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Against the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in
the ESPMH board
​ - ​
in coordination with our 
​Turkish ​
​ - 
has decided to relocate the upcoming conference in August to Zagreb
​ (Croatia).​ 
We deeply regret this change of location as collaboration with and organisational preparations by our Turkish colleagues have been 



17– 20 August, 2016

"Ethics and Social Determinants of Health"
This conference will organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH) and the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Co-host of the conference will be the Department of Medical History and Ethics, Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul.

Registration form    Programme    Conference brochure

Call for abstracts (closed)

Ethical concerns around inequities and disparities

  • Living and working conditions
  • Employment / unemployment
  • Early childhood development
  • Elderly care
  • Disability / vulnerability
  • Income and income distribution
  • Ethnicity, gender, and health
  • Immigration and war
  • Epidemics and re-emerging diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases

Theoretical approaches

  • Social medicine
  • Rawls’ theory of justice
  • Sen’s capabilities approach
  • Public health ethics
  • Health care ethics
  • Environmental health ethics
  • Social responsibility, solidarity
  • Sharing of benefits

Ethics and health policy

  • Health systems
  • Health care reform
  • Health insurance
  • Primary health care
  • Reproductive health policy
  • Mental health policy

Ethics and public policy

  • Social and economic rights
  • Right to health
  • Access to essential medicines
  • Globalization and commercialization
  • Policies for sustainable environment
  • Health law and ethics
  • Payment regimes / Performance based payment
  • Global warming and natural disasters
The programme of the conference will include plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference
should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) by April 1st, 2016. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. 
The deadline for registrations is June 15, 2016.
Abstracts and registrations should be sent by email to Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the ESPMH, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland (address: bert.gordijn at




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