"Ethics & Embodiment" | March 27, 2015
The Center for Health Care Ethics is pleased to announce the Second Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference, an annual research conference for undergraduate and graduate students to present research related to health care ethics to an interdisciplinary audience. This conference is designed to foster advanced academic discourse in fields related to health care ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, feature and affirm research by Health Care Ethics students as well as increase awareness of ethical issues in science and medicine to the university and wider community.
The conference will be open and free of charge to anyone in the St. Louis community interested in bioethics and medical humanities. However, we expect the majority of participants and observers to be members of the Saint Louis University community. We intend the conference to attract individuals from many different disciplines and foster interdisciplinary dialogue about important issues in health care.
Date: March 27, 2015
12:00pm: Keynote Speaker by Distinguished Lecturer
1:30-4:00pm: Conference Presentations
4:00-5:00pm: Reception with Refreshments
Registration is free, and will open in January, 2015. Please check back for additional details.
SUBMISSSIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2015, by email to HCEConference@slu.edu.
From the Ebola outbreak to the cases of Marla Munoz and Jahi McMath to the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this year's events have reignited discussion about the human body, how we relate to our bodies and what the body means in our society. The Second Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference, hosted by SLU's Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, will examine issues related to the ethics of embodiment. Conference submissions are encouraged, but not required, to engage this theme.
Students are encouraged to submit research projects and papers completed as part of an HCE (or related discipline) course requirement, as well as independent research projects. There are three different categories of submissions: (1) Graduate, (2) Undergraduate-Non-Senior and (3) Undergraduate-Senior. The conference will accept abstract submissions from students in any area of work related to bioethics, health care ethics or medical humanities, including students from other SLU departments and other local universities.
The first and second place winner in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize. In addition, the winners of the Undergraduate-Senior category will receive the honor of representing Health Care Ethics in the Senior Legacy Symposium.
Please direct any questions or concerns to HCEConference@slu.edu.