World Bioethics Day 2018 - Postgraduate bioethics Conference (PGBC) 2019 at Swansea University

We are delighted to announce that the Research Institute for Ethics and Law (RIEL) at Swansea University will be hosting PGBC 2019!

PGBC exists to create and sustain networks for postgraduates and ECRs across the diverse range of bioethics interests. It has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, supported by the Institute of Medical Ethics (IME), and held at different venues around England for a number of years. 2019 sees PGBC come to Wales for the very first time!

The Research Institute for Ethics and Law, Swansea University will host around 75 postgraduate researchers working in bioethics from across the UK and abroad for a uniquely accessible and postgraduate development focused conference on the theme of ‘Intergenerational Ethics’.

Prospective attendees submit abstracts and if successful in gaining a place will have their registration, accommodation and meals including a conference dinner provided free of cost. We expect competition for funded places will be high!

PGBC is non-profit making with the sole aim of bring junior bioethics scholars together to share work, gain skills and network in a friendly space. Students for whom the cost of travel may be a barrier may apply for one of five travel bursaries of £100. Swansea University colleges sponsoring students pay the reduced ‘home’ rate of £65 per student. Non-Swansea sponsorship will be £100 per student. Both of these are at subsidised cost.

Details of the call for abstracts, and bursary applications will be made available later in the year. Register for updates at and follow @IME_Postgrad and @Swansea_ethics on Twitter to keep in touch.

Please contact or with any queries.

On social media please include #PGBC2019 and #BioethicsByTheBeach.
Twitter posts tag @Swansea_ethics and @IME_Postgrad.

See you in September!


PGBC2019 Organising Team

Ms Rachel Thompson (PhD candidate, ASTEM, Co-chair IME PG Committee)
Dr Helen Daniels (Research Officer, SAIL)
Dr Caroline Jones (PG Director, HRC School of Law & Criminology)
Dr Gideon Calder (Director of Social Policy, CHHS)