Editorial: Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) election
- - Darryl Macer, Ph.D.
Director, Eubios Ethics Institute
Affiliated Professor, United Nations University
Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 14 (2004), 161.
This issue of EJAIB includes a continued discussion of Thai Buddist philosophy with a debate between Pinit Ratanakul and Frank Leavitt. This is broadened with an African traditional medicine perspective, relating to concepts of mental illness. There is much further ground for relfection on the comparisons between Asian and African traditions and other non-Western philosophies.
There is also an extensive background to the topic of E-health. In a sense EJAIB has been at the forefront of Internet bioethics dialogue, for 10 years being on-line for open and free access. This tradition will continue with the next volume. The November 2004 issue is being printed at the same time, with the news for both issues appearing in this volume.
ABA members should read the voting procedures for renewal of the Board, an announcement that should have been received by all members by Email already. Please note the deadlines. Also please note that an ABA meeting will occur during the IAB World Congress in Sydney, where I look forward to meeting many colleagues from around the world.
The volume of about 500 pages from the Fifth Asian Bioethics Conference, Challenges for Bioethics from Asia, is under final preparation and will include many papers on the behaviourome project, bioethics education, and other papers from the ABC5/TRT9 conference held in February 2004 in Tsukuba. Orders for the books receive a 25% discount if made at the same time as EJAIB renewal for the next year, and these are now welcome.
Editorial address: Prof. Darryl Macer
Eubios Ethics Institute, P.O. Box 125
Tsukuba Science City 305-8691, JAPAN
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