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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15th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC)


It’s the Organization!
Clinical Ethics and Consultation at the Intersection of Institutional Practice

Wien, 23-25 May 2019 (pre-conference 22 May 2019)


Hosted by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Austrian Province (Barmherzige Brüder Österreich)


The Organizing Committee of the 15th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, the leading international clinical ethics conference founded in 2003 by Professors Stella Reiter-Theil and George J. Agich, invites you to attend this year’s event in Vienna, Austria. ICCEC 2019’s program offers insights, exchange, and learning opportunities from psychology, healthcare management, organizational development, and jurisprudence that can enrich the practice of clinical ethics. The conference will cultivate this discourse through keynote lectures in general sessions, individual paper debates, poster presentations, panel discussions, and case studies. Keynote lectures will feature organizational experts and innovative thinkers stimulating clinical ethics. ICCEC 2019’s mission is to provide attendees with the opportunity for exchange of expertise and collaboration in an institutional stetting in order to improve the practice of clinical ethics for the good of the patient.


Call for Abstracts: (deadline 31 October 2018)


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Ethics in Dementia Care Summer Course

2-5 July 2019, Leuven, Belgium

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law of the KU Leuven is organizing the 5rd edition of the Summer Course on Ethics in Dementia Care. The objective of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational, clinical-ethical and organizational-ethical approaches to dementia care practices.

During the Summer Course, national and international experts will give presentations on various ethical topics in the domain of dementia care. There will be time for intensive discussions. The language of instruction will be English.

The Summer Course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, gerontology, health care administration, philosophy and theology, and to PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas. Detailed information on program, funding opportunities, registration and payment can be found at our website under Summer Course.  For more information, click here, and here. 


Faculty of Bioethics, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum - 18th Summer Course in Bioethics

8-12 July, 2019 - Rome, Italy

The topic of this edition is: Bioethics, Public Health, and Infectious Global Health Threats

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The course will take place immediately after the summer course of introduction to bioethics (1-5 July, 2019). More details on this event here.



2019 European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine & Health Care

August 7-10, 2019, University of Oslo. The host of this conference is Centre for Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo. The title of the conference is: "Philosophy and Ethics at the Edge of Medicine." We are pleased to announce our five keynote speakers:

Professor Lisa Tessman, Binghampton University NY; Professor Sigrid Sterckx, Ghent Unviersity; Professor Mark Kuczewski, Loyola University Chicago; Professor Reidun Førde, University of Oslo; and Professor Bjørn Hofmann, University of Oslo.

Advanced Training in Healthcare Ethics certificate program

The UW School of Medicine's Department of Bioethics & Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 online Advanced Training in Healthcare Ethics certificate program, which begins in September 2019.  This course will help prepare you for the Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified credentialing exam (HEC-C). For more details, please visit the University of Washington's Department of Bioethics and Humanities website here.

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