Please start by reading the following information and guidelines below carefully before making your first submission of a contribution/a session. If you need some guidance to write your conference abstract here are some suggestions on how to prepare an effective contribution.
The theme of the WCB is “Bioethics post Covid-19: Responsibility and transparency in a globalized and interconnected world”. Within this theme, you have the possibility to select from the many topics given below to submit your abstract. In case you are unclear which topic your abstract best fits, please find further information on the topics here. It is possible that we have missed a few important topics and sub-topics, in that case, please use the option 6 “Other” for your abstract.
Bioethics and Covid-19 1a: Public health during a pandemic 1b: Responsibility and solidarity in Covid times 1c: Scientific transparency
Increasing responsibility: Challenges for global bioethics 2a: Bioethics transcending borders 2b: Addressing access in an unequal world 2c: Health research in a globalised world
Making it explicit: The impact of new technologies 3a: Artificial intelligence and digitalisation of health care 3b: Reproductive technologies 3c: Advances in neuroscience 3d: Ethics of genetics
Whose responsibility? Individual and public obligations 4a: Marginalised and less-studied populations in bioethics 4b: Clinical ethics and the role of health care professionals 4c: Public health ethics
Beyond transparency: rethinking boundaries in bioethics 5a: Challenging conceptual limits 5b: Crossing disciplinary boundaries 5c: Boundaries of the human condition: Cyborgs, transplants and enhancement 5d: Theory and methodology
Other (please specify using less than 5 words)
B. Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
The FAB 2022 World Congress theme is "Reimagining Feminist Bioethics"
We welcome submissions on any aspect of feminist bioethics, and we are particularly keen to receive submissions that involve some reimagining of feminist bioethics. Submissions may be theoretical, empirical, or methodological, and will be organized into appropriate thematic strands. Please ensure the title and abstract of your submission clearly convey the main theme of your presentation.
FAB has a strong commitment to embracing contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, social sciences, critical cultural studies, law, medicine and public health, history, psychology, and others. We also particularly encourage submissions from early career researchers.
3 or more papers will be given together with other related talks in parallel sessions. The slots will be assigned by the programme committee.
20 minutes plus 10 min. Q&A
contribution (oral paper)
*Some contributors whose paper submission is unsucessful may be offered space in the shorter oral presentation session.
Short oral presentation
Short presentations of max. 7 minutes that briefly introduce the presenter’s work to potentially interested audiences for later follow-up. Questions will be taken only if time remains in the 7-minute slot. The slots will be assigned by the programme committee.
7 minutes including Q&A
Contribution (short oral presentation)
Panel / Symposium Session
If you would like to present an entire thematic session, which comprises several individual talks (max. 5), you may submit for a panel / symposium session. The session may be structured around linked papers and discussion, or involve other activities and formats (e.g. debate, workshop, panel Q&A, film plus discussion). Submitting author should indicate the theme, overall abstract, names of other presenters and Chair.
Session (Panel/Symposium presentation)
Workshops (WCB only)
Workshops comprise of half-day meetings around a topic among a small group of participants (15 – 25 persons). If researchers or organizations wish to organize workshops during the WCB, they are welcome to do so. Please note that we only have a limited number of space for workshops. All workshop organizers and participants must register for the World Congress.
90 -180 minutes
Submission deadline for WCB abstracts
Submission deadline for FAB abstracts
Confirmation of acceptance/rejection
Publication of detailed programme on the event website
Submission deadline for presentations, PDF's with voice-over
Please structure your abstract as follows: Introduction | Methods | Outcome | Conclusion (where possible).
Select from the drop-down menu the topic that fits the subject area of your submission (Info for WCB: if you are unsure which topic best fits your abstract, please consult the sub-topic list that is available on the website).
To ensure the best possible presentation of your abstract when it is published, please avoid any unnecessary formatting.
Please check all information thoroughly before submitting, as all information will be published as given.
When submitting a Workshop, please include the following information:
Summary of the workshop (not exceeding 1000 words)
Name of workshop organizers
Estimated number of participants, time period preferred (between 90-180 minutes). Please include this information at the end of your abstract.
Submitting sessions (panel / symposium)
When submitting a session, please include the following information:
Title (of the session)
General summary of the panel (not exceeding 1000 words)
Name of Chair (Main chair, Co-chairs are optional)
Names of all presenters (at least 1 presenter per individual talk)
Titles of individual presentations (a maximum of 5 individual talks may be submitted per session)
Abstracts for individual talks (250 words) that are included in the session
It is required that at least one person per accepted abstract (i.e. the presenting author) registers for the congress. Naturally co-authors and other researchers are welcome to register and participate in the congress. We require registration of the presenting author to ensure that paper/presentation slots given to accepted abstracts are used and to avoid no-shows since many abstracts will be rejected due to space reasons. As noted on our congress information, both the WCB and the FAB will take place as a hybrid congress. By this, we mean that the congresses will occur in-person in Basel (like we were used to before Covid-19). At the same time, there will be a parallel virtual congress. That is, all accepted oral paper/presentations and parallel/symposium sessions will appear in its entirety as a PDF presentation with voice-over on our congress website. Presenting authors will receive information about this online component closer to the congress date. Furthermore, there will be several hours of live-sessions during both FAB and WCB that every participant (in-person or virtual) can enjoy simultaneously.