May 22, 2024

Edinburgh to host world bioethics conference

In the city of the Scottish Enlightenment

Edinburgh is the venue for 2016 world congress of the International Association of Bioethics, whose theme is “Individuals, Public Interests and Public Goods: What is the Contribution of Bioethics?”

It will take place from June 14 to 17. The organisers say that the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment is a very appropriate place for an interdisciplinary conference.

According to the conference’s website, the event will be “… 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.”

The Feminist Approaches to Bioethics world congress, will immediately precede the IAB conference at the same venue.
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