Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes
Global Health Bioethics Network Summer School 2013
NEW: Summer School revised agenda is here:SS2013_AgendaJune28.docx
NEW: Summer School logistics are here! SS2013_logistics_letter_final.pdf
NEW: Summer School FINAL logistics are here! 2nd_logistics_letter_final.pdf
We are pleased to announce that the second annual Global Health Bioethics Network Summer School will take place at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand from 15th-18th July 2013.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Aims of the Summer School
The aim of the Summer School is to provide a friendly, informal environment in which people at the Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, Vietnam and at the Ethox Centre in the UK can meet to share ideas, experiences and expertise about ethics and community engagement, learn more about these important areas of practice in low income settings, and develop ideas for future research projects.
Is the summer school for you?
The short answer to this question is, ‘yes’. The Summer School is open to anyone working at or collaborating with the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes. The programme for the workshop will be designed specifically for the interests of the people who are attending so the Summer School is the perfect place to build your knowledge, share your experiences, and build connections with people with shared interests across the MOPs. One of the main aims of the Summer School is to build capacity in ethics and community engagement across the MOPs so you don’t have to be an expert in any of these areas to take part. Summer School participants in 2012 included nurses, doctors, social scientists, MOP Directors, global health students, fieldworkers, community engagement leaders, academics, ethicists, and many others. We expect – and welcome - just as much diversity this year.
Structure and content of the Summer School
For those who are new to ethics, the Summer School will include introductory sessions on topics such as:
For those who would like some additional preparation prior to the summer school, introductory videos and reading materials will be available on www.globalhealthbioethics.org in advance of the summer school.
The main focus of the Summer School will be on the following activities:
We hope that one of the main outputs of the Summer School will be the development of plans for future collaboration, research projects and writing. We hope to inspire participants to come up with research ideas and apply for Global Health Bioethics Network bursaries in future.
How to Apply
Anyone who would like to attend the 2013 Summer School should complete the application form and submit it to the email address provided by 30 April 2013.
If you have questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok!!
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