Bangladesh Bioethics Society
Promotes Integrity for Peace, Dignity and Sustainability


Progressing Bioethics in Bangladesh for the future.
15-16 March 2010
Venue: University Grants Commssion Bangladesh

Organized by: BBS; UGC; RUSHSAP, UNESCO Bangkok and UNESCO Dhaka

Aim: The Conference will include scientific contributions from different disciplines, covering the latest information and developments in the field of bioethics. This meeting will offer a unique opportunity to further establish exchange of information and regional collaboration. Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique will address the inaugural session of the conference as the Chief Guest.

Target group: It will be of interest both to the healthcare professionals, social scientists, environmentalists, lawyers, teacher trainers, ethics committee members, educators, researchers and policy makers.

Number of participants: Near about one hundred participants of balanced gender from diverse fields of interest are expected to attend the conference.

Registration: There is no registration fee but pre-registration is required. No TA/DA will be given to participants. Conference materials, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided . Applications for travel grant and accommodation may be made to the secretariat upon receipt of full written papers.
Structure of the Programme: The 2 day conference of BBS will provide an intensive interaction between people from different fields and cultures. Conference will be a combination of lectures and discussion and will be focused on contemporary gender, medico-legal, environmental and social issues. Abstracts of the participants will be disseminated by publishing in the Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics.

Abstracts submission Deadline: 25th February 2010.

Conference subthemes: Medical ethics Healthcare Law and Ethics Beginning of life, foetal protection (status of the foetus, abortion, maternal/ foetal conflict and sex selection) Death with dignity (assisted suicide, euthanasia and the withdrawal of treatment), Treating Children and Incompetent Adults Ethical Issues Concerning Pharmaceutical Products Gender issue s Contemporary environmental issues and life Bioethics Education and Methods Ethics of Science and Technology Ethical dilemmas in research and policy Others issue related to ethics
Allocation of time for presentation: Speakers will get 10 minutes to complete their presentation and 5 minutes will be allowed for discussion.

Secretariat: Prof. Shamima Parvin Lasker, Email: [email protected]

Supported by: UNESCO, Powermann, BHCI, BR Lasker Scholarship

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