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UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

9th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical
Ethics and Health Law

University of Napoli, Italy, 19-21 November, 2013

The Conference is designed to offer a PLATFORM for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops and an exhibition of programs and databases.

 Target Groups

Physicians, lawyers, nurses, hospital managers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, ethicists, teachers and educators in Medical Schools, Nursing Schools, Law Schools, Schools of Social Work, Faculties of Philosophy and Ethics.

Professional Organizations, Governmental and Public Bodies.

The Main Conference Topics

Bioethics, medical ethics, health law, ethical codes.

Bioethics: Scientific, social, cultural, legal, economic, religious and psychological aspects.

Nursing law and ethics. Bioethics and human rights. Patients’ rights. Pharmacy ethics. Professional liability. Autonomy and paternalism. Informed consent. Research and medical experimentation. Human genome project, genetics. Ethics Committees. Environmental ethics.

Bioethics Education: General, Objectives, Teaching Methodology, Levels of Teaching, Status of the Programs, Evaluation of Students, Study Resources, References and Material.

Sponsorship and Organization

The Conference is sponsored by the World Medical Association (WMA), and is organized by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), the Zefat Academic College, the International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, and is supported by the Israel Medical Association and the Israel National Commission for UNESCO.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words are invited for oral and poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2013 (extended).

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