IDEA graduates to present at Institute of Medical Ethics conference

Two IDEA alumni are set to present their Masters dissertations at the National Student and Junior Doctors Conference.

MA Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics graduates Kate Hamilton and Sophie-Golda Reginald will speak at the prestigious conference run by the Institute of Medical Ethics, which is hosted at the University of Leeds on Saturday 8 February.

Exploring the theme of Ethical Considerations in the Pursuit of Perfection, the event is aimed at all students and foundation doctors with an interest in medical ethics.

There will be a variety of workshops encompassing:

  • The Perfect Death – Janet Holt (University of Leeds)
  • The Perfect Medical Research – Rhona Bratt (Leeds West Research Ethics Committee)
  • The Perfect Patient Care – Lorraine Corfield (Keele University) 
  • The Perfect Healthcare Professional – Pirashanthie Vivekanada-Schmidt (Sheffield University)


Arrival with refreshments
10:00 – 10:15
Introduction to the Day
10:15 – 11:00
Keynote Speaker (Georgia Testa)
11:00 – 11:15
Comfort Break
11:15 – 11:45
Student Debate
11:45 – 13:00
Student Speeches
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch and Poster Presentations
14.00 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:00
Closing speeches


 A £20 deposit is required to book your place, however the deposit will be returned on attendance.

Book online at the IME website.



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