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God and Bioethics - 18 April 2009

Sir John Houghton addressing the
        audience at Belfast

This day conference focussed on several currently topical bioethical issues including the science and ethics of stem cell research, and the role of faith in profesional health care and in ethical decision making. The conference was held at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Audio recordings

Dr. John Murray's presentation (mp3, 14 Mb)
Dr. Peter Saunder's presentation (mp3, 17 Mb)
Prof. Martin Clynes' presentation (mp3, 17 Mb)
Dr. Dónal O'Mathúna's presentation (mp3, 15 Mb)

Slide presentations

Dr. John Murray's presentation (pdf, 331 kb)
Dr. Peter Saunder's presentation (pdf, 1.1 Mb)
Prof. Martin Clynes' presentation (pdf, 1.1 Mb)
Dr. Dónal O'Mathúna's presentation (pdf, 1.4 Mb)


9.30 - 10.30 Registration
Tea and Coffee

10.30 - 11.30 Dr. John Murray
John Murray

School of Theology, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin

"The role of faith in ethical decision making."

11.30 - 12.30 Dr. Peter Saunders
Peter Saunders

Former general surgeon and General Secretary of Christian Medical Fellowship, UK

"The role of faith in professional health care: the issue of assisted suicide."

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Prof. Martin Clynes
Martin Clynes

Director of the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University

"The science of stem cell research."

15.00 - 16.00 Dr. Dónal O'Mathúna
Dónal O'Mathúna

Senior Lecturer in Ethics, School of Nursing, Dublin City University

"The ethics of stem cell research."