Inclusion or Exclusion: Responding Ethically to Disaster Refugees

University of Malta, Valetta Campus, 24-25 April 2014

 

Thursday, April 24th 2014

08:45-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Professor Pierre Mallia, University of Malta
Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orland, Chair, Malta Council of Science and Technology
Dr. Dónal O’Mathúna, Dublin City University, Ireland; Chair of COST Action IS1201
09:45-11:00  Human Rights in Crisis: Ethical Responses to Disaster Displacement
Lindsey Kingston, Assistant Professor and Director, Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies, Webster University, Missouri, USA
Chair: Professor Janet Mifsud, Malta COST CSO CNC & University of Malta
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Working group 1 meeting Healthcare ethics Working group 2 meeting Bioethics, culture, & moral theory Working group 3 meeting Research ethics Working group 4 meeting Ethics & governance
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Working group 1 meeting: Healthcare ethics Working group 2 meeting: Bioethics, culture, & moral theory Working group 3 meeting: Research ethics Working group 4 meeting: Ethics & governance
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 Refugee Camps around Palestine
Jehad Yatim and Wafa Qumseya, Bioethics Committee, Caritas Baby Hospital, Bethlehem, State of Palestine
17:00-17:30 WG 1 Why welcome the stranger? Foundations for ethics & refugees
Dónal O’Mathúna, Dublin City University, Ireland
17:30-18:00 WG 2&4 Reducing the risk of natural disasters: is there a role for human rights to play?
Karen da Costa, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Ireland and
Paulina Pospieszna, University of Poznan, Poland
18:00-18:30 WG 3 Ethical considerations using off-label and untried medical treatments, medications, technologies and devices in disasters
Shlomit Zuckerman, Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel
19:00 Conference Dinner

 

Friday, April 25th 2014

08:00-09:00 Steering Group Meeting
09:15-10:30 The Plight of African ‘Disaster Refugees’: Ethical Responses to the Root Causes
Deogratias Mutayoba Rwezaura, PhD, Regional Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Chair: Johan von Schreeb, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Working group 1 meeting
Healthcare ethics
Working group 2 meeting
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory

Working group 3 meeting
Research ethics

Working group 4 meeting
Ethics & governance
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Legal Issues for Asylum Seekers
Dr. Katrine Camilleri, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Malta
Chair: Professor Pierre Mallia, University of Malta
15:00-16:30 Open Action Discussion
Short reports from each WG on their work and plans, and report from the Action Chair on future events.

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