Congress organisation

Hosting organisation


The Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel (IBMB) is a vibrant research and teaching center that engages in ethical issues relevant to medicine and the sciences. The Institute was founded in 2011 and is affiliated with both the Science and Medical Faculties at the University of Basel. The IBMB is a team of PhD students, post-docs and senior researchers working on a wide variety of projects in biomedical ethics. IBMB’s researchers are committed to an interdisciplinary endeavour and our research combines empirical fieldwork with normative, theoretical analysis. IBMB members are also highly involved in teaching, providing ethics courses for undergraduate students and postgraduate scientists and doctors.

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International Association of Bioethics

The International Association of Bioethics (IAB) facilitates contact, networking and exchange of ideas and resources amongst those working in bioethics and related fields in different parts of the world.
With the World Congress of Bioethics the IAB organizes bi-annually the largest gathering of bioethics scholars and thought-leaders in the world.

International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics


The International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics is a network of activists and scholars working in the field of feminist bioethics.

  • de Clercq Eva, PhD - Senior researcher; Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Gennet Eloise, PhD - Post Doc; French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm), University Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • Gordijn Bert, PhD - Prof.; Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hurst Samia, PhD - Prof.; Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities & Department of Community Health and Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hofmann Bjørn, PhD - Professor; Department of Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; and Department of Health Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway
  • Holm Søren, PhD - Prof.; Department of Law, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; and Center for Medical Ethics, HELSAM, University of Oslo Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway
  • Mertes Heidi, PhD - Prof.; Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Bioethics Institute Ghent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Shaw David, PhD - Senior researcher; Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel, Switzerland; and Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands 

Eastern Europe:

  • Mihailov Emilian, PhD - Senior researcher; Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Paladi Adriana, PhD - Prof.; Department of Philosophy and Bioethics, State University of Medicine and Pharmaceutics „Nicolae Testemiţanu". Chisinau, Moldova 


  • Arawi Thalia, PhD - Prof.; American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Gopichandran Vijayaprasad, MD PhD - Assistant Prof.; Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Chennai, India
  • Yamamoto Keiichiro, PhD - Prof.; Department of Biomedical Ethics, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


  • Anane-Sarpong Evelyn, Dr. sc med MPH MSc - Lecturer; Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Kamuya Dorcas, PhD - Senior researcher; KEMRI‐Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya

Australia & Oceania:

  • Ballantyne Angela, PhD - Prof.; Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice and the Bioethics Center, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dawson Angus, PhD - Prof.; Sydney Health Ethics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Johnston Josephine - Director of Research, Research Scholar; The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York, USA

Scientific Advisory Committee (Feminist Approaches to Bioethics) 

  • Scully Jackie Leach, Prof., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Victor Elizabeth, Prof., William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA
  • Lindemann Hilde, Prof., Michigan State University, East Lancing, USA