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We are proud to announce the 2018 EACME conference will be held at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

2017 Annual Conference, Call for Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain


2017 EACME Annual Conference

September 7-9, 2017

Barcelona, Spain

“Justice in Health Care – Values in Conflict”

First announcement – Call for abstracts

The oldest bioethics centre in Europe, the Borja Institute of Bioethics-Ramon Llull University, and the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) will organise the 2017 EACME Annual Conference. Recent developments in various countries in Europe, like for example austerity measures, lead to concerns about the conflict between justice in health care with various other, economic and political, values. That is why we wish to discuss the following topics with you:

- Determinants of Health

  • What does health mean? Looking beyond WHO definition
  • Lifestyles and health
  • Quality of life
  • Social expectations and medicalisation of life
  • Salutogenesis and health-promotion activities

- Healthcare Systems: at the Service of What?

  • Ethical issues in different models of Healthcare Systems
  • Sustainability
  • The role of Primary Care in health systems
  • Ethics issues in research with big data
  • Designing future healthcare systems

- Justice and Vulnerability

  • Social inequalities in health
  • Mental health care
  • Care for people with disability
  • Childcare, Elderly care
  • End-of-life care

- The Role of Professionals and Research

  • Professionalism and decision-making
  • Effects of austerity measures on health care
  • Quaternary prevention
  • The clinician as a manager of resources
  • Continued education
  • Responsibility and integrity in research

Persons wishing to present papers during the Conference are invited to submit an abstract addressing the main conference topics (500 words maximum) before March 15, 2017. Papers will be selected from the abstracts by the Scientific Committee. For sending abstracts, please use the corresponding form you will find in the Conference web.

Conference Scientific Committee will review all received abstracts and will submit a letter to the presenting author of each abstract the first week of May, communicating the acceptance or not-acceptance of the contribution. In case of acceptance, the letter will also communicate the presentation method (oral communication or poster).

Abstracts should be presented in English, French, Catalan or Spanish language.

Institut Borja de Bioètica, Santa Rosa, 6. 08950 Esplugues (Barcelona, Spain)

Link to the conference website


Link to the 2017 EACME Annual Conference promotional video!!