Time, Harm and Uncertainty: themes in the Ethics of Infectious Disease

Date 30 November 2012
Location Room 107, 25 Gordon Square, UCL.

This half-day workshop explores three themes in the ethics of infectious disease control: dealing with uncertainty in preventing infections; the usefulness of the harm principle in assessing the ethical justifiability of infection control measures, and the threat of antibiotic resistance.

There is no registration fee but it is is necessary to reserve a place in advance by emailing James Wilson.


14.00 - 14.10 Registration
14.10 - 15.00 Michael Millar (Division of Infection, Barts and The London NHS Trust) The Prevention of Infectious Disease and the Weight that we give to Uncertainties.

15.00 - 15.50 André Krom (Department of Philosophy, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University) Trade-offs in infectious disease control. Part II: Public health measures as potential restrictions of individual liberty

15.50 - 16.10 Tea

16.10 - 17.00 Jasper Littmann (Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health and Division of Medicine, UCL) Intergenerational Justice and Antibiotic Resistance.

17.00 Close

Getting There

The nearest tube station is Euston, and you can see 25 Gordon Square on the map here.