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Program Theme

Reimagining and Claiming the Role of Public Bioethics and Health Humanities

Program Description

ASBH’s 24th Annual Conference examines the role of bioethics and the health humanities in understanding some of our most pressing public controversies and concerns. We will critically explore the transformations that bioethics and the health humanities have undergone in both their evolution as fields and their engagement with the public as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we gather in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, let us use lessons learned to reimagine and claim the public role of bioethics and the health humanities, reflect on different types of interconnection and engagement with the public, and together chart new courses forward.

The conference will address critical questions such as these: How can we reckon with past failings and rebuild trust among diverse communities? How might the public face of bioethics continue to shift over the coming years? How can we recognize the connections between bioethics and the health humanities and use these intersections to propel us toward solutions to pressing public problems?

Overall Conference Objectives

After participating in this conference, attendees should be able to

  • Define public bioethics and health humanities

  • Explore emerging issues in bioethics and the health humanities

  • Discuss and apply recent research findings and insights from critical methodologies related to bioethics and the health humanities

  • Demonstrate how bioethics and the health humanities can engage with diverse public communities

  • Identify opportunities to advocate for structural, cultural, and disciplinary changes through examination of diverse values and viewpoints

For more information on proposal submission types and other requirements, visit the ASBH website

Questions? Call 847.375.4745 or email info@asbh.org.