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


Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference workshops will be held the morning of Thursday 19th November at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre and are a additional cost to registration.  This program will be updated once they are confirmed.

Opening Plenary | Sovereign Room
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
1530-1705 Concurrent Session A
Sovereign Iluka Marina Gretel
Dress for Government House Reception
1740 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
0800 – 0900 Annual General Meeting | Sovereign Room
Plenary Session | Sovereign Room
0930-1015 Plenary Speaker
1015-1045 Morning Tea
1045-1225 Concurrent Session B
Sovereign Iluka Marina Gretel
1225-1315 Lunch
1315-1505 Concurrent Session C
Sovereign Iluka Marina Gretel
1455-1540 Afternoon Tea
Plenary Session | Sovereign Room
1540-1620 Plenary Speaker
1620-1700 Plenary Speaker

Conference Dinner

Cascade Brewery, 131 Cascade Road, South Hobart

Coach transfers will be provided for guests attending the conference dinner

Saturday 21st November 2020 |Hobart Function and Conference Centre

0800 Registration | Hobart Function and Conference Centre
Plenary Session | Sovereign Room
0900-0940 Plenary Speaker
0940-1020 Plenary Speaker
1050-1230 Concurrent Session D
Sovereign Iluka Marina Gretel
1225-1320 Lunch
1320-1520 Concurrent Session E
Sovereign Iluka Marina Gretel
1525-1550 Afternoon Tea
  Closing Plenary Session | Sovereign Room
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

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