The hosting of the AABHL 2018 Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.  Please visit our sponsorship options page to see how your organisation could support this conference.

Partner Sponsor

Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Gold Sponsor

Kirby Oration Sponsor

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research is a leading health law research group, established at the Queensland University of Technology in 2012. Our research addresses current and emerging challenges in the fields of health law, policy, ethics and regulation in Australia and globally.

The Centre is home to over 20 academics, Adjunct Professors, and a vibrant community of higher degree researchers. We undertake collaborative research with other health law and ethics research groups in Australia as well as with scholars and research institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Our research focuses on legal, ethical and policy issues on:

The Centre collaborates with hospitals, government departments, statutory bodies and industry to undertake research that improves health outcomes for patients and their families as well as benefiting health professionals, health systems and the broader community. Our focus is not only on quality scholarship, but improving health law, policy and practice.


SIlver Sponsor

Trade Sponsor

Springer is a leading global publisher dedicated to advancing and sharing discovery. Ilaria Walker is the Australian commissioning editor and manages the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and the Monash Bioethics Review, as well as the Australian book  portfolio. She will be attending the conference and welcomes book and journal proposals in bioethics and social sciences.


About the Association

The Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) was formed in 2009.

It encourages open discussion and debate on a range of bioethical issues, providing a place where people can ask difficult questions about ideas and practices associated with health and illness, biomedical research and human values.

The AABHL seeks to foster a distinctive Australasian voice in bioethics, and provide opportunities for international engagement through its membership, journal and conferences.

Members come from all the contributing humanities, social science and science disciplines that make up contemporary bioethics.

Many members have cross-disciplinary interests and all seek to broaden the dialogues in which all members of the wider community ultimately have an interest.

The AABHL is a supportive, creative and challenging community that provides a rich source of continuing academic refreshment and renewal.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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