AABHL Newsletter November 2016

                                                                                                                        November 2016

AGM and Election of Committee Members

All members attending the 2016 AABHL Conference in Melbourne are invited and encouraged to attend the AGM which will be held during the conference on Saturday 26thth November at 16:45. Elections for the AABHL Committee and Officer positions will be conducted at the AGM. The agenda for the AGM will be circulated in October.


Nominations have been received for positions of;

Vice President             Rachel Ankeny (re-standing)

Treasurer                     Camilla Scanlan (re-standing)  

Committee Member    Nikola Stepanov

Committee Member    Jaklin Eliott

Biographical details of the nominees will be circulated in due course.



AABHL 2016 Conference

Thurs 24 - Sat 26 November 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Bioethics and health law at the intersections


Conference themes include; Relationships between ethics and law; The role of advocacy in bioethics and health law; Emerging technologies; Professionalism and/or ethics

Pre and post conference workshops

Clinical Ethics: Wed 23 Nov (in conjunction with Australasian Clinical Ethics network)

Postgraduate Students Group: Thurs 24 Nov

Teaching Health Ethics: Sun 27 Nov


 4th ELSI Congress, June 5-7, 2017

Abstract submissions for the 4th ELSI Congress - Genomics and Society: Expanding the ELSI Universe – are now open.  Please click on the link below to submit an abstract and for more information about the meeting  Abstracts are due by December 1, 2016.  




Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public. May 22-24, 2017, Tomsk, Russia
The goals of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health have long been the locus of efforts by states, cities and other actors in the public health field. But what exactly does the 'public' stand for in public health? This is the third event organized as a collaborative endeavor between Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and Tomsk State University (the Russian Federation), with participation from Siberian State Medical University (the Russian Federation). The previous conference in the series took place in 2015 and was titled Social Sciences and Medical Innovations: Doing things together (for details see: http://en.past-centre.ru/conferences-seminars/social-sciences-and-medical-innovations-2015/)

 We welcome both individual paper proposals and proposals for closed thematic panels. Please submit your applications via an electronic form by 15 January 2017.

Individual paper proposals should be submitted here: https://goo.gl/forms/punKK3KMuCI9ntAj2;

Panel proposals should be submitted here: https://goo.gl/forms/QrdKSHgIpf667azP2.

If you have any questions contact the conference organizers: healthinnovations2017@gmail.com<mailto:healthinnovations2017@gmail.com>.
For more information please visit the conference webpage: http://en.past-centre.ru/2016/10/fincall/



Teaching Communication in Healthcare Conference and Education Program, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, the European Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Registrations now open .

The event will be held on 6-9 December 2016, at Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, http://www.cancervic.org.au/for-health-professionals/teaching-communication-in-healthcare-conference



Symposia and Seminars

International symposium on CHWs and the SDGs, 21st to 23rd February 2017, Uganda

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Uganda in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, UK and Ministry of Health, Uganda invites you to submit abstracts for a symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) and their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Abstract submission deadline: 30th November 2016
Abstract acceptance notification: 20th December 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 15th January 2017
Further details can be found here: http://chwsymposium.musph.ac.ug/



PhD Candidature available

A scholarship for PhD candidature to undertake a project on legal, ethical and policy aspects of genomic data sharing in Australia is currently available, funded by the Australian Genomics Health Alliance and based at VELiM at the University of Sydney. Information about the scholarship is available at http://agile2.ucc.usyd.edu.au/ro/opportunities/scholarships/1814

Ainsley Newson is also available to answer queries from prospective students: ainsley.newson@sydney.edu.au

Closing date:28 November 2016



Ethics and Health Law News


Ethics and Health Law News is provided jointly by the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, both at the University of Sydney. It is supported by Avant Mutual Group.


AABHL members are eligible for a special discount on a new publication 'Legal Insanity and the Brain' edited by Sofia Moratti and Dennis Patterson. Information about the book can be found at http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/legal-insanity-and-the-brain-9781849467919/

To purchase your copy and to receive your discount please contact  Emma Platt (Marketing Manager) emma@hartpub.co.uk