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International Association of Bioethics, 13th World Congress – Call for abstracts

International Association of Bioethics, 13th World Congress

14-17 June 2016, Edinburgh

All abstracts must be submitted by 15 January 2016.
For more information about abstracts see here.
For more information see here.

The goal of IAB 2016 is to explore the contribution of bioethics to “Individuals, Public Interests and Public Goods.” We encourage all delegates to think of this Congress as less of a traditional academic conference and more of a festival of knowledge that seeks to build a bridge between the questions and answers of how bioethics can contribute to some of the most pressing issues of our time – from genetic research to global pandemics, and from scarce resources to climate changes that affect us all.

Edinburgh is a city of festivals, and to give life to this at the Congress, IAB 2016 will be organised to provide each participant with the experience that best fits their interests and needs – allowing attendees to choose tracks dedicated solely to academic exploration, Early Career Researcher development, arts and ethics, or a combination of all.

Each day will include a broad range of complementary sessions, including:
• Keynote presentations from global thought-leaders
• Themed symposia
• Parallel sessions exploring: Global Bioethics; Public Health, Ethics and Law; Arts+Ethics; and Early Career and Contract Research Development
• Innovative and multi-media presentations for new and emerging ideas in bioethics
• Poster presentations and displays
• Performances and art exhibitions
• Organisation and sponsor exhibition

Early Career Researchers are crucial to the future of the disciplines that engage with bioethics, and IAB 2016 will offer dedicated activities aimed at ensuring ECRs have the opportunity to gain experience and feedback through presentations and bespoke networking activities.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.