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Final Programme for the concluding conference of
COST Action IS1201: Disaster Bioethics
Stokes Building (click for map), Dublin City University, Ireland
3-4 October 2016

Book of Abstracts (pdf) available to download here

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

08:00-09:00 Registration

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Donal O’Mathuna, Dublin City University, Ireland; Chair of COST Action IS1201
Prof. Vojin Rakic, Director of the European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; University of Belgrade, Serbia

09:30-10:30 Keynote 1 – When Patients Fear their Doctors and vice versa: Ebola Dilemmas
Dr. Mercedes Tatay and Dr. Philippe Calain, Médecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland 
Chair: Prof. M. Murat Civaner, Uludag University, Turkey
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  Oral Papers Session 1: Governance Issues
Chair: Ana Borovecki, University of Zagreb, Croatia
11:00-11:20 Disaster Justice and Good Governance of Nuclear Energy Technologies
Dr. Behnam Taebi, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
11:20-11:40 Taking Stock of Governance in the Sendai: The Way Ahead?
Dr. Karen da Costa, University College London, UK and Dr. Emmanuel Raju, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
11:40-12:00 "Where We Need to Go" – An Operational Response to Insights from COST Action IS1201
Mr. David R Curry, GE2P2 Global - Governance, Evidence, Ethics, Policy, Practice, USA
12:00-13:00 WG 1
Healthcare Ethics
WG 2
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory
WG 3
Research ethics
WG 4
Ethics & governance
13:00-14:00 Lunch & Poster Session
14:00-15:00 WG 1
Healthcare ethics
WG 2
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory
WG 3
Research ethics
WG 4
Ethics & governance
  Oral Papers Session 2: Humanitarian Ethics
Chair: Dr. Marcin Waligora, Jagiellonian University, Poland
15:00-15:20 Ethical Challenges of Providing End-of-Life Care in an Ebola Treatment Unit (2014-2015)
Prof. Heather Draper, University of Birmingham, UK
15:20-15:40 Complex Relational Ethics of Teamwork in Humanitarian Medical Aid Projects
Prof. Matthew Hunt, McGill University, Canada
15:40-16:00 Transgression and Desire in the Gesture of Care: A Humanitarian Story
Ms. Anaïs Rességuier, Sciences Po Paris, France
16:00-16:20 Case studies for Training in Ethical Issues Encountered in International Disasters
Ms. Catherine Hale, University of Birmingham, UK
16:20-16:45 Coffee Break & Poster Session
16:45-17:45 Keynote 2 – Heathcare Ethics in Emergencies: From Katrina to Ebola and Beyond
Dr Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial
Chair: Dr. Dónal O'Mathúna, Dublin City University, Ireland
17:45-18:30 Wine Reception and Book Signing with Sheri Fink
18:30 Bus leaves from Dublin City University to The Church Restaurant 
19:00 Conference Dinner – The Church Restaurant (


Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

09:00-10:00 Keynote 3 – Global Justice and Disasters: A View from Low and Middle-Income Countries (tentative title)
Prof. Anant Bhan, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative India and Yenepoya University, India
Chair: Dr. Ayesha Ahmad, University College London, UK
  Oral Papers Session 3: Equity and Justice
Chair: Dr. Signe Mezinska, University of Latvia, Latvia
10:00-10:20 Applied Ethics and Allocation of Foreign Aid: Disparity in Pretensions and Practice 
Prof. Jónína Einarsdóttir and Dr. Geir Gunnlaugsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
10:20-10:40 Gender and Disability in Disaster Contexts: Towards Humanitarian Responsiveness
Prof. Jackie Leach Scully, Newcastle University, UK; Prof. Lisa Eckenwiler, George Mason University, USA; Dr. Ayesha Ahmad, University College London, UK; Prof. Matthew Hunt, McGill University, Canada
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  Oral Papers Session 4: Biomedical Ethics
Chair: Prof. Péter Kakuk, university of Debrecen, Hungary
11:10-11:30 Ethics and Biobanks for International Disaster Research
Prof. Bernice Elger, University of Basel, Switzerland
11:30-11:50 Constructing Different Meanings of Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Deal with (fear of) Stigmatization in Antimicrobial Resistance Research Involving Refugees
Ms. Alena Kamenshchikova, University of Tartu, Estonia
11:50-12:10 Ethical Framework for Off-Label Use of Medication in a Disaster Setting Based on Clause 37 of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (2013)
Dr. Shlomit Zuckerman, Inbal Governmental Insurance Company, Israel and Prof. Eugenijus Gefenas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
12:10-13:00 WG 1
Healthcare Ethics
WG 2
Bioethics, culture, & moral theory
WG 3
Research ethics
WG 4
Ethics & governance
13:00-14:00 Lunch & Poster Session
  Oral Papers Session 5: Other Ethical Issues
Chair: Dr. Daniel Messelken, University of Zurich, Switzerland
14:00-14:20 Ethics of Visual Identification of the Dead in Disasters
Dr. Vina Vaswani, Dublin City University, Ireland and Yenepoya University, India
14:20-14:40 From Moral Theories to Decision-Making in Disaster Settings: Specifying the Role of Compromise
Dr. Péter Kakuk, University of Debrecen, Hungary
14:40-15:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
15:00-16:00 Keynote Panel – Disaster Ethics and International Organisations
Presenters and Discussants: Professor Virginia Murray, Public Health England and UNISDR, UK; Dr. Carla Saenz, Pan American Health Organization; Prof Leslie Swartz, Lead Research Partner, Southern African Federation of the Disabled, and Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Chair: Prof. Heather Draper, University of Birmingham, UK
16:00-17:00 Management Committee Meeting: Finishing up and planning post-Action
Chair, Dr. Dónal O’Mathúna, Dublin City University, Ireland