U4 Conference on Ethics of Families - Wednesday 26 August 2015

"Moral relevance of family relations in reproductive medicine"

Conference in collaboration with the Network on Ethics of Families (funded by the Network Practices of Responsibility, NWO).

Programme

09:00 – 09:30   Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:40   Introduction by Marian Verkerk (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

09:40 – 10:10   How empirical bioethics research findings point to the significance of family relationships for medical ethics
Veerle Provoost, Ghent University, Belgium

10:10 – 10:40   Health care ethics meets families: The relevance of a network on ethics of families
Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University, United States

10:40 – 11:10   Coffee break

11:10 – 11:40   Ethical norms within families and moral epistemology
Ulrik Kihlbom, Uppsala University, Sweden

11:40 - 12:10   Discussion

12:10 - 13:40   Lunch

13:40 – 14:10   Surrogacy as a special collective family arrangement
Katharina Beier, University of Göttingen, Germany

14:10 – 14:40   The construction of the social world and the family's striving for recognition in the context of adoption
Katrien De Graeve, Ghent University, Belgium

14:40 – 15:10   Medical ethics and making good fathers
Jonathan Ives, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

15:10 – 15:30   Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00   Intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction
Guido Pennings, Ghent University, Belgium

16:00 – 16:30   Taking family relations seriously in clinical reproductive bioethics: Some uncomfortable implications
Christian Munthe, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

16:30 – 17:00   Discussion

17:00 – 17:15   Closing remarks by Veerle Provoost (Ghent University, Belgium)

Combine this conference with the symposium on Donor conception on the 27th and the 28th of August 2015!

Venue

Augustijnenklooster, Academiestraat 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium