Australasian Ethics Network Conference

Event information

Type of event

Conference lasting more than one day

Description of the event

AEN 2018 will be held under the theme of Bridging the Barriers – Understanding misconceptions”.

Despite the introduction of legislation and guidelines for the conduct of research a divide still remains between the public, researchers and, ethics review bodies. For example: Do research participants really understand what they are consenting to; why is consumer engagement not yet fully understood by researchers; how to promote research integrity; why is there a gap between what researchers want to do and what a review body will approve?

These topics will be among a diverse range of themes to be discussed at the 2018 Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) Conference, with an aim to bridging the barriers, thus facilitating high quality research. The conference organisers have reviewed pervious feedback from the 2014 and 2016 AEN conferences and have developed session themes which will embrace all research paradigms.

Three key session themes will be featured throughout the program:

The program will run over the course of 3 days and include professional development workshops, plenary lectures and concurrent sessions. The Conference Organising Committee are busy planning the program and further details will be provided when available.

Call for Abstracts

Submissions for both oral and poster presentations are now open. Abstracts are to be submitted under one of the below three session themes:

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Rydges, South Bank, Townsville

Key Words (MeSH) describing the topic

information Added MeSH terms
Ethics, Research
The moral obligations governing the conduct of research. Used for discussions of research ethics as a general topic.
Research Design
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.

Workplaces involved

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Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Mackay Hospital and Health Service - Mackay Base Hospital - Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation

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Geographical location in Queensland

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