18th - 20th November 2021
Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health LawAABHL Conference

Our future: Connections, Conversation and Community

Thank you for Attending!

The 2021 virtual conference for AABHL was a long-awaited opportunity to re-connect with colleagues from the bioethics and health law communities. It has been a difficult time for all of us. For many around the world, it continues to be most difficult. The global pandemic is not over but we can now begin to look forward. The conference theme acknowledged the bioethical and health law debates of the past year with a focus on shaping the future of our fields. What have we learnt about ourselves, our communities, our health systems, and our legal systems from this experience with a global crisis? What issues have been forgotten, marginalised or are emerging? How might we transform our thinking about ‘old’ issues? How can we improve our future?

The virtual format of the 2021 conference was designed to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities to engage with colleagues and ideas. It included plenary talks with key opinion leaders and also novel sessions designed for the online format to showcase conversations and perspectives that reflect contemporary discussions and different points of view.

AABHL 2021 Chairs: Professor Anne-Maree Kelly and Associate Professor Mark Taylor

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Who Attended?

This conference is targeted at academics and practitioners from the following professions and disciplines:

  • All aspects of healthcare
  • Policy development
  • Medico-legal
  • Education
  • Ethics/Philosophy
  • Research

Program Streams

The following stream topics were represented in the 2021 conference program.

  • Clinical Ethics
  • Health Law
  • Research Ethics
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Teaching Ethics
  • Empirical Ethics


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About the Association

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) is Australia and New Zealand’s leading organisation concerned with issues of bioethics and health law. Its members come from many disciplines including medicine, nursing, law, ethics, philosophy, healthcare administration, allied health and complementary healthcare. AABHL encourages those with a professional interest in the relationship between law, bioethics, health care, public health, and global health governance, to become members.

AABHL was formed in 2009 from the amalgamation of the two leading Australasian organisations concerned with bioethical issues: the Australasian Bioethics Association and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics, both established in the early 1990s.

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