AABHL Newsletter October 2016

                                                                                                                        October 2016

AGM, and Call For Nominations For 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.


Current Committee

The Committee is currently comprised of the following 4 officers and 6 members: 


President                     Bernadette Richards

Vice President             Rachel Ankeny

Secretary                     Lynn Woodward

Treasurer                     Camilla Scanlan  

Committee Members

Lynn Gillam

Ian Kerridge

Wendy Lipworth

Ainsley Newson

Neil Pickering

Ben White

The JBI Editorial Board Representative is ex officio on the Committee

JBI Editorial Board                            Paul Komesaroff


This will be the sixth AGM and election for AABHL.  The Constitution requires that any committee member who has served 3 years without being re-elected must stand down but may re-stand. This year Rachel Ankeny and Camilla Scanlan will stand down from the committee after serving 3 years, both are prepared to re-stand.  Ainsley Newson has indicated she will stand down from the Committee. 


Membership of the Committee positions is open to all members. Nominations are invited for other AABHL financial members to join the Committee, either as officers or Committee members.  Nominations will be taken for the Vice President and Treasurer positions as well as for a committee member.  In the event that there are more nominations for positions than required an election will be held at the AGM. 


Call for nominations

Should you wish to nominate a member for election to the AABHL Committee or to an Office position, please send to the Secretary, Lynn Woodward, at lynn.woodward@jcu.edu.au:

  1. the name of the nominee and the position for which they are being nominated
  2. an indication of their willingness to stand
  3. the names of the proposer and seconder of the nomination
  4. the state, institution and contact details of the nominee
  5. a brief statement [maximum 100 words] describing the nominee for inclusion on an information sheet which will accompany ballot papers (if the number of nominations exceeds number of vacant positions)

Nominations received by midday on Friday 21st October 2016 and will be circulated to the members and added to the ballot.


AABHL 2016 Conference

Provisional Program now available

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


Symposia and Seminars

One day workshop on ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF RESEARCH -  for Researchers, HREC Members, and Institutional Research Administrators. Friday, 28 October, 2016 Time: 8.30am - 5pm Venue: Riverview Room, Emmanuel College Sir William McGregor Drive, St Lucia QLD 4067. Registration closes 14 October 2016

email: hapiengagement@uq.edu.au or phone: 07 3365 2620


Call for abstracts by 21 October 2016

13th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC)  

Singapore, May 2017



Call for abstracts by Friday 14 October 2016

BSA Annual Conference is in Manchester, from 4-6 April 2017, Manchester UK




Registrations now open for the inaugural 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. 

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



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