Newsletter November 2017

                                                                                                                        November 2017


The AGM is usually associated with the annual conference. However given that there is no Conference in 2017, the AGM will be held immediately following the Clinical Ethics Stream meeting on Monday 20 November 2017 at 4;15pm.


The meeting will be in Seminar Room 115, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus - Building B22 on this map


Elections for the AABHL Committee and Officer positions will be conducted at the AGM.


We are calling for nominations for the following positons;

  • Committee member (3 positions available)
  • Secretary
  • President

 Please see attached proxy form. Proxy forms may be forwarded to AABHL Secretary,  before cob Wednesday  15th November please.


AABHL Streams Activities

The first face to face meeting of the Empirical Bioethics stream will be held in the Medical Foundation Building at University of Sydney on Monday November 13, 2017. Building K25 on this map   Please view

Program is attached – if you are intending to participate in the workshop but have not registered, please let us know for catering purposes



Clinical Ethics Stream Network Meeting; 10am-4pm, Monday 20 November 2017; Veterinary Science Conference Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus (Building B22 on this map:).



Additional Stream workshops are planned as follows; 





Research Ethics

5 October





New Stream

Students and Early Career Researchers Stream

Cynthia Forlini and Jonnie Kennedy, the joint leaders of the newly formed Students and Early Career Researchers Stream are keen to hear from AABHL members and others who are interested in participating in the Stream. If you would like to sign up to our S/ECR Stream mailing list please email: with the subject ‘AABHL S/ECR Stream mailing list’


AABHL members are requested to provide this information to other relevant people who may be interested in joining this Stream.



Positions vacant

 The University of Sydney is advertising two fixed-term Lecturer positions in Philosophy:

Lecturer in Philosophy (Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic)
Four-year fixed-term position at Level B, commencing January 2018

Lecturer in Philosophy (Ethics and Critical Thinking)
Three-year fixed-term position at Level B, commencing January 2018

Applications close 11:30pm, 12 November 2017 (Sydney time).


Professor / Associate Professor (Reader) in Critical Health Psychology (A288-17CA)
School of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
Inquiries can be directed to: Professor Kerry Chamberlain (<>)
Applications close: 11:45 p.m. on 1 December 2017


Seminars, Conferences, Meetings, Workshops etc


November 2017

Science of the self: The agency and body representation research forum

20th – 22nd November, 2017

Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia



Thursday 23 November, 2017 5.30pm - 7.30pm Public Lecture on the Ethics of Editing Embryos, Professor Bonnie Steinbeck.
State Library of Victoria 
Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3 (view map)



9th LUMEN International Scientific Conference: Communicative Action and Transdisciplinarity in the Ethical Society (CATES)
24th November 2017 Targoviste, Romania




30 November at LaTrobe University’s Melbourne City campus– Centre For Health Law And Society Health Inequities, Trade And Global Governance Research Symposium – see attached flyer




Now until deadline of 15 January 2018 Special issue on Environment and Health in the journal Health

Papers are invited that address one or more of the following:
* Social theories of environment and human health and/or wellbeing.
* Climate change and human health.
* Human rights, environment and health.
* Environment and public health
* Public policy and/or governance on health and environment
* Beyond human impacts: rethinking environmental health.


Papers may be submitted electronically from 14 July 2017 until the deadline of 15 January 2018 to the  Manuscript Central website at:



June 2018

Intersex Social Sciences: Activism, Human Rights, and Citizenship conference in Bologna, 4-5 June 2018. Call For Papers


July 2018

ICCEC ‏  Jul 28  2018 The ICCEC2018 website has been updated with confirmed speakers  Profiles to follow.



NSW Health Genomics Strategy (the Strategy) is now available on the NSW Health website via the following link:



University of Toronto Law Journal
Ahead of Print


Public Health Ethics

Vol 10, Issue 3, Nov 2017


Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology
Volume 24, Number 3, September 2017



Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Please forward any concerns you may have regarding receipt of your complimentary copy of the JBI to Bronwen Morrell at  


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