CALL FOR PAPERS THIRD UK CONFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHIATRY ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS
21 PRESCOT STREET
LONDON E1 8BB
23-25 SEPTEMBER 2015
MORAL AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE AGE OF NEUROSCIENCE
The focus of this conference will be moral and legal responsibility in people who have been diagnosed with mental disorders. This is an exciting area in which recent developments in policy and research are casting a new light on old problems.
The conference is not confined to psychiatrists and is open to anyone with an academic, professional or personal interest in this area. We hope to bring speakers from different backgrounds together with the aim of promoting an eclectic, multi-professional approach to this area. We would welcome submissions from patient, offender and victim advocacy groups.
Suitable topics would include the following but submissions in any other related area of scholarship will be considered:
Neuroscience and criminal responsibility
Autonomy and suicide
Recent developments in legal mitigation e.g. ‘loss of control’ defence and diminished responsibility
Agency and responsibility in personality disorder
Assessment of legal capacity
Deprivation of liberty in patients who lack capacity
Responsibilities of clinicians and service users
Responsible research and policy
Psychiatry and political violence
Submissions for oral and poster presentations are invited. Speakers will have 30 minutes for their presentations.
A summary no longer than one side of A4 should submitted to the conference organiser, Dr John Callender by 31 January 2015. Please submit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.