List of Advanced Studies Seminars and Other Meetings

Forthcoming Advanced Studies Seminars and Meetings

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Philosophy of Birth Network’ Launch Day
University of Oxford/ Complutense University of Madrid, 5 July 2023, 10am-12.30pm UK time/ 11am-1.30pm CET.

We will introduce the Network, explore together the vision, and move towards this. This is a Network that exists together and exists for us. The process of exchange, dialogue, and discussion is not a means to an end but the very essence of our Network.

The Asklepion Project – Practical Wisdom and the Holism of Healthcare
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A potential route to flourishing has been hiding in plain sight. The rod of Asclepius with a coiled snake is a powerful symbol that pervades medical branding. What does it symbolise and what are the values behind it?

The word Asklepion is derived from the name of the Greek God of Healing – Asclepius. The Asklepion Project is seeks to explore the Ancient Greek concept of the Asklepion (Healing centre) as a nexus of ideals to explore the heart, mind and spirit of healthcare. It will look specifically at enacted and embodied phronesis in healthcare professionals and the environments in which they work, contemplating what a practically wise organisation would look like.

Aristotle suggested that Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) is the route to Eudaimonia (flourishing). Initial work has been done hypothesising a connection between wisdom, meaning, purpose, goals of medicine and flourishing. This seminar seeks to promote dialogue and debate about how to perform further practical research and operationalise some of these ideas in real healthcare settings.

It is hoped that it will also inspire others interested in flourishing and professional values and virtues in medicine to expand on this work

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The Royal Institute of Philosophy Public  Festival 2022
28th September @ HOME Arts Centre, Manchester, 10:00 - 18:00

The past few years have seen profound challenges to the way of life established in the Western world since 1945.

The covid-19 pandemic has changed everything temporarily and seems likely to have lasting impacts on our everyday lives. Overwhelming evidence of accelerating climate change requires us to consider far-reaching changes to our economic structures and built environments. The internet now allows far greater individual connectivity than was previously possible, but this has brought with it widespread misinformation which threatens to undermine our political institutions.

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Identifying and Overcoming Epistemic Injustice in Health and Social Care
18 January 2023, 9.30am-4.00pm, St Catherine’s College, Oxford and online

This event will launch a collaborative impact programme which seeks to expand on the research findings of a 4-year project on Epistemic Injustice, Reasons and Agency (2018-2022) in order to help develop effective and sustainable strategies for identifying and overcoming epistemic injustice in tandem with values-based practice.

The event brings together prospective partners interested to contribute to the Programme’s objectives.

Centenary of Phenomenological Psychopathology - Hosted by the Brazilian Society of Phenomeno-Structural Psychopathology
25th - 26th November 2022

The Centenary of Phenomenological Psychopathology will unite in celebration tradition and contemporaneity of Psychopathology for students, mental health professionals and philosophers.

Making shared decision making a reality - in collaboration with General Osteopathic Council
10am-1pm on 2nd Nov via Microsoft Teams

Making shared decision making a reality seminar is being co-hosted by the Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice and General Osteopathic Council.  The seminar is part of a wider joint project that explored how regulators, working with patients and practitioners, could contribute to supporting person-centred care and processes of shared decision making in implementing professional standards and reducing harms. The seminar will explore the benefits and importance of shared decision making to both practitioners and patients as well as the challenges in making shared decision making a reality in appointments.

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Measuring, counting and valuing in public mental health - how can we do it well
12 October, 10:30am to 3pm

In public mental heath there are things we value, things we can measure and things we can count.  Unfortunately, these often do not align and nor do they always influence how we allocate resources.  This seminar will explore what we do now and how we could do better.

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Whiteness and Race Equality network. Training opportunities to increase participation in peer review.
26 October 2022 - 9am - 1pm

The WREN conference looks at patterns of funding to academic institutions, race breakdown of publishers, and reviewers, and the need for race equality standards to ensure peer review addresses equality in representation in, policy, legislative and practice outcomes.

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