May 29-31, 2024

International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation & Canadian Bioethics Society


Welcome to the 2024 ICCEC & CBS joint conference in Montreal on “Partnering with Patients and Communities in Healthcare Ethics”.

The 18th annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation (ICCEC) as well as the 32nd annual Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) conference will be held jointly in the vibrant Ville de Montréal, Canada on May 29-31, 2024. Please see our program for more details on scheduling for both conferences.

Patient partnership and community engagement have long been recognized as key factors in improving patient care and population health outcomes. From participation in interdisciplinary teams to research and policymaking, patients and communities are now commonly included in the provision and development of healthcare. Living up to the ideal of meaningful partnerships is not without its challenges, especially in our post-pandemic pluralistic societies. Join us in 2024 as a diverse group of ethicists, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, families and community partners from across the globe discuss how to harness the power of meaningful partnerships in healthcare ethics and consultation.

Can’t join us in person? A hybrid formula has been planned so that content may be accessed virtually. The online program track will focus on content especially important to international attendees who might be unable to attend due to travel constraints.

The ICCEC and CBS 2024 organizing committees recognize that the event is taking place on unceded Indigenous territory and wishes to salute those who, since time immemorial, have been its traditional guardians. The organizing committees expresses respect for the contribution of indigenous peoples to the culture of societies here and around the world.

Target Audience

Ethicists, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, families and community partners.


  • In person in Montreal: at Centre Mont-Royal on May 29, 30 and 31 | Discover Montreal and meet your peers!
  • VIRTUAL live, Montreal time - Eastern Daylight Time (North America) | PLEASE NOTE: The virtual format will only offer main plenary sessions. For sessions A to G, you can't make a choice: only one block of presentations will be offered. Click to see the virtual program
  • Conferences WILL NOT be recorded and made available for subsequent viewing.

Conferences will be presented in English.


Thanks to the international scientific committee and local organizing committee, an exciting program of presentations, workshops and social activities has been planned for this event. The conference will take place at the Centre Mont-Royal, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a few steps away from the city’s world-renowned restaurants, cultural landmarks, and historic Old Port.

A Program summary is available under the "Program" tab.

The Detailed Schedule is also available under the ''Program'' tab.


Registrations online by clicking on the "Registration" tab.

All registrants to the 2024 ICCEC/CBS conference will receive a complementary 12 month subscription to the Journal of Hospital Ethics.

Early bird fees until February 15, 2024

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Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation, the following fees will be applied:

  • Cancellation before or on April 29, 2024: 15% of the registration fee
  • Cancellation after April 29, 2024: 50% of the registration fee
  • No refund during or after the activity

This event is made possible thanks to the collaboration of

  • Éthique clinique Université de Montréal
  • Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Montréal
  • Canadian Bioethics Society  | Société canadienne de bioéthique
  • Fondation du CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Fondation Cité de la santé
  • Centre d'éthique CISSS de Laval
  • CHU Sainte-Justine




Hybrid event

Centre Mont-Royal

2200, Rue Mansfield Montréal, QC Canada, H3A 3R8

Registration period

September 14, 2023 - 12:00 PM until May 28, 2024 - 11:30 PM

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