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The 14th World Congress of Bioethics: Some personal reflections

Alastair V Campbell

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2019.027


These reflections on the 14th World Congress of Bioethics in Bangalore stem from the author’s personal and family connections with India and from his participation in all fourteen of the world congresses since the foundation of the International Association of Bioethics in 1992. The very wide scope of the meeting could be seen in two ways, as confusing and chaotic, or as richly diverse and enlightening. Emphasising the latter aspect, this paper argues that the powerful emphasis on health for all and on care for the marginalised in society has a crucial lesson for the bioethics community worldwide.

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