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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.


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.


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.


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