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Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics @ ONE UN New York Millennium Hotel
Apr 13 – Apr 18 all-day

This three-day conference, sponsored by Global Bioethics Initiative and Stasis Foundation, offers a unique opportunity to call attention to the impact of new technologies on the global profile of aging and longevity. By facilitating expert discussion in a unique setting regarding broad-based perspectives on these topics, the conference promotes global thinking, scientific exploration and policy orientation at the individual, social, community and macro-societal level.


Ethics and Nicotine: A Conference on Moral Dimensions of Harm Reduction within Global Tobacco Control @ Brocher Foundation
May 28 – Jun 1 all-day

Ethics and Nicotine: A conference on moral dimensions of harm reduction within global tobacco control
Brocher Foundation — Hermance, Switzerland — May 28-June 1 2018

The Brocher Foundation invites younger scholars – junior faculty, post-docs, and advanced graduate students – to apply for inclusion in the 2018 Brocher Summer Academy in Population-Level Bioethics. This year’s event is devoted to to the global debate within the field of tobacco control over the promotion of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices as relatively safer alternative to cigarette smoking. Up to 40 promising younger scholars will be selected by competitive application to join a roster of internationally renowned scholars in tobacco control and ethics for five days of debate and discussion, held in a beautiful estate on the shores of Lake Geneva. Please consult the conference website for further information on this divisive debate.

Confirmed speakers (more to follow):
*David Abrams, public health, New York University
*Allan Brandt, history, Harvard University
*David Estlund, philosophy, Brown University
*Dorothy Hatsukami, psychiatry, University of Minnesota
*Nir Eyal, public health, Harvard University
*Michael Otsuka, philosophy, London School of Economics
*Vaughan Rees, public health, Harvard University
*Daniel Wikler, public health, Harvard University
*Derek Yach, health policy, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Costs: Participation is free, but a fee of CHF 750 is required to cover course documentation, five nights of accommodation, five lunches and four dinners. An optional Alpine hike follows.

To apply: More details and the application form can be found at the website of the Brocher Foundation: To apply, please fill out the application form and attach a short CV, one writing sample, and a one-paragraph description of your current research interests. The deadline for applications is March 31. For details and clarifications, please write to Monica Magalhaes, [email protected].

This event is funded exclusively by the Brocher Foundation, which accepts no funds from the tobacco industry or from any organizations supported by it. The organizers have no financial or other conflict of interests in relation to this event and have never accepted money or other valuable benefits from the tobacco industry or from any organizations supported by it.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law @ Ramada Hotel, Vilnai Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) will hold the World Conference in Jerusalem during November 27-29, 2018. The aim of the Conference is to serve as an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

 The Conference will be held in collaboration with the World Medical Association, the World Federation for Medical Education, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations, and other leading organizations. The Heads and the members of more than 170 Units of the Chair from all over the world will attend the Conference. Hundreds of experts from various disciplines are expected to join them and enrich the scientific program.

14th World Congress Of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference – Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics @ St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

The Congress Organising Committee takes great pleasure in inviting you all to the 14th World Congress of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference. The Congress theme is ‘Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics’.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which laid a foundation for the highest attainable standards of health. It will also mark the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, in which the world pledged “Health for All” by 2000. More recently the chief of WHO issued a call for universal health coverage, drawing attention to issues around equity in health systems, including health systems research.

Despite several gains in health research and healthcare, we as a global community have not been able to achieve equitable healthcare systems so far. Global bioethics ought to be squarely addressing health inequity in an interconnected but unequal world. We are witnessing the emergence of the stronghold of the private corporate sector on the one hand and health conditions requiring huge investments in research on the other hand. Alongside, we observe growing inequities in the health status of human populations, growing conflicts, increasing episodes of natural disasters and adverse economic situations directly impacting the purchasing capacity of common people. The inequity in access to healthcare continues as much in the global North as the global South. In this context, the global bioethics community needs to engage with and strengthen the scholarship in the field of enquiries such as ‘justice’ and ‘solidarity’ in the coming times.

We sincerely hope that you will join us to bring your own voice into multidisciplinary conversations on the Congress theme. Needless to say, the Congress is open, as has always been the case, for debates and conversations on other wide-ranging themes from the broader discipline of bioethics.

The Congress will be held at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Bengaluru, known as a leader in information technology, is teeming with multidisciplinary educational institutions and a metropolitan culture of performing arts and literature. Home to scenic gardens and interesting heritage sites, it is blessed with a year-round moderate climate. In December, Bengaluru enjoys a mild winter.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Congress.


Congress Organising Committee

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