethics, both as an academic discipline, and as a clinical practice. The content of these accounts was diverse, with individual speakers approaching the issues from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds, including philosophy, social science, law, medicine, public health, and public policy.