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May
20
Thu
The Ethics of Heart Transplantation @ Online Event
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New proposals to increase heart donations after brain death raise complex ethical dilemmas. Join the MS in Bioethics Program at Columbia and Columbia’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics for a discussion of these controversies and how to move forward.

 

May
27
Thu
Asia-Pacific Bioethics Education Network Conference – Rethinking Bioethics Education after 2020 @ Online
May 27 – May 30 all-day

2020 has been a year of extraordinary upheaval and change within societies and healthcare systems. At APBEN 2021 we hope to initiate conversations that will help to reshape bioethics and health professionalism education in the years ahead so that we can not only meet the challenges confronting healthcare systems and societies but also move beyond them, helping to create a more equitable, inclusive and responsive community of ethical and professional practitioners and scholars.

Conference format:

The conference will take place wholly online over four days 27th-30th May, 2021. Participants will be able to explore the program at their convenience, watch recorded presentations, view posters, and post questions and comments for other participants. A number of live interactive sessions will take place during the four days that will be recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend live. There will be a strong social media presence throughout the conference assisting with networking, engagement and communication of experiences and research.

Registration will include full access to all conference sessions, including live interactive sessions, recorded presentations, posters and discussion boards. Participants will be able to access all content for a three month period following the conference dates.

 

May
31
Mon
11th Annual WMU Medical Humanities Conference: Call for Abstracts
May 31 all-day

The 11th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference will be held September 23–24, 2021. This gathering is convened yearly to discuss perspectives on the intersection of the humanities and health, including patient narratives, the history of medicine and health care, biomedical ethics, spirituality, arts and literature, and so on. Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic, vaccines, and university travel budgets, we will be hosting the meeting online through Microsoft Teams.  We hope to return to a physical meeting in Kalamazoo next year.

While we invite submissions for individual paper presentations, we especially encourage and will give preference to panel submissions that bring together individuals from different backgrounds or academic areas to discuss a common question, theme, or issue. We are also happy to receive submissions in performance art—spoken word, poetry, acting, music, and so on—while keeping in mind the limitations of an online meeting.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include name, department/institutional affiliation, project title, and an abstract not to exceed 500 words. Proposals should be submitted by May 15 to medical?humanities@wmich.edu. Accepted presentations will be notified by June 1; conference registration will be required of all presenters.

Graduate student submissions are eligible for the Shirley Bach Memorial Graduate Student Award. This award, as judged by the conference planning committee members, will be specially designated on the conference program. All single-author graduate student proposals are eligible—please indicate in the submission materials that you would like to be considered.

Jun
9
Wed
Biotechnology and the Future of Medicine @ Online
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

The 2021 Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference (ABC), Biotechnology and the Future of Medicine, will explore the potential of biotechnology to drive and shape the future of clinical care and research. Each session will explore a developing technology and consider its current and future uses, the ethical values that can shape these advancements, and how these technologies may be changing our choices and values.

This online conference, taking place from June 9-11, will examine how ethics interacts with biotechnology in medicine, and consider multiple approaches to how we might ensure that biotechnology continues to evolve ethically and for the benefit of all.

 

Jun
21
Mon
Global Bioethics Summer School Online @ Online
Jun 21 – Jun 26 all-day

Join us for a week of exciting debates, lectures, seminars, film screenings and guest speakers including internationally renowned experts in bioethics and an opportunity to make connections and network with exceptional participants and professionals! Apply today!

 

Jun
24
Thu
CBHD’s 28th Annual Summer Conference: Bioethics & the Body @ Hybrid Online / Trinity International University
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our 28th annual conference, Bioethics & the Body. Distinguished speakers will examine foundational concepts and bioethical considerations related to the myriad ways in which we view, interact with, manipulate, and analyze our physical bodies. Plenary sessions will focus on understanding the human body through a theological lens, disability and issues of identity in a bioethical context, the goals of medicine with respect to disease, pregnancy and prenatal testing, and the biological and technological merging of the human and nonhuman.

Workshops and paper sessions will explore additional issues from among the wide spectrum of traditional and emerging bioethical topics, ranging from beginning-of-life issues and dilemmas in clinical ethics to reproductive and genetic ethics, disability ethics, emerging technology assessment, historical analyses, philosophical foundations, policy considerations, and legal implications.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s annual conference is the leading venue for Christian bioethical engagement, providing opportunities for equipping and education, professional development and academic engagement, as well as networking for professionals, researchers, policymakers, educators, and students across a variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

Conference Objectives:

Identify the prospects and challenges for the evolving landscape of bioethical engagement within the context of shifting global and societal realities and advances in medicine and biotechnology.

Explore & discuss the ethical implications of recent developments in medicine, science, and technology with respect to our individual and common humanity.

Evaluate contemporary bioethical discourses in light of ethical approaches that include philosophical, religious, and other perspectives from the medical humanities.

Promote interdisciplinary engagement on pressing bioethical issues.

 

 

Sep
1
Wed
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Global Bioethics
Sep 1 all-day

The journal Global Bioethics will announce its relaunch in 2021 with new joint editors, Cristina Richie and Cheryl Macpherson. This call for papers marks the simultaneous shift in aims, scope, and editorial vision as we begin by revisiting definitions of ‘global bioethics’.

The ‘global bioethics’ described by Van Rensselaer Potter in the 1960’s and 1970’s explored
concerns about nuclear devastation and environmental carrying capacity of our planet.
Overlooked by many in bioethics, Potter’s global bioethics has been interpreted, applied, and advanced by different authors. It is sometimes used informally in discussions of a given bioethics issue presumed to have global relevance, and sometimes raises questions resembling past questions about the existence of a common morality and the universality of bioethics.

Submissions to this call for papers will attempt to re-define global bioethics and deepen or
broaden understandings of what ‘global bioethics’ is and does. They may help to distinguish global bioethics from biomedical ethics and sub-specialties such as public health ethics and research ethics; contextualize and distinguish between global and local relevance of its applications; and identify specific points of interconnectedness between individuals, populations, and non-human beings. Peer reviewed and commissioned submissions will provide the focus for the 2021 volume of Global Bioethics and it’s relaunch. As such, these contributions will inform the direction of the journal and highlight the significance of and roles for global bioethics today.

Submissions will constitute original research of 3000-7000 words as described in the journal’s new Aims and Scope (see Types of Articles and Word Count). Submissions to this call will be reviewed when received and, if accepted, published open access online. Submissions are encouraged by 15th April 2021 and will be accepted until 1st September 2021. Authors and institutions in countries defined by the World Bank as low or middle income are eligible for 50% discount (authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/publishing-open-access/requesting-an-apc-waiver/).

Sep
23
Thu
11th Annual WMU Medical Humanities Conference @ Online Event
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

The 11th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference will be held September 23–24, 2021. This gathering is convened yearly to discuss perspectives on the intersection of the humanities and health, including patient narratives, the history of medicine and health care, biomedical ethics, spirituality, arts and literature, and so on. Due to ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic, vaccines, and university travel budgets, we will be hosting the meeting online through Microsoft Teams.  We hope to return to a physical meeting in Kalamazoo next year.