The Great Medico-Legal Debate 2017 The right to know and the duty to tell: ‘Should there be a right to be informed about a family member’s genetic disorder?’

The Great Medico-Legal Debate 2017 When health care professionals  receive a patient’s predictive genetic information should they owe a legal duty to disclose this information to genetic relatives? The Mason Institute warmly invites you to attend the fourth annual Great Medico-Legal

Mason Institute Writing Retreats

Mason Institute Writing Retreats

Are you facing writer’s block?

With the multiple demands of academic life, do you have trouble making time for your writing?

Would you welcome support in warding off the mighty distractor that is the Internet?

Writing is hard work and is often relegated to the bottom of our to-do list. The Mason Institute (MI) organises a fortnightly writing retreat modelled on the Institute for Academic Development’s writing boot camps: a day a writing, away from wifi and phones, and organised around dedicated writing blocks and breaks.

Mason Institute IAB 2016 Scholarship Awardees

Mason Institute IAB 2016 Scholarship Awardees

The Mason Institute (MI) is pleased to have awarded six scholarships to help outstanding international students attend the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB 2016).

Ahead of this exciting event, taking place in Edinburgh on 14-17 June, MI asked its scholarship recipients to share what they hoped to get out of their attendance at IAB 2016, as well as a bioethics-related journal article that has influenced their work.

Apply Now for the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarship

Apply Now for the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize PhD Scholarship

The Mason Institute is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Maclagan Prize Scholarship for a student already pursuing or wishing to pursue a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The topic of the PhD research project must be within the broad areas and themes of the Mason Institute – that is, ethical, legal, social and political implications and impacts of new technologies and practices in medicine and the life sciences, which are likely to have an ever greater and deeper impact on the everyday lives of individuals, groups and societies. Please note this can be in ANY related discipline – not solely law.