SOPHIE BOTROS - CONFERENCES / WORKING PARTIES
SOME CONFERENCE PAPERS
Botros was a discussant at the invitation of Professor Peter Winch in the
reading group, directed by him, on Wittgenstein's Blue Book held in
"Moral philosophers and Medical Ethics" presented at a Conference
entitled "La Semaine de Reflexion
1990: "A philosopher’s perspective" in Medical Scientific Advance, Its Challenge to Society, Report of Ciba Foundation discussion meeting.
"Informed Consent, Autonomy and Rights" presented at a Conference
entitled "Moral and Political
Philosophy: French and American Perpectives" organized in
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION/CHAIRING 1989-1990
Dr Botros established (April 1989) a Public Affairs Unit as a project of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and obtained a grant of £10,000 from King's Research Development Fund enabling the Unit to hire a research assistant and run seminars in the Houses of Parliament to coincide with the passage through Parliament of the Human Embryology and Fertilization Bill.
Between January and June 1990 she organized, and spoke at, four meetings on the Human Embryology and Fertilization Bill, two in the House of Lords, and two in the House of Commons. She also chaired the last two meetings.
She also gave private briefing during this period to Members of Parliament, for instance, on the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill, and on the ethics of animal research and experimentation.
1991-2: Dr Botros was Co-Director of King's College Centre for Philosophical Studies, Philosophy Dept., King's College London.
1991: Dr Botros was a member of the Working Party on Clinical Trials and Randomization, set up by cancer specialist Michael Baum (Royal Marsden).
1991-1993: Dr Botros was Medical Ethics Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Aids.
Dr Botros can be contacted at email@example.com.
This page last updated: 6th November 2017.