Preliminary Announcement

On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to invite you to the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) conference at Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Tasmania from the 19th to the 21st November 2020.

The world as we know it is rapidly evolving – truths that were once held close need reexamining as our knowledge expands. The physical and social borders which were once distinct are becoming blurred.  Technologies are advancing at a pace that leaves little time for legal or ethical consideration. The 2020 AABHL conference provides an opportunity to reflect on our ever changing world, to consider the ‘Collapsing Borders, the Contested Certainties and the Changing Paradigms’.

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Bek McWhirter and Lisa Eckstein 2020 Conference Co-Convenors

Mar 2020

Call for Abstracts Open
Registration Open

Early July 2020

Call for Abstracts closes

Oct 2020

Early Bird Registration closes

Who Should Attend

This conference is targeted to academics and practitioners from the following professions and disciplines:

  • All aspects of healthcare
  • Policy development
  • Medico-legal
  • Education
  • Ethics/Philosophy
  • Research


Hobart Function and Conference Centre

1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart TAS 7000

Hobart’s Function and Conference Centre enjoys a waterfront location like no other, situated as it is on Elizabeth Street Pier, spanning 100m out over the sparkling water of the Derwent, the centerpiece of Hobart’s bustling waterfront community.

About the Association

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) was formed in 2009.

It encourages open discussion and debate on a range of bioethical issues, providing a place where people can ask difficult questions about ideas and practices associated with health and illness, biomedical research and human values.

The AABHL seeks to foster a distinctive Australasian voice in bioethics, and provide opportunities for international engagement through its membership, journal and conferences.

Members come from all the contributing humanities, social science and science disciplines that make up contemporary bioethics.

Many members have cross-disciplinary interests and all seek to broaden the dialogues in which all members of the wider community ultimately have an interest.

The AABHL is a supportive, creative and challenging community that provides a rich source of continuing academic refreshment and renewal.

Conference Managers

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