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.
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Bek McWhirter & Lisa Eckstein Conference Co-Convenors
The Stories We Tell: The Use of Fictions and Narratives in Bioethics and Health Law
Stories provide a key part of the human experience. The conference will explore the role of stories in all their guises in the development, understanding, and enforcement of bioethics and health law. Stories can provide us with context for case-based reasoning, along with a means for testing traditionally held legal and bioethical assumptions. Narratives can form a basis for empirical bioethical methodology. The way we present information to patients, research participants, and members of the public can shape their choices. We are seeking abstracts on the link between storytelling and bioethics and health law, including (but not limited to):
- Legal and bioethical fictions
- Scenario- and case-based reasoning
- Narrative bioethics
- Indigenous storytelling as a tool for bioethics
- Fiction/creative arts and bioethics
- The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
- Kate and Mandy, Two Peas in a Pod Podcast
Who Should Attend
This conference is targeted to academics and practitioners from the following professions and disciplines:
- All aspects of healthcare
- Policy development
Hobart Function and Conference Centre
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.