Online Congress Program

Find out more about content and details of the diverse sessions of the program.

ONLINE CONGRESS PLANNER - Wednesday, July 20 »   

ONLINE CONGRESS PLANNER - Thursday, July 21 » 

ONLINE CONGRESS PLANNER - Friday, July 22 » 

Opening hours of the congress secretariat for registration to the World Congress:

Tuesday, July 19 from 15:00-19:00h 
Wednesday, July 20 from 7:30h-12:00h
Thursday, July 21 from 7:30h-12:00h

Program overview: 16th World Congress of Bioethics

Wednesday, 20th July, 2022   |   Thursday, 21st July, 2022   |   Friday, 22nd July, 2022

Wednesday, 20th July, 2022

07:30 onwards Door opening / Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions 1
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions 2
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 - 16:00 LIVE SESSION 1:
Inclusive ethics: how everyone matters in the bioethics dialogue

A: Welcome Address WCB
  B: FAB-IAB Cross-over KEYNOTES
Disability Bioethics: Mapping the Rough Ground - Prof. Christine Wieseler

Bioethics as if Everybody Matters - Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra 
  C: PANEL Discussion 1: Inclusive dialoge, policies and practices: the WHO Genome Editing Governance Framework
Prof. Jantina De Vries
Dr. Katherine Littler
Prof. Britta van Beers
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break 
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions 3
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
from 18:00 Welcome Apéro

Thursday, 21st July, 2022

07:30 onwards Door opening / Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions 4
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions 5
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 - 16:00 LIVE SESSION 2:
The Ethics of Covid-19: from pandemic management to creating a post COVID world


A: Welcome message
  B: 16th WCB KEYNOTE: Bioethics after COVID-19 - Prof. Ezekiel J. Emanuel
  C: Panel Discussion 2: Facing the pandemic: roles and responsibilities of ethicists in COVID-19 Task Force and Ethics Committees
Prof. Alena Buyx
Prof. Angus Dawson
Prof. Samia Hurst
Prof. Florencia Luna
Prof. Jerome Singh
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Parallel Sessions 6
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
18:30 - 21:00 WCB Dinner

Friday, 22nd July, 2022

07:30 onwards Door opening / Registration
08:30 - 10:00 Parallel Sessions 7
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions 8
(oral papers, short presentations, panels)
12:00 - 13:45 STUDENT NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
13:45 - 16:30 LIVE SESSION 3:
"Bettering" Ethics: Mentorship and Leadership for the future of Bioethics
  A: Panel Discussion 3: Building bioethics leadership: academic work environment and ethics
Prof. Bjoern Morten Hofmann
Prof. Julian Savulescu
Prof. Catherine Mills
Prof. Alexander Capron
  B: Closing Ceremony IAB:
IAB Presidential Address
IAB Award for Bioethics service in the face of Challenges
IAB announces the host of the 17th WCB
C: Thank you note from the Institute for Biomedical Ethics Basel
16:30 - 18:00 "Good-Bye" Ice Cream