The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Thursday 19th November 2020 | Hobart Function and Conference Centre

0900-1200 Pre-Conference Workshops
Opening Plenary 
1300-1330 Welcome to Country
Official Opening | Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania
Welcome to Delegates | AABHL President
1330-1500 Kirby Oration | The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea
1530-1700 Concurrent Session A
1720 Board coaches for Government House
1800-1900 Government House Reception
1900 Board coaches to return to Hobart waterfront


Friday 20th November 2020 | Hobart Function and Conference Centre

0800 Registration | Hobart Function and Conference Centre
Plenary Session
0930-1015 Plenary Speaker
1015-1045 Morning Tea
1045-1225 Concurrent Session B
1225-1315 Lunch
1315-1505 Concurrent Session C
1505-1540 Afternoon Tea
Plenary Session
1540-1620 Plenary Speaker
1620-1700 Plenary Speaker
1900 Conference Dinner

Saturday 21st November 2020 |Hobart Function and Conference Centre

0800 Registration | Hobart Function and Conference Centre
Plenary Session
0900-0940 Plenary Speaker
0940-1020 Plenary Speaker
1050-1230 Concurrent Session D
1230-1320 Lunch
1320-1520 Concurrent Session E
1520-1550 Afternoon Tea
  Closing Plenary Session
1550-1630 Plenary Speaker
1630-1645 Handover and Close


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

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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