World Congress of Bioethics

The International Association of Bioethics 2020 World Congress of Bioethics (WCB) will take place from June 19-21, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania. The Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) will meet before the IAB, also at the University of Pennsylvania, June 17-18, 2020.

You will be able to register in multiple ways:

  • Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) - Pre-Conference Only 
  • World Congress of Bioethics (WCB) - Conference Only, includes IAB Membership
  • FAB & WCB Participation in Both Conferences, includes IAB Membership (registrants receive a 10% discount off WCB registration)

WCB conference registration includes International Association of Bioethics (IAB) membership. Click here for a list of member benefits and rates.

Conference fees are tiered such that participants from countries with higher average income support those from countries with lower incomes, see here for how countries are grouped. You will need to select the country that issued your passport on the following page.
All who are able to make an additional contribution, which enables more colleagues from low income countries to participate, are strongly encouraged to do so via the Colleague Support Fund.
You will be asked to identify your nationality by stating the country that issued your passport; this field is required. WCB will be performing registration audits and has the right to adjust the registration type and payment if the selected field does not match your registration type. All registrants will be notified prior to any changes being made. If you have questions, please email the Congress Planning Team at or call +1 856-423-7222 ext. 430.

If you have questions regarding VISA requirements to travel to the USA, please visit the VISA Assistance page of the WCB website or email if you have specific questions.

Early-bird registration fees end on March 31, 2020. Rates increase after that date.

Click "
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