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Bioethics Events

Summer School on Health Law and Ethics

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5-16 July 2010
This summer school is organised by the Erasmus Observatory on Health Law. The course is designed to enhance the preparation of health professionals confronted with legal and ethical issues. The course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of health law and ethics. For more information about this event please see the website here.

8th Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies

Singapore, 26-27 July 2010
This conference is organised by the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC), Singapore and the Ministry of Health, Singapore. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics: "Mobilities and Inequalities"

Singapore, 26-28 July 2010
This conference is organised by the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC), Singapore and the Ministry of Health, Singapore. The theme of Mobilities and Inequalities should be interpreted broadly. Topics may include, but should not be limited to: TraffickingWomen; War and Refugees; Migration of Care Workers; Global Movement of Food and Food Security; Minorities and Barriers to Migration; Medical Tourism; Reproductive Tourism; Communication Technologies in Healthcare; and Assistive Devices in Disability. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

10th World Congress of Bioethics: "Bioethics in a Globalised World"

Singapore, 28-31 July 2010
This conference is organised by the International Association of Bioethics in conjunction with the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC), Singapore. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

EACME Annual Meeting: "Empirical Ethics"

Oslo, Norway, 16-18 September 2010
This conference is organised by the Section for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, and the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME). This conference has four central topics: Empirical Ethics and Methodology; Empirical Ethics and Clinical Practice; Empirical Ethics, Benefit Sharing and Research; and Empirical Ethics, Biopolitics and Human Rights. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

Health, Culture and the Human Body Epidemiology, Ethics and History of Medicine, Perspectives from Central Europe and Turkey

Mainz, Germany, 17-19 September 2010
This conference is organised by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Medical Centre (Germany) and the Istanbul University (Turkey). This conference will focus on a range of topics including: AIDS; disease; end of life; organ/tissue transplantation; palliative care; and euthanasia. For more information about the conference please see the website here.[Note this website is in German].

22nd ETCO Congress: "Transforming Lives. A Time of Change for Organ Donation and Transplantation"

Cardiff, Wales, 24-26 September 2010
This conference is organised by the European Transplant Coordinators Organisation (ETCO). Transplant coordination is increasingly recognized as a key factor in improving organ donation rates. The organ shortage is the greatest impediment to organ transplantation. The European Commission's Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation calls for training and accreditation and appointment of TCs in all transplantation hospitals. The UK government is implementing ambitious reforms which include doubling the number of transplant coordinators. ETCO fulfils a vital role in resolving this complexity, providing training, guidelines, an interactive forum for professionals, and accreditation of professional excellence and quality of procedures. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

Older Persons: The Future of Care

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 4-7 October 2010
This event is the fourth European Nursing Congress and is organised by the European Nursing Congress Foundation in conjunction with a number of partner organisations. In this congress, nurses from all fields of health care, including homecare workers, general hospital staff, mental health professionals and carers for the mentally disabled, are invited to share their methods and their research findings with regard to care for older persons. The main themes for this conference include: General and university hospitals; Nursing homes; Public health; Residences; Care for mentally disabled people; Mental healthcare; Centers for Rehabilitation; and Homecare. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

18th International Congress on Palliative Care

Montreal, Canada, 5-8 October 2010
This conference is organised by the Palliative Care Division, Departments of Medicine and Oncology, McGill University, Montreal. The congress will feature practical and in-depth workshops and seminars on a broad range of topics covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced every day. For more information about the conference please see the website here.

International Academic Expert Seminar "Whoever saves a soul saves an entire world". Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Ethics

Leuven, Belgium, 22-24 November 2010
This expert seminar is organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Religion and World View (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) in cooperation with the Faculty of Religious Studies (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) and Institutum Iudaicum (the Interuniversity Centre for the Academic Study of Judaism in Belgium). The aim of this seminar is to give the floor to theoretical and empirical research on the topic, as well as to real-life cases and practical experiences. We invite distinguished international scholars, and junior and senior researchers are given the opportunity to present relevant academic research on the topic. The seminar is open for everyone who is interested. For more information about the seminar please see the website here.

EFGCP Annual Conference 2011:
Certified GCP Training - Needs and Expectations

Budapest, Hungary, 1-2 February 2011
This conference is organised by the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice. The programme for this event has yet to be finalised. For more information about this event please see the website here.