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From Crisis to Wellbeing: Recognizing the power and potential of global health ethics

The Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference takes place every two years. It aims to foster comprehensive multi-disciplinary debate and addresses critically important ethical issues in the conception and implementation of Global Health.

The conference is organised by the Global Infectious Disease Ethics (GLIDE) Collaborative, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, and the Ethox Centre/Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford.

Dates and venue for 2022

  • The conference will take place on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June 2022
  • The venue will be Keble College, Oxford. Selected conference sessions will also be available online.

CONFERENCE FOCUS

The conference will focus on advancing knowledge and capacity in global health ethics, exploring societal wellbeing and unity at the heart of global health ethics.

It invites innovations in thinking and doing to illuminate a wide range of global ethics challenges and opportunities. We encourage contributions that challenge current methods, structures and systems to achieve positive individual, societal and professional outcomes.

The 2022 conference programme will seek to identify perspectives and capabilities that are both seen and unseen, and ask what we can learn from our recent and distant past to guide our future. It will include keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and a Dragon’s Den round, as well as many opportunities for networking, an evening reception and a conference dinner.

Finally, the conference seeks to connect aspirational visions, evidence, and practical solutions – bringing together bioethicists, frontline researchers, health professionals, humanities scholars, policymakers, scientists, and others.

We look forward to welcoming you!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Please visit the conference booking page on the University of Oxford Online Store to register to attend:

Standard delegate rate: in person attendance £375                                                            
Subsidised delegate rate: in person attendance £295  
Standard delegate rate: online attendance £130
Subsidised delegate rate: online attendance £100

Please note:

  • You can register to attend the conference by visiting the booking page on the University of Oxford Online Store.
  • Accommodation is not included in the conference package. If you would like to book accommodation at the conference venue, please visit the Keble College Accommodation Booking and quote event code ETHOX22.
  • In person delegate rates include a drinks reception and conference dinner.
  • The Online conference agenda will include the keynote sessions, selected parallel sessions and the poster exhibition. Details will be announced shortly.
  • You will need a password to book the subsidised rates. Updated 20 April 2022: If you have not already requested financial support then please note subsidised rates are now only available for students. 
  • If you have any queries please contact conference@ethox.ox.ac.uk.

Conference Schedule

Conference Chairs

  • Professor Joseph Ali Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Professor Jeffrey Kahn Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Professor Patricia Kingori Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Michael Parker Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, UK

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Kevin Fenton UK Faculty Public Health & Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care, UK
  • Dr Sharon Kaur Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology, Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr. Nelson Sewankambo, Professor Emeritus Makerere University College of Health Science, Uganda

Conference Agenda

More than 100* presentations across 2 days, sharing research from across the globe exploring the following themes:

  • Clinical Ethics
  • Digital Health Ethics
  • Infectious Disease Ethics
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Social Justice

*Selected presentations will be available as part of the online conference. Details will be announced shortly.

Sunday 26 June

  • Welcome Drinks Reception, Natural History Museum, Oxford (6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Monday 27 June

  • Opening Session & Keynote: Professor Kevin Fenton CBE (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Parallel Sessions
  • Plenary Panel Session
  • Conference Dinner: Keble College, University of Oxford

Tuesday 28 June

  • Opening Session & Keynote: Dr Sharon Kaur (Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology, Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya)
  • Parallel Sessions
  • Closing Session: Professor Nelson Sewankambo (Makere University College of Health Sciences); Professor Joseph Ali (Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University)

Conference Agenda Link

Information for Presenters

Information for Oral Presentations

  • Most parallel sessions will include three oral presentations. Each presentation will have 25 minutes allocated, and we suggest a presentation of 15 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presenters who are attending the conference in person will be asked to bring any slides on a USB stick and to take them to their parallel session room on the day of their presentation, either during registration or one of the coffee/lunch breaks.
  • Oral presenters will also have the chance to record their presentation for inclusion on the conference website.

Information for Poster Presentations

  • Poster presentations at the conference will be online and will need to be uploaded to Oxford Abstracts website.
  • All posters will need to uploaded as a pdf by 20 June 2022.
  • You will also be able to upload a video to accompany your poster.
  • We will email further details to all poster presenters with instructions for how to upload your poster.

submissions

The deadline for submitting abstracts was 15 February 2022. 

If you have any questions about how to submit your abstract please email us at: conference@ethox.ox.ac.uk

Submission types

  • Oral Presentation: You will be asked if you would prefer to make your presentation in person at the conference venue, or online as part of the virtual conference.
  • Poster Presentation: Posters will be displayed in an online exhibition with opportunities for delegates to share comments and engage in discussions. There will also be an opportunity for you to upload a video along with your poster.

New for 2022

  • Dragon’s Den: each successful abstract author will be invited to pitch their project ideas to an international panel, with the possibility of five individuals or teams each winning £2,500 seed funding to help kick start their proposed work. 

bursaries and financial support

April 2022: Please note we have now allocated all available funding for bursaries and financial support.

We have a limited fund available to provide partial support for delegates who are unable to obtain funding from their institution, to help with their accommodation costs and/or fees. This is intended for delegates from low and middle-income countries, and students.

The following types of support are available:

Abstract accepted for oral presentation Abstract accepted as poster
UK Students Discounted rate for conference fees Discounted rate for conference fees
Students from high income countries outside of the UK Conference fee waiver Discounted rate for conference fees
Students and early career researchers* from LMIC Conference fee waiver and 3 nights of accommodation Conference fee waiver

*early career researchers are defined as up to 8 years from the date of PhD

The deadline for requests for financial support is 15 February 2022. If you would like to apply, please indicate this on your abstract submission form. All requests for financial support will be reviewed and you will be informed whether your request has been successful by the end of March 2022.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions relating to the conference, please email us at: conference@ethox.ox.ac.uk

Conference organisers

The Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2022 is organised by the Global Infectious Disease Ethics (GLIDE) Collaborative, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, and the Ethox Centre/Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford.

Conference Committee:

  • Arsenii Alenichev, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands / Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, University of Oxford, UK
  • Joseph Ali, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Zack Berger, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Rachel Gur-Arie, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Jeff Kahn, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Sharon Kaur, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
  • Patricia Kingori, Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, University of Oxford, UK
  • Florencia Luna, CONICET (National Scientific and Technological Research Council) & FLACSO, Argentina
  • Chelsea Modlin, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Maru Mormina, Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, University of Oxford, UK
  • Michael Parker, Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, University of Oxford, UK
  • Nelson Sewankambo, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
  • Halina Suwalowska, Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities, University of Oxford, UK
  • Paulina Tindana, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana

In developing the agenda, we are working with partners from around the world focusing on global health ethics, including the Global Health Bioethics Network and Epidemic Ethics.

The GLIDE Collaborative is funded by a Wellcome Humanities and Social Science Award. The Global Health Bioethics Network is funded by a Wellcome Strategic Award.

 

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