The Medicine, Ethics, Society and History unit of the University of Birmingham invites you to attend a workshop, entitled "The Ethics of Health Security", on the 25-26 June 2014.

Workshop Description

The past ten years have seen rising interest in the intersection between health and security. This workshop will explore the normative dimensions of global health security by bringing together moral philosophers, security studies scholars and humanitarian and military medicine practitioners.
Topics to be addressed include:

  • assessing the concept of global health security and its relationship to other concepts such as health promotion and
  • the right to health;
  • analysing the way in which resources are allocated within and between health emergencies;
  • the interface between security policy and new biotechnologies; and the potential ethical challenges which arise when providing healthcare in a conflict zone.

Practical Information

The workshop will be held in Room 224 of the Learning Centre (Building R28) at the University of Birmingham. A short abstract, program and directions to the workshop can be downloaded here.

The workshop is free to attend, but in order to determine numbers for catering please register your interest with Jon Herington,
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), before 23 June.