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The International Association of Bioethics aims to be truly international,

linking all those working in bioethics and related fields,

facilitating mutual contact, and encouraging the discussion of cross-cultural aspects in bioethics.


Call for “Expressions of Interest” to Host the 16th World Congress of Bioethics in 2022

The International Association of Bioethics (IAB) is now receiving “Expressions of Interest” from universities, bioethics institutions / organizations to host the 16th World Congress of Bioethics, to be held in June 2022.

The “Expression of Interest” should be submitted by June 1st, 2019 to the International Association of Bioethics Secretariat at

For instructions regarding the submission and details about the selection process, please download the guiding document here.

Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives


Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives is a workshop series that brings together philosophers, bioethicists, and other researchers from Nordic countries whose work is at the intersection of bioethics and political philosophy.

In recent years, it has been increasingly recognized that many of the issues of bioethics have broader social and political implications, and much can be gained by approaching bioethical questions with the tools, concepts, and theories of political philosophy. At the same time, political philosophy can benefit from attention to the problems and debates within bioethics and public health ethics.

Issues of common interest include, for instance, the ethics of the use of medical, public health, and genetic data; normative questions about individual and population-level health interventions; the demands of justice in the allocation of scarce health resources; democratic participation and representation in health policy decisions.

The aim of the workshop series is to promote the traffic of ideas between these two areas. The first meeting will take place at Stockholm University in May 2019. Its broad theme is “autonomy.” It will be followed by two further workshops, one in Reykjavik in the fall of 2019 (themed “beneficence”) and another one in Aarhus in the spring of 2020 (themed “justice”).

The workshop series is supported by a grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).