Bioethics colloquium

Wed. Oct. 25 – Sat. Oct. 28, 2023 / Rochefort-du-Gard, France

Summary outline

This seminar is intended to offer participants an opportunity to engage in a sustained discussion on bioethical themes. With a maximum of 25 participants, there will be ample time to discuss all the papers submitted by participants extensively. Indeed, the academic program of the colloquium will be created based on the submissions by the participants.


While the Colloquium will provide plenty of food for thought, there will also be ample time for shared meals with a nice glass of wine, relaxation in the beautiful surroundings, and cultural enrichment.

Submissions by participants

Each participant is invited and indeed encouraged to prepare presentation, to be given during the seminar. While this presentation may cover a completed bioethics project, a “work-in-progress” that can benefit from peer feedback can be submitted as well. For each presentation, at least 45 minutes will be set aside for an in-depth discussion.

2023 keynote speaker

Urban Wiesing, MD, PhD, is professor of medical ethics and director of the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. His work focuses on philosophy and medicine, ethical aspects of modern technologies in medicine and the history of medicine.


The seminar will start on Wednesday October 25 at 15:30. It will end on Saturday October 28 at 15:30. Since the program will be composed based on submissions from participants, the exact schedule will be available only towards the start of the Colloquium. The approximate schedule for the Colloquium is as follows:

24Early arrivalEarly arrival
25Arrival15:30 WelcomePresentations
26PresentationsPresentations / Guest speakerRound table
27PresentationsCultural outingFree
28PresentationsPresentations / 15:30 Wrap-upOptional night
29Delayed departure


The seminar is held in English. There will not be simultaneous language in other languages. However, non-native speakers should not hesitate to register, as long as they have solid conversational competency in English. What matters is a willingness to engage in the discussions and not be worried about linguistic imperfections.


Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, detailing the seminar program, contact hours completed, and other pertinent information.

Registration & fee

Attendance is limited to 25 participants. Registration for the seminar can be done via the online registration form. We will let you know within 72 hours if there still is availability.

The seminar fee schedule is as follows:

Regular (applicable as long as spots remain): US$ 840 (or Euro 785)

— Early payment in full (i.e., before September 1): US$ 765 (or Euro 715)

(Graduate) student (upon proof of student status): US$ 585 (or Euro 545)

— Early student payment in full (i.e., before September 1): US$ 530 (or Euro 495)

The fee includes:

  • Participation in all sessions
  • 3 days of residence in a single room (with private bathroom)*
  • All breakfasts, coffee breaks, and lunches as well as most dinners
  • 1 programmed excursion
  • Pick-up (at arrival) and drop-off (at departure) at the Avignon-TGV train station

* If available, at a charge of Euro 35/night (incl. breakfast), an extra night can be booked before the start of the seminar (night from October 24 to 25), and likewise an extra night at the end of the seminar (night from October 28 to 29).
The conference center also has double rooms. Please contact the conference organization if you wish to share a bedroom with another course participant, or if you wish to bring a partner who will not attend the seminar. A limited social program for non-participants will be available at an extra fee.

Additional information

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