March 4-7, 1999. Sacramento, CA, USA. Health care systems: ethical and economic considerations. Papers of 20-30 minutes’ length should address the interplay of ethical and economic factors in building a health care system and making bedside decisions. Send abstracts to Dr Et Loewy, professor and endowed alumni association chair of bioethics, University of California, Davis, UDCDMC -PCC3107, 2221 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 98817, USA.
Fax 916-734- 2732.

March 5-7, 1999. Washington, DC. Advanced bioethics course: Ethics Committees: Changing roles and evolving issues. Application deadline: February 1, 1999. Some scholarships are available. Contact the course coordinator, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Box 571212,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 20057-I 212,
Tel.: 202- 687-5477,
Fax: 202-687-8089.
E-mail: [email protected]

March 8-11,1999. Kathmandu, Nepal. Third national conference on science and technology. ‘Application of science and technology for national development. ‘ Corresponding address: Secretary Organising Committee. PO Box 3323, Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 490363,490331
Fax: 977-l -490190.
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] Internet: or

July 12-14,1999. Edinburgh, Scotland. Second international interdisciplinary conference on women and health. European Association for Research on Women and Health. Contact the Conference secretariat at [email protected] or

August 6-10, 2000. Helsinki, Finland. Thirteenth World Congress of Medical Law. Contact MS Pirkko Kuorehjarvi, STAKES, PO Box 220, Fin-00531, Helsinki, Finland. Fax +358 -9 -3967 2030.


Law and Medicine is an annual publication of the Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine (TILEM). National Law School of India University, Bangalore. TILEM has been established to generate and promote inter-disciplinary discourse’of issues of law, ethics and medicine.

The Journal of Medical Ethics is a bimonthly publication of the BMJ publishing group. Established in 1975, JME features original articles on ethicai aspects of health ,care; case conferences; editorials; book reviews, correspondence, news and notes, and occasional series. Some recent and forthcoming papers include: Teaching medical ethics and law within medical education: a model for the UK curriculum; treating anorexics without consent: some reservations, advance directives for nontherapeutic dementia research: some ethical and policy considerations.

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Animal consciousness and animal ethics: perspectives from the Netherlands. Eds: Marcel Dol et al.

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Other Indian bioethics associations
The All-India Bioethics Association: : No 3,8th lane, 5th cross, Indiranagar, Chennai

The Indian Society for Health Laws and Ethics. Dr RR Kishore, president ISHLAE, D-II/l45 Kidwai Nagar (W), New’ Delhi 110 023. Tel/fax: 01 I -687-662-l. E -mail : [email protected]

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