International events

In this section you will find details of upcoming international conferences, seminars and lectures relating to medical ethics and law.

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Master of Bioethics in Leuven

Since 2000, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the University of Leuven (Belgium) has offered a Master of Bioethics programme in collaboration with the University of Padova (Italy) and the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). More than 270 students from 70 different countries have since then followed the programme.

From the academic year 2016-2017 the University of Leuven is coordinating a newly designed curriculum hosting students during a whole academic year in Leuven.

For the academic year 2016-2017, various fellowships will be granted to students who want to participate in their Master of Bioethics programme.

More information on the program is available from

Please see their Facebook page for notifications about training, study, and conference opportunities, as well as vacancies in the field of Bioethics


31st European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine & Healthcare & Call for Abstracts

'Emerging Technologies in Healthcare'

16 - 19 August 2017

University of Belgrade, Serbia

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European Summer School on Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS)

27 August - 2 September 2017, Italy

The European Clinical Ethics Network (ECEN), offers a high quality and intensive one week European Summer School in the amazing surroundings of the Italian Dolomites.

The "European Summer School on Clinical Ethics Support Services (CESS)" is aimed at developing and improving professional practice for people active in clinical ethics committees, consultations services and/or moral deliberation.

Candidates will get facilitated to further develop their own professional profile through their own learning style. Candidates will develop their (inter)national professional network in clinical ethics and get the opportunity to be tutored by senior colleagues in the field.

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Call for Papers: Bioethics Special Issue 'Being a burden to others' and wishes to die: An ethically complicated relation

Closing Date: 2 October 2017

For publication: 2018

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EACME 2017 Annual Conference & Call for Abstracts

'Justice in Healthcare - Values in Conflict'

First announcement - Call for Abstracts

7 - 9 September 2017

Barcelona, Spain

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18th Nursing Ethics Conference and the 3rd International Ethics in Care Conference

15-16 September 2017, Leuven, Belgium

In 2017, both the International Care Ethics Observatory of the University of Surrey (UK) and the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) will organize the 18th Nursing Ethics Conference and the 3rd International Ethics in Care Conference. An excellent occasion to reflect on future challenges and opportunities of ethics in nursing and care.

The focus of the conference is on:

Ethical Issues in Care for Older Adults

Ethics Education in Nursing and Care

Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care

Organizational Ethical Issues in Nursing and Care

More detailed information is available here.

American Society for Bioethics & Humanities

19th ASBH 19th Annual Meeting

19-22 October 2017

Kansas City, MO

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Asian Bioethics Conference: Future of Bioethics & Healthcare

25 - 28 October 2017

Seoul, Korea

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PRINTEGER European Conference on Research Integrity

5-7 February 2018

Bonn, Germany

PRINTEGER (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research) is a project funded by the European Union in the framework of Horizon 2020.

The aim of the conference is to promote a culture in which integrity is part and parcel of what it means to do excellent research. We invite early stage researchers, senior researchers, students, research managers, industrial researchers, academic teachers, journal editors and research policy makers but also the media and the broader public to discuss research integrity from multiple perspectives and to exchange views, project results and educational or organizational tools.

Themes will be addressed and discussed by keynote speakers and in parallel sessions.

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Call for Papers

The conference is seeking proposals reflecting the various themes of research integrity. Highlighted topics are listed here.

Presentations are expected to have a duration of 20 minutes, followed by short discussions. Posters are taken into consideration as well.

To apply, please send your paper (500 words) indicating your topic in the subject line to Please also include your CV.

Application deadline: 30 September 2017

14th World Congress of Bioethics

December 2018

New Delhi, India

Congress Theme: Health for all in an unequal world: Obligations of global bioethics

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