Event Date/Time: Sep 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 20, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jul 20, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 22, 2007
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Global Health, Justice and the ‘Brain Drain’
A one-day interdisciplinary conference on international health worker migration

17th September 2007
Keele University, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Thomas Pogge, Columbia University

Professor Karen Hassell, University of Manchester

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday 22nd June.

Registration is now open! ‘Early bird’ discounts available until 20th July.
Registration closes 20th August
Please visit the conference website for more details: http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/lpj/GlobalHealth/

Globalisation and the prospects of international migration bring both opportunities and challenges. The north-south and south-south ‘brain drain’ of skilled labour is induced by and reinforces gross global inequalities that have been exacerbated by globalisation. International migration in the healthcare professions threatens health, human rights and development goals for the world’s poor, challenging notions that justice, health systems and migration policies are matters only for domestic concern. Against this backdrop, this conference is interested in understanding the ‘brain drain’ of health workers and its impact on global health from multidisciplinary perspectives and as matters of justice.

We welcome papers that interpret the theme broadly and that may address areas such as:
-Theories of justice
-Human rights, particularly the right to health
-Impacts on development, health and health systems in poor and rich countries
-Citizenship and migration
-The nature and locus of moral responsibility
-Bioethical challenges, particularly autonomy verses justice
-The role of skill-seeking immigration policies
-International relations
-Implications for global security
-Practical solutions and progress in policy
-Feminist analyses/Gendered impacts and experiences
-International law and global justice

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted in a Word format by 22nd June 2007. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly encouraged and support for postgraduate attendance is available. Abstracts and queries should be sent to the conference convenor, Rebecca Shah, at r.shah@keele.ac.uk


Keele University
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Registration is now open. ‘Early bird’ registration before 20th July is £20 for students and unwaged participants and £40 for waged participants. Registration between 20th July and 20th August is £25 and £60 respectively. Please visit the conference website for further details at: http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/lpj/GlobalHealth/