UCL Health Humanities Centre


Conference: NICE, Age Discrimination, and Treatment at the End of Life

16th April 2010

Following the recent Department of Health Report, Achieving Age Equality in Health and Social Care, we held a one day conference on the topic of how the NHS should deal with questions of age when making decisions about which treatments to fund at the end of life.

This conference was supported by the AHRC Ethics of Risk project, the UCLH/UCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, and the UCL Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine.  


9.30am Coffee and registration

10am Welcome Jo Wolff (UCL)

10.15am How does NICE view age?  Andrew Stevens (Birmingham)

11am Age weighting and the QALY.  Mark Sculpher (York)

12pm Age discrimination: some analytical issues.  John Macnicol (LSE)

1pm Lunch

1.45pm Life saving treatments and the QALY.  Aki Tsuchiya (Sheffield)

2.45pm Is the rule of rescue dead? Sarah Edwards (UCL)

3.30pm Tea

4pm What matters in extending life? Jo Wolff (UCL)

5pm Close


Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road. For maps of UCL campus, see here.

16th April 2010.


To register, please email cbrc-courses@ucl.ac.uk and await confirmation.

For all other enquiries, please contact Sarah Edwards (sarah.edwards@ucl.ac.uk) or Jo Wolff (j.wolff@ucl.ac.uk).

Unfortunately we cannot book accommodation for people who are not speaking at the workshop, but you can find details of local hotels here and here.