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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University of Leuven - Master of Bioethics - Online information session

27 January 2020 15.00hrs CET

The Master of Bioethics is a one-year advanced master's programme which is coordinated by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in the heart of Europe. Since 2000, more than 270 students from 70 different countries have studied bioethics in Leuven.

To help you get a better understanding of what it is like to study Bioethics at the University of Leuven, we invite you to join us in a live information session. We will give you the opportunity to interact with and ask questions to the programme director Professor Pascal Borry. A session is generally around 60 minutes long including a Q&A session.

Registration is necessary in order to join the event.

Once you are registrated, you will receive more information.

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More information sessions will take place in the future. Please email if you want to be informed of new information sessions. Or let us know if you have any questions at

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Call for Papers: ENRIO 2020 Congress on Research Integrity Practice

The call for papers closes on 16 February 2020 

Date of conference: 5-7 October 2020

Venue: Helsinki and Espoo, Finland


The ENRIO 2020 Congress on Research Integrity Practice addresses current challenges that open science and data protection laws pose for research integrity in Europe. Other key topics of the congress include research misconduct and its various aspects, whistle-blower protection especially with regard to the new EU directive, plagiarism, research integrity training, the connections between research integrity and scientific publishing, and other important issues in research integrity and research ethics.

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We invite proposals for research presentations and workshops. For research presentations, we are particularly interested in problem-solving abstracts that propose practical solutions to clear challenges. We welcome workshop proposals pertaining to the theme of research integrity practice.

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The congress is organised by the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO), the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK and Aalto University, Finland.




Call for Abstracts - Diversity & Bioethics: 34th European Conference on Philosophy & Healthcare

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2020

The conference takes place on 26-29 August 2020, Warsaw 

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Advanced European bioethics course: Suffering, Death and Palliative Care


24 - 27 March 2020, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Organized by the section of Healthcare Ethics, IQ healthcare, (Radboudumc University Medical Centre). Click here for more details.

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The aim of the course is to educate participants on a range of ethical issues related to suffering and dying, palliative care and medically assisted death. The key-note lecture will be held by Els van Wijngaarden PhD, associate professor and researcher, Dept. of Care Ethics, University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Contact: Valesca Follow us on twitter: @palcarecourse.




ICCEC 2020


31 March - 3 April 2020, Capetown, South Africa.

The 16th International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation invites abstracts for their 2020 conference Beyond Boundaries: exploring new frontiers

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The 5th ELSI Congress – 30 Years of the Genome: Integrating and Applying ELSI Research

June 15-17, 2020, Columbia University in New York, NY USA.

The conference is organized and supported by the Columbia University Divison of Ethics, Stanford University, and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Information and submission guidelines online; email:

Faculty of Bioethics of Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum - Summer in Bioethics


Current challenges in Bioethics

June 30 - July 4 2020 

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Bioethics and Consciousness: an interdisciplinary and interreligious reflection on an essential dimension of the human person

July 6-10 2020 

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Price reductions are available for groups

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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

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