10th World Congress of Bioethics, Singapore, July 28-31, 2010

Sep 08, 2009 Dec 18, 2009

The 10th World Congress of Bioethics will be held in Singapore from 28 to 31 July 2010. It will be hosted by the Bioethics Advisory Committee and is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the National University of Singapore, the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Medical Association. The theme "Bioethics in a Globalised World" reflects Singapore's strong interest in the responsible pursuit of scientific knowledge. As in previous congresses, a wide range of contemporary issues in bioethics will be discussed. The various sub-themes will also be explored in satellite meetings that will precede the 10th World Congress. For instance, the 8th International Congress on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics will be held from 26th to 28th July and is organised by the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, which is an IAB network organisation. Satellite meetings may also be organised by independent entities. The 8th Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies will be held from 26 to 27 July 2010, hosted by the Bioethics Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Health. Call for Paper & Poster Abstracts now open till 1 Dec 2009. More details available at bioethics

Theme: Bioethics in a Globalised World

• Global and regional perspectives on bioethics
• Justice, access to health care, and health care reform in a globalised world
• Ethics of global health governance
• Ethical issues in international health research
• Clinical ethics: local concerns, international perspectives
• Public health ethics in a global context
• Ethical issues relating to international development, aid and reconstruction
• Bioethics, health and the environment
• Ethics, enhancement and the future of the human species
• Ethical issues arising from research using human stem cells, embryos and new medical technologies
• Infectious disease control and the threat of global epidemics
• Biotechnology and bioengineering: local, regional and global debates on policy and ethics
• Globalisation and commercialisation in biomedicine
• Ethical issues relating to vulnerable and minority populations
• Inequalities and discrimination in health
• Food and security

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