First Conference 8 & 7 December 2011

First conference of the network – 7 & 8 December 2011 – Cairo

The first conference to discuss establishment of the “Regional Network of Bioethics for Women’s Issues in the Arab Region” was held on 7 and 8 December 2011 in Cairo  in coordination with the Regional Documentation and Information Center for Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology (RDIC-BEST).

Agenda of the conference: Bioethics Network 1st Conference Agenda

Outcomes of the conference:

1) Discussion on specific topics such as pre-marital genetic test, female genitale mutilation, women’s health care challenges in the Arab region. Presentation of the key speakers available //here//

2) Discussion on the mission, objectives and structure of the network. Many ideas have been shared to implement a functioning network.

3) Composition of a task-force / interim committee in charge of drafting the mission, the objectives and the structure of the network, to be submitted for approval to the community of members within 6 months.


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