June 23, 2023

UKCEN 21st Annual Conference

Theme: Clinical Ethics: In the Best Interests of the Patient?


How should we understand the “best interests” of an incapacitated child or adult patient?
What are the ethical, legal, professional, and personal dimensions of best interests decision-making in healthcare?
Which factors should influence best interests decisions in healthcare?
Who should inform and make best interests decisions?

Who is the conference for?
The conference will be of interest to:

Members of clinical ethics services, such as members of Clinical Ethics Committees;
Clinicians and other health workers;
Lawyers; and
Patients and those close to them.
The conference will focus on the UK, but international delegates are very welcome (there is an option to attend online).

Is the conference in person or online?
This a hybrid conference, meaning there are options to attend either in person or online. The in-person programme runs from 0900 until 1645; the online programme runs from 0900 until 1500.

When and where is the conference being held?
The conference is being held on Friday 23 June 2023; the preceding workshop is being held on Thursday 22 June. The venue for both events is Engineers’ House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3NB. The conference is hosted by the University of Bristol.

Book your place here.

For more detailed information in relation to the conference please visit the conference website