Kirby Oration Speaker:  Dr Anne-Maree Farrell

Dr Anne-Maree Farrell is Professor and Chair of Health Law and Society, and Director of the Centre for Health Law and Society at La Trobe University. Professor Farrell’s research expertise lies generally in health law, policy and ethics.

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Sponsored by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Professor Vikki Entwistle
Keynote Speaker

Vikki Entwistle will take up position as Professor and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore from 1 July 2018. She is currently Professor of Health Services Research and Ethics at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Professor Luc Deliens
Keynote Speaker

Prof Luc Deliens has a PhD in Health Sciences and MSc in Sociology. Since 2000, he is Director of the End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, in Belgium (www.endoflifecare.be).

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Dr Christopher Mayes
Keynote Speaker

Christopher Mayes is a Research Fellow in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and Research-Affiliate in Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with disciplinary backgrounds in philosophy and sociology.

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Professor Emma Kowal
Keynote Speaker

Emma Kowal is Professor of Anthropology in the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and former Deputy Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at the Australian National University.

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Professor Michael Selgelid
Keynote Speaker

Professor Michael Selgelid is Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre; Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at Monash; and Chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics.

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Professor Richard Murray
Keynote Speaker

Professor Richard Murray is the Dean of the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University and the President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

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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.

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