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Jan
25
Sat
Inaugural Clinical Bioethics Symposium @ UTRGV School of Medicine Auditorium
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

This two-day conference convenes leaders in clinical and academic bioethics to explore ethical questions and concerns in healthcare.

Session Topics:

  • Ethical Principles and Values
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Clinical settings where ethics discussions arise

 

Mar
1
Sun
34th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care Call for Abstracts
Mar 1 all-day

This conference will be organized by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh), the Center for Bioethics & Biolaw at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, as well as the Bioethics Committee at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Science. The conference will focus on challenges posed by moral, religious and cultural diversity to healthcare, the life sciences and bioethics. Abstracts addressing any of the issues mentioned in the headings below from a philosophical and/or ethical perspective will be favored, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

Basic concepts

  • Diversity and pluralism
  • Relativism, objectivism and universalism
  • Moral disagreement
  • Moral compromise
  • Tolerance
  • Deliberation

Conflicts between the patient’ rights and wishes & the health practitioner’s rights and duties

  • Wish fulfilling medicine (non-medical interventions)
  • Right-to-try and compassionate use
  • Alternative medicine
  • Conscientious objection in medicine

Bioethics in democratic and/or autocratic societies

  • Bioethics and democratic values
  • Deliberative processes in bioethics
  • Moral expertise and moral experts
  • Ethics/bioethics committees
  • Moral education in a democratic society
  • Participatory medicine
  • Citizen science

Facing diversity

  • Moral pluralism and the value of human life & death
  • Cultural diversity and concepts of health, disease, and illness
  • New reproductive technologies and diverse accounts of parenthood
  • Diversity (cultural, social, ethnic, gender) and justice in healthcare
  • Methods of resolving moral disagreements

Global bioethics

  • Challenges of multiculturalism
  • Theories of global bioethics
  • Global bioethics and human rights
  • Global health problems, research, practice, and policy
  • International cooperation for health

Emerging ICT in healthcare

  • E-medicine / e-health
  • Wearables in healthcare
  • Big data on health and data mining
  • Public health surveillance technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum) before March 1, 2020. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. Please send abstracts by e-mail to: Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the espmh, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland: bert.gordijn@dcu.ie

 

Mar
22
Sun
Conference on Medicine and Religion – True to Tradition? Religion, the Secular, ?and the Future of Medicine @ The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The medicine we know today has a history, and that history sets the terms for what we expect medicine to become in the future.  What are the historical sources of contemporary medicine?  What has been lost that should be recovered?  What should be left behind?  In particular, what do we know about the Hippocratic tradition?  How has that tradition been taken up, modified, and developed in Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures?  What resources, if any, does that tradition offer to practitioners today?  What aspects of the medicine of the past should ground the medicine of the future?

The 2020 Conference on Medicine and Religion invites clinicians, scholars, clergy, students and others to take up these and other questions related to the intersection of medicine and religion.  The conference encourages participants to consider these questions in light of religious traditions and practices, particularly, though not exclusively, those of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conference is a forum for exchanging ideas from an array of disciplinary perspectives, from accounts of clinical practices to empirical research to scholarship in the humanities.  ?

Mar
26
Thu
National Nursing Ethics Conference @ Luskin, Conference Center, UCLA
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

Our roles in healthcare call us to be moral agents, promoting beneficence in our care and interaction with others. This responsibility is complicated, as our agency necessitates commitments to many (patients, their families, society), our professional relationships within organizations, and our commitment to the goals and values of our professions. In a sense, we are double, and at times, triple agents who face competing obligations, and at times encounter limitations and obstacles as we try to meet them. If we feel caught in this bind, we must consider how to move beyond the idea of “fixing it,” which can trap us in narrowed perspectives. Our fast-paced environments and habituation to quick responses and timely reaction can also limit creativity and reflection in these moments. Yet it is in these instances, amidst the pressures, that we need to pause, to see the bigger picture and discern an ethical response. This process is not always graceful, but even if we blunder, reflection and debriefing teach us how we might respond differently in the future. The 2020 NNEC provides an opportunity to learn how to appreciate ethical humility, develop ethical competence, cultivate ethical cultures, and appreciate the complexity of being moral agents and acting in more well-informed and virtuous ways.

Mar
31
Tue
The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation – Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers @ Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mar 31 – Apr 3 all-day

The Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University is delighted to host the 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics and Consultation (ICCEC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Given that this is the first time that the ICCEC will be hosted on the African continent, the theme “Beyond Borders: exploring new frontiers” is apt. The conference will explore clinical ethics challenges that traverse borders and shift paradigms against a backdrop of cultural complexity and diversity.

We hope that the ethical challenges raised by the theme will be of interest to health care professionals and scholars, bioethicists, legal scholars, policy makers and health science partners from around the world. We look forward to sharing ideas and contributing new and diverse perspectives on clinical ethics that will help us to step beyond our boundaries of comfort to experience different philosophical systems that influence decision making in clinical ethics in different parts of the world. This is particularly relevant as geographical borders become more porous and migration patterns bring cultural diversity and ethical challenges to various corners of the globe.

Africa is a continent of wide diversity – genetically and culturally. In South Africa, we embrace a spirit of Ubuntu or interconnectedness that is vital to building peaceful human relationships and to resolving differences in healthcare perspectives when they conflict. We are also, as one human family, all part of the 4th industrial revolution and we will face the challenges that this new digital journey in health care and clinical ethics will bring.

We extend a warm welcome to all delegates to an academically stimulating ICCEC in Africa! We also hope you will find time to enjoy the historical university town of Stellenbosch, the vineyards with breathtaking views of the Helderberg mountains and the beautiful city of Cape Town with its world renowned tourist attractions.

 

May
11
Mon
14th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law @ Porto Palacio Hotel, Porto, Portugal
May 11 – May 14 all-day

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics welcomes all of you to the 14th World Conference.

The World Conference offers its participants an international platform for fruitful scientific discourse on more than 60 topics and subtopics in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and health law.

Target Groups: Members of Ethics Committees, Physicians, Lawyers, Judges, Forensic doctors, Nurses, Teachers and Educators in Medical Schools, Nursing Schools, Law Schools, Schools of Social Work, Faculties of Philosophy and Ethics, Professional Organizations, Governmental & Public Bodies.

Main Aspects

  • Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Health Law
  • Ethics Committees
  • Biomedical Research and Experimentation
  • Forensic Medicine, Law and Ethics
  • Bioethics Education

 

Aug
26
Wed
34th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care – Diversity and Bioethics
Aug 26 – Aug 29 all-day

This conference will be organized by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh), the Center for Bioethics & Biolaw at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, as well as the Bioethics Committee at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Science. The conference will focus on challenges posed by moral, religious and cultural diversity to healthcare, the life sciences and bioethics. Abstracts addressing any of the issues mentioned in the headings below from a philosophical and/or ethical perspective will be favored, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

Basic concepts

  • Diversity and pluralism
  • Relativism, objectivism and universalism
  • Moral disagreement
  • Moral compromise
  • Tolerance
  • Deliberation

Conflicts between the patient’ rights and wishes & the health practitioner’s rights and duties

  • Wish fulfilling medicine (non-medical interventions)
  • Right-to-try and compassionate use
  • Alternative medicine
  • Conscientious objection in medicine

Bioethics in democratic and/or autocratic societies

  • Bioethics and democratic values
  • Deliberative processes in bioethics
  • Moral expertise and moral experts
  • Ethics/bioethics committees
  • Moral education in a democratic society
  • Participatory medicine
  • Citizen science

Facing diversity

  • Moral pluralism and the value of human life & death
  • Cultural diversity and concepts of health, disease, and illness
  • New reproductive technologies and diverse accounts of parenthood
  • Diversity (cultural, social, ethnic, gender) and justice in healthcare
  • Methods of resolving moral disagreements

Global bioethics

  • Challenges of multiculturalism
  • Theories of global bioethics
  • Global bioethics and human rights
  • Global health problems, research, practice, and policy
  • International cooperation for health

Emerging ICT in healthcare

  • E-medicine / e-health
  • Wearables in healthcare
  • Big data on health and data mining
  • Public health surveillance technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract in Word format (500 words maximum) before March 1, 2020. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation. Please send abstracts by e-mail to: Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the espmh, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland: bert.gordijn@dcu.ie