9.00 Welcome

9.30-11.00. Panel 1. Foundations of conscientious objection (chair: Christopher Cowley)

  • Desmond Ryan, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.
    Conscientious Objection in Employment Law: Irish and International Perspectives
  • Katherine Furman, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork.
    Value Transparency, Public Trust and Conscientious Objection
  • Linda Hogan, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin.
    Conscientious Objection and the Ethical Responsibilities of the Doctor: Theological Perspectives

11.00-11.30 Tea & Coffee

11.30-13.00. Panel 2. Reproductive rights panel A (chair: Cliona McGovern)

  • Joan McCarthy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.
    Feminist Perspectives on the Scope of Conscientious Objection and Abortion Services
  • Noirin Russell, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork University Maternity Hospital, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University College Cork.
    Conscientious Provision of Abortion Care.
  • Heike Felzmann, School of Philosophy, NUI Galway.
    Ensuring access to abortion - conscientious objection as public health obstacle?

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30. Panel 3. Reproductive rights panel B (chair: Barry Lyons)

  • Sheilagh McGuinness, School of Law, University of Bristol.
    Abortion, conscience, and jurisdiction.
  • Andrea Mulligan, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.
    Constitutional Protection for Conscientious Objection in Ireland
  • Christopher Cowley, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.
    Universal and Selective Conscientious Objection

15.30-16.00 Tea & Coffee

16.00-17.30. Panel 4. Conscientious objection at the end of life (chair: Andrea Mulligan)

  • Cliona McGovern, School of Medicine, University College Dublin.
    Conscientious objection to end of life decision making: Does freedom of choice and patient autonomy have a limit?
  • Barry Lyons, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.
    Silent morality and end of life decision-making
  • Mary Donnelly, School of Law, University College Cork.
    Clinician conscience, moral distress and end of life decision-making: The dog that doesn't bark?

17.30 end.