This will be the first conference on "Bioethics in East Asia" - a rapidly developing cultural region. It will provide a forum to exchange up-to-date information and opinions on a range of bioethical issues facing East Asia, encourage cross-cultural study of bioethical issues within the East Asian cultural framework, and strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship between bioethicists, philosophers, educators, physicians, medical scientists, researchers in biotechnology, lawyers and health care administrators from different countries and regions in East Asia. This conference will be the inaugural meeting of the East Asian Association of Bioethics (EAAB), and the last session will be a working session for discussing and adopting the Constitution of East Asian Association of Bioethics and electing its Board of Directors.
The theme of this Conference will be Bioethics in East Asia. The topics include:
Philosophical Basis of Bioethics in East Asia
Goals of Medicine - East and West
Beyond Autonomy and Human Rights
Informed Consent and Concept of Person
Medical Genetics and Human Genome Project
Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Health: Feminist Perspectives
Brain Death and Organ Transplantation
Terminal Care, Advanced Directives and Euthanasia
Prevention and Treatment of STD/AIDS-HIV
Nursing and Future Healthcare System
Ethics Committee in East Asia
Allocation of Health Resources & Concept of Justice
Environmental Ethics & Future of the Earth
Animal Rights vs. Human Rights
Structure of Asian Family Systems & Bioethical Implications
Legal Dimensions of Bioethics
Culture, Religions and Bioehtics
Papers by participants are cordially invited. Three copies of the abstract should be submitted to:
Professor Qiu Renzong
Program in Bioethics
Institute of Philosophy, CASS
5 Jianguomennei Avenue
Beijing 100732, China
Deadline for the abstract receipt: July 15, 1995
For interpretation, the manuscript of the paper (15 minutes presentation) should be sent to the address above no later than September 30, 1995.
The official language of the meeting will be Chinese, English and Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation will be available during the sessions.
The Registration Form will be announced later, and the Registration Fee before Sept. 10, 1995 is US$250, and US$300 after (Students US$125, or US$ 150).
The Registration Fee includes attendance at the conference sessions, welcome reception, one copy of the Volume of Abstracts and the Final Programme, three day's lunches during the conference, and the opportunity to participate in an excursion to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs on Nov. 6..
Rooms at a special discount rate will be reserved at the Huadu Hotel (US$65 (subject to change)). A deposit of one night's rate in the hotel is required to reserve each room, the balance being payable to the Secretariat at the Registration Desk. Reservation with the deposit must be received by September 10, 1995 to ensure guarantied accommodation at the preferential rates.