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7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare

7th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable:

Medicine, Public Health and Healthcare

June 23-24, 2017
University of Toronto

The next biennial Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable will be held at the University of Toronto on June 23-24, 2017 (call for abstracts below).

It will be preceded by a symposium on June 22 at the University of Toronto titled ‘Clinical Judgment: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’. Roundtable attendees are warmly invited to attend the symposium (details coming soon).

Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable: Call for Abstracts
We welcome papers in any area of philosophy of medicine, public health or healthcare, including epistemological and metaphysical issues in medicine (but not bioethics), from a variety of philosophical approaches. We particularly encourage submissions focused on epistemological issues related to population and public health. To submit an abstract, please upload a 500-word abstract to EasyChair by 1 February 2017. Abstracts will undergo blinded review and should not contain information that will allow identification of the author. The submission link is below:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=philmed2017

Questions regarding submissions or the Roundtable should be directed to Jonathan Fuller (jonathan.fuller@mail.utoronto.ca) and Jeremy Simon (jeremy.simon@nyu.edu).

Local Organizers: Jonathan Fuller, Benjamin Chin-Yee and Ross Upshur.

Scientific committee: Rachel Ankeny, Alexander Bird, Alex Broadbent, Havi Carel, Fred Gifford, Harold Kincaid, Miriam Solomon, Julian Reiss, Jeremy Simon, David Teira.

This Roundtable is supported by the Faculty of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice

Too Much Medicine: Exploring the Relevance of the Philosophy of Medicine to Medical Research and Practice
Conference
April 19-21
University of Oxford (UK)

Confirmed speakers:
Philosophers of medicine
Professor Alexander Bird (Bristol, UK)
Medical researchers
Professor Lisa Schwartz and Professor Steve Woloshin (Dartmouth, US) [TO BE CONFIRMED]
Professor Ben Djulbegovic (Florida, US)
Dr. Jeffrey Aronson (Oxford)

Call for Papers
This cross-disciplinary conference will explore the emerging problem of ‘too much medicine’ (TMM) including overdiagnosis and overtreatment. TMM is likely to benefit from an interdisciplinary perspective for several reasons. One cause of TMM is arguably ‘disease mongering’ where for example risk factors are interpreted as diseases and treated as such. This is related to the philosophical problem of defining disease—without a clear definition of what counts as diabetes or cancer, harmful and costly tests and treatments can be introduced unchecked. Also, the problem of TMM provides a platform for broader issues. For example it highlights the importance of considering values alongside evidence—some might value being given a test even without an improved clinical outcome. The conference seeks to address the problem of TMM issue from an interdisciplinary perspective, especially the interface between medicine and philosophy. Papers engaging with philosophical aspects of the Too Much Medicine question are invited, with potential topics including: the role of evidence based medicine in the Too Much Medicine question, the values underlying the problem, and unique aspects of the problem in particular branches of medicine. See website for more details: https://philmedlab.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/first-blog-post/).

Selected papers from the conference in a special issue of the Journal for Applied Philosophy.

How to submit an abstract
We welcome abstracts from philosophers of medicine with ideas that may be relevant to medicine, and medical researchers/practitioners with ideas that may be relevant to philosophy are encouraged to submit abstracts.
Abstracts (no more than 200 words) to be sent no later than 28 February 2017 to: philmedlab@mail.com. Do not include your name on the document to permit blinded review. Please be sure to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of your talk

How to register if you would like to attend without giving a talk
The cost of the conference is £50 for two days and includes all talks, morning/afternoon tea and coffee, and lunch.

Please reserve your place by sending an email to: philmedlab@mail.com no later than 28 February 2017.

Bursaries
Two £200 bursaries are available for UK students (including graduate students)

Organizing committee
Philosophers
Professor Alexander Bird (Bristol)
Dr. Jeremy Howick (Oxford)
Professor Havi Carel (Bristol)
Professor Alexander Broadbent (Johannesburg)
Dr. Ashley Graham Kennedy (Florida Atlantic)
Dr. Sean Valles (Michigan State)
Dr. Raffaella Campaner (Bologna)

Medical researchers
Professor Ben Djulbegovic (University of South Florida)
Ms. Charlotte Albury (Oxford)
Dr. Andrew Papanikitas (Oxford)
Dr. Andrew Moscropp (Oxford)
Professor Jeffrey Aronson (Oxford)

And in an advisory capacity:
Professor Edward Harcourt (Oxford).