Second International Bioethics Conference in Oman

The fast-paced advances in medicine and biological sciences, and the increasing complexity of emerging technologies call for more responsive and flexible legislations and regulations. In this context, the Omani National Bioethics Committee (NBC) is organizing the "Second International Bioethics Conference: Ethical and Legal Issues of Emerging Biomedical Science and Research" in Muscat, Oman, from 2 to 4 February 2020.

This conference attempts to address contemporary and emerging challenges related to legislations with regard to existing and emerging bioethical issues. The topics will cover the interlinked relationship between bioethics and legislations, advances in medicine and biology, issues at the beginning and end of life, and issues related to medical practice.

In addition, the conference will explore how regulatory measures beyond legislation can aid to advance the aims and objectives of bioethics and legislations, especially with the rapidly changing fields of science and medicine.

This conference is organized in cooperation with UNESCO. The working language of the conference will be English.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 02.02.2020 09:00 local time
End 04.02.2020 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer Omani National Bioethics Committee
Country Oman
City Muscat
Venue Conference Hall, Sultan Qaboos University
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Arabic
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Official Website of the Conference
Link 1 Call for Abstracts
Link 2 Online registration
Link 3 More information on UNESCO's work on Ethics of Science and Technology
Link 4