Forward Look meetings

The Council holds an annual Forward Look meeting to help it identify and consider future work topics. To inform the discussions, background papers are produced and external experts are invited to give short presentations on specific topics, focussing on how the Council might best contribute to the debate.

If the Council decides that a topic should be addressed as a matter of priority, outside the Forward Look cycle, or that the discussion requires a more in depth discussion, the Council might organise a standalone roundtable meeting or workshop.

Year Topics under discussion
2016 Future Challenges in Bioethics
- Download a note of the discussion

Artificial gametes
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- Download the background paper

Dual use in biology and biomedicine
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- Download the background paper

Longevity
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- Download the background paper
2015 The Council did not hold a Forward Look meeting in 2015 as it was already committed to a full work programme for the short term.
2014 The ethical implications of resource pressures in the NHS
- Download a note of the discussion
- Download the background paper
- Download the background paper - 2015 update

Complementary medicine
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- Download the background paper

Sports science and medicine
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- Download the background paper
2013 Aesthetic/cosmetic procedures
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Expensive life-extending treatments
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Medical tourism and cross-border care
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Scientific research integrity
- Download the background paper

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2012 The Council did not hold a Forward Look meeting in spring 2012 as it was completing its Strategic Review at this time, and was already committed to a full work programme for the short term.
2011Germline therapies
- Download the background paper

Hyper-expensive treatments
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Genomics, health records, database linkage and privacy
- Download the background paper

Pandemics
- Download the background paper

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2010- Genes and parenting
- Neuroimaging
- Children, medicines and clinical trials

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2009- Drug trials and prescription in children
- Health interventions in a global context
- Biofuels
- Synthetic biology

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2008- Nanotechnology
- Volunteering, donation and payment in clinical practice and research
- The use of cord blood and other cell banks

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2007The impact and implications of the human genome project
Issues surrounding rationing healthcare resources

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2006Ethical issues raised by advances in neuroscience

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2005- Global health inequities
- Nanotechnology
- Neuroscience
2004‘The way we reason: deliberation, consultation and policy in bioethics’

 

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