Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 8 (1998), 33.
This issue sees the first installment of
papers from the Third International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable,
that I hosted 30 Oct - 2 Nov, 1997. More papers will follow in
the May issue (I have still to receive files with some papers),
and the abstracts of all papers are on-line (In English and Japanese
for the 9th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Bioethics
which was held concurrently). We will be revisiting some of these
themes in the Fourth Tsukuba Roundtable (TRT4), 31 Oct - 3 Nov
1998. For those readers submitting abstracts to TRT4 please note
the deadline for abstracts is 30 April (the same as IAB4), and
following this for TRT4 I expect a concise but full paper by 1st
Sept. At the roundtable each person will have 10 min. to present
the paper, with at least 10 min. for discussion (it has been up
to 60 minutes for some papers in 1996 and 1997). By having the
paper submitted before, and placed on the Internet, people can
read copies before attending - so the roundtable can be focused
on discussion. I do not envisage simultaneous interpretation
at TRT4 (actually the effort involved in arranging this at ABC
was exhausting, and Nobuko and I cannot repeat it).
Already we have some registrations in for
TRT4 (most of whom continue on for IAB4), and probably as in 1997,
the roundtable format will be more satisfying for those who seek
discussion on papers. I look forward to more submissions of papers.
For those of you that are impatient, please note the Email address
on the left usually follows my travels to New Zealand - whereas
the Email I give for the conferences (email@example.com)
is not usually opened when I am out of Japan, so there may be
some delay in response.
We are also hoping to report more from India
in the May issue, persons interested in the newly formed All India
Bioethics Association (AIBA) should contact the president, Prof.
Jayapaul Azariah to join. Under our network project this year,
besides the autmun in Japan, we welcome colleagues to also join
us about 18-23 August in Israel, 26-29 August in Ankara, Turkey;
and the first two weeks of 1999 in India. Please feel welcome
to write if you think you can join us on these occasions. Also
in the coming issue news of ABA, and the newly founded Korean
Bioethics Association (contact Prof. Sang-yong Song).
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