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Ethical Issues in Uterine Transplantation and Innovative Research in Reproductive Medicine @ Cleveland Clinic Education Building
Sep 5 all-day

Cleveland Clinic will host the 2nd annual World Congress of the International Society of Uterus Transplantation (ISUTx) from September 6–7, 2019. On the afternoon of September 5, 2019, the institution will also host “Ethical Issues in Uterine Transplantation and Innovative Research in Reproductive Medicine,” an interactive pre-conference that will address leading ethical issues associated with the study and clinical implementation of uterine transplantation, with application for future innovative research in reproductive medicine.

Highlights include:

  • Research ethics and human subject protections in the study of uterine transplantation and future innovative research in reproductive medicine.
  • The unique ethical landscape that exists at the crossroads of reproductive medicine and transplantation.
  • Incorporating maternal-fetal ethics and neonatal ethics in discussions of uterine transplantation.
  • Preparing for evolving ethical issues with advances in the science of uterine transplantation.
  • Ethical considerations in the clinical implementation of uterine transplantation.


Human Trials: When the Science of Clinical Translation Collides with Stem Cell Tourism @ Harvard Medical School, TMEC Amphitheater
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Insoo Hyun and Dean George Q. Daley will discuss the scientific and ethical challenges surrounding stem cell-based clinical trials and attempts at medical innovation using patients’ own stem cells.

How are the ethical and technical challenges facing the clinical translation of stem cell science exacerbated by the growing global phenomenon of “stem cell tourism”?

Interactive discussion will follow the presentation.

Conference on Medicine and Religion Call for Abstracts
Sep 27 all-day

We invite abstracts for 75-minute panel and workshop sessions, 15-minute paper presentations (with 10-minutes for discussion), and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion, including but not limited to the conference theme.  We also invite student participation in an essay contest. All proposals must be submitted online by 11:59:59 p.m. CST, Friday, September 27, 2019.  For more information please see the conference website.



Next Steps in Health Reform 2019 @ Washington, D.C.
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Bringing together national leaders in health care law, policy, economics, and administration to track implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other statutes, identify developments on the horizon, and offer bold, new ideas for balancing cost, access, quality and patient autonomy in our rapidly changing health care system.

3rd International Conference in Bioethics in the New Age of Science @ University of Belgrade, Serbia
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

BNAS 2019 explores the ethical and legal problems in bioethics in the context of the new challenges generated by the scientific discoveries of the 21st century. The aim of the conference is to facilitate the multidisciplinary approach of bioethical issues by uniting specialists from bioethics and its connected fields through the four main subjects of the conference: bioethics and medical ethics; ethical aspects in biomedical technology and research; bioethical education; bioethical committees.


The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation – Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers Call for Abstracts
Oct 18 all-day

We are inviting submission of abstracts for presentation at the 2020 International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation on March 31-April 3, 2020. The conference theme is: “Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers.” Abstracts can be submitted under one of the sub-themes:

  1. Exploring diversity in philosophical approaches on CECs
  2. Origins and Migration
  3. Clinical Ethics, the Law and Society
  4. Beginning and end of life conflicts and cultural pluralism
  5. Emerging technologies and Clinical Ethics
  6. Clinical ethics dilemmas across gender boundaries

For more information please see the conference website.


Hall Center for Law and Health: Indiana Health Law Review Symposium | Getting Real About Health Care for All @ Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join the Hall Center for Law and Health and the Indiana Health Law Review as they host their annual symposium on October 18, 2019 at Inlow Hall.

Check the website for updated information and registration:


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Sports Complex Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-8036 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

Symposium on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Learning Health Systems @ University of Michigan
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

The ELSI-LHS symposium is an interdisciplinary event that provides an opportunity for collaboration and learning among colleagues with diverse perspectives on ELSI-LHS, including technical infrastructure, informatics, medicine, public health, community engagement, law, ethics, and social science. The theme of the 2019 ELSI-LHS symposium is Precision Medicine and Learning Health Systems.


Fourth Annual Medical Student Ethics Conference Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education @ Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Nov 16 all-day

The “Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education: conference is the only medical ethics conference that focuses on the ethical challenges medical students encounter in the path to becoming physicians. It is intended to be a forum for medical students to present their reflections in these challenges.

New Technologies in Health: Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues @ Piraeus Bank Conference Centre
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

The Conference revolves around the following topics:
1. Artificial Intelligence and its applications in the health area
2. Robotic Medicine: medical, legal and ethical issues
3. E-Health and patient protection
4. Emerging treatment modalities
5. Social Media: a valuable tool or an impediment to healthcare provision?

20th Asian Bioethics Conference @ Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nov 22 all-day

20th Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC20) will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS) in the cooperation with Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) and Eubios Ethics Institute, Thailand, New Zeeland’s and Japan. It provides opportunity for all scholars around the world to gather feedback on their research, maximize networking opportunities, and learn the latest news and information and methodologies on bioethics.

The previous conferences was held in China, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Iran, the Philippines and Taiwan.


Inaugural Clinical Bioethics Symposium @ UTRGV School of Medicine Auditorium
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

This two-day conference convenes leaders in clinical and academic bioethics to explore ethical questions and concerns in healthcare.

Session Topics:

  • Ethical Principles and Values
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Clinical settings where ethics discussions arise


Conference on Medicine and Religion – True to Tradition? Religion, the Secular, ?and the Future of Medicine @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The medicine we know today has a history, and that history sets the terms for what we expect medicine to become in the future.  What are the historical sources of contemporary medicine?  What has been lost that should be recovered?  What should be left behind?  In particular, what do we know about the Hippocratic tradition?  How has that tradition been taken up, modified, and developed in Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures?  What resources, if any, does that tradition offer to practitioners today?  What aspects of the medicine of the past should ground the medicine of the future?

The 2020 Conference on Medicine and Religion invites clinicians, scholars, clergy, students and others to take up these and other questions related to the intersection of medicine and religion.  The conference encourages participants to consider these questions in light of religious traditions and practices, particularly, though not exclusively, those of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conference is a forum for exchanging ideas from an array of disciplinary perspectives, from accounts of clinical practices to empirical research to scholarship in the humanities.  ?

The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation – Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers @ Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mar 31 – Apr 3 all-day

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University is delighted to host the 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation (ICCEC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Given that this is the first time that the ICCEC will be hosted on the African continent, the theme “Beyond Borders: exploring new frontiers” is apt. The conference will explore clinical ethics challenges that traverse borders and shift paradigms against a backdrop of cultural complexity and diversity.

We hope that the ethical challenges raised by the theme will be of interest to health care professionals and scholars, bioethicists, legal scholars, policy makers and health science partners from around the world. We look forward to sharing ideas and contributing new and diverse perspectives on clinical ethics that will help us to step beyond our boundaries of comfort to experience different philosophical systems that influence decision making in clinical ethics in different parts of the world. This is particularly relevant as geographical borders become more porous and migration patterns bring cultural diversity and ethical challenges to various corners of the globe.

Africa is a continent of wide diversity – genetically and culturally. In South Africa, we embrace a spirit of Ubuntu or interconnectedness that is vital to building peaceful human relationships and to resolving differences in healthcare perspectives when they conflict. We are also, as one human family, all part of the 4th industrial revolution and we will face the challenges that this new digital journey in health care and clinical ethics will bring.

We extend a warm welcome to all delegates to an academically stimulating ICCEC in Africa! We also hope you will find time to enjoy the historical university town of Stellenbosch, the vineyards with breathtaking views of the Helderberg mountains and the beautiful city of Cape Town with its world renowned tourist attractions.


14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law @ Porto Palacio Hotel, Porto, Portugal
May 11 – May 14 all-day

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics welcomes all of you to the 14th World Conference.

The World Conference offers its participants an international platform for fruitful scientific discourse on more than 60 topics and subtopics in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and health law.

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