Monday, August 06, 2007

Joining the IAB

In our recent recruitment drive several people asked for details of joining the International Association of Bioethics (IAB). I thought it would be good to have these here so details about the IAB and joining are below the fold.

The Association has the following educational and scientific objectives:

1. To facilitate contacts and the exchange of information between those working in bioethics in different parts of the world;
2. To organize and promote periodic international conferences in bioethics;
3. To encourage the development of research and teaching in bioethics;
4. To uphold the value of free, open and reasoned discussion of issues in bioethics.

You don't need to be a member of the IAB more generally to join the philosophy and bioethics network, although of course we encourage it. You can get details on joining the IAB more generally here: Join

It is a particularly good idea if you are going along to the IAB congress which happens every two years, since you get a discount which is usually more than the cost of membership. The next congress is in September 2008, in Croatia. Some details about the conference are in the latest newsletter. It is safe to say it is usually the largest bioethics conference in the world.

You might also be interested in some of the other IAB networks details of which are here: Networks