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Call for IFMSA Delegation to the 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law


  1. Background: Opening Call for IFMSA Delegation to the 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law. 
  2. Information summary: 
  1. Conference: 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law. 
  2. Period: 7-10th March 2022, Porto, Portugal.
  3. Delegation Coverage: Free registration, travel expenses and accomodation are not covered. 
  4. Application Deadline: 28th of December 23:59pm GMT
  1. What Recipients Needs to do: (bold font means it is contained in this email)
    1. Read the full email and selection criteria
    2. Prepare your application and candidature form
    3. Fill in the application form and upload your candidature from
    4. Reach out to lme@ifmsa.org and lrp@ifmsa.org for any questions ! 
  2. Relevant Links:
    1. Conference website: here
    2. Application link: here
    3. Candidature form: here

Dear IFMSA  members,

We are pleased to invite you to join the IFMSA delegation to the 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law of the International Chair in Bioethics (ICB). This is the largest conference offering a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge as well as discussions on the latest advancements in medical ethics, bioethics including ethics teaching around the world. 

  • What is the 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law?
    • The World Conference is organized by the International Chair in Bioethics (ICB) and offers its participants an international platform for fruitful scientific discourse on more than 60 topics and subtopics in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and health law. The Chair operates many departments, including the Research Department, the Education Department, the Bioethics for Youth Department, the Department of Bioethics in the Holocaust, a Bulletin, a Journal, a Website, and the international committee for the annual celebrations of the World Bioethics Day.
  • When and where?
    • March 7-10th 2022 – Porto, Portugal.
  • How many delegation positions are available?
    • A total of 12 delegates will be selected: 8 international students and 4 national (Portuguese) medical  students.
  • What are the main expectations of IFMSA delegates?
    • The delegates are expected to:
      • Be available to attend the full duration of the event.
      • Contribute to all tasks, agreed upon with the rest of the delegation before the event.
      • Contribute to the preparations in the period before the event and support in follow up plans in the period following the event and according to the timeline agreed within the delegation.
      • Work effectively towards the final objectives for IFMSA in the Conference.
      • Show full commitment and respect to tasks, deadlines, and fellow members of the delegation.
  • What is covered as part of the delegation? 
    • The International Chair in Bioethics will provide all IFMSA delegation members with free registration. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses (including plane tickets) and other expenses. 
  • Who can apply?
    • Medical students from around the world are invited to apply. Participants should have:
      • An interest in medical ethics, bioethics, or health law;
      • Good communication skills;
      • The motivation to attend an international conference and work as part of an international delegation of students;
      • (Optional) Students who have submitted an abstract to the meeting will have priority
  • How to apply?
    • If you are interested, fill out the application form by 28th December 2021, 23.59 GMT; and
    • Upload a signed and stamped Candidature Form: You will need to upload a correctly filled candidature form (including the Title of the Meeting and its date as per the email you received) signed and stamped by your NMO President. A correctly filled CF is a requirement for your application to be considered valid.
      • Title of the Meeting: 14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law
      • Date: 7-10 March 2022
    • Refer to the IFMSA ‘How to Write an Application Manual’ (here) to help you write your application!
    • Selection criteria:
      • Motivation 
      • Interest and/or prior experience in the field of bioethics, medical ethics, health law
      • Experience in External Affairs
      • Follow up plans
      • Contribution plans to the delegation
      • Availability during the entire conference
      • Regional and gender representation
      • (Optional) Having submitted an abstract is an asset

If you have any questions or inquiries, do not hesitate to reach out at lme@ifmsa.org and lrp@ifmsa.org!