From:                                         Anna Boyes []

Sent:                                           Thursday, 21 February 2013 9:45 AM

Subject:                                     AABHL 2013 - Save the date!





Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law Conference
11-14 July 2013, Sydney Law University School

Pivotal Moments/Future Horizons – Continuity and Change in Australian Bioethics


2013 is an auspicious year. It will be:


·         25 years since the Cartwright Inquiry into the New Zealand Cervical Cancer study;

·         21 years since the decision of Roger v Whitaker which enshrined the doctrine of informed consent into Australian law

·         21 years since the High Court's decision in Marion's case which transformed the nature of parental consent to medical treatment in Australia

·         18 years since the creation of the New Zealand Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights;


What have we learned from these famous encounters between health, ethics and the law? Can we say that these interventions (and the ones that followed them) have improved the provisions of healthcare in Australasia?


This conference will provide a forum for discussion of several core concerns within bioethics and health care law. Presentations are welcome on a wide variety of topics relating to:


·         rights in healthcare

·         informed consent

·         health and disability

·         children, parents and healthcare

·         reproductive healthcare

·         special treatments

·         biomedical research ethics

·         death and dying


Professor Cameron Stewart

AABHL 2013 Convenor


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For more information visit the conference website Venue


The Sydney Law School moved into its new state-of-the-art building in February 2009. The new Law School is a flagship building, creating a new gateway to the University from the city via Victoria Park and representing a new era for law teaching at The University of Sydney. It provides prestigious and well-equipped accommodation as benefits one of Australia’s leading law schools and offers the highest quality teaching and learning and research facilities for students and staff.


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