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Tenth Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference

The Saint Louis University Center for Health Care Ethics will hold the Tenth Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference on May 5, 2023.

The Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University is pleased to announce the 10th annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference.

This conference is designed to foster advanced academic discourse in fields related to health care ethics, feature and affirm research by health care ethics students, and 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. Most participants and observers are expected to be Saint Louis University community members.

Registration is free of cost.

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The conference will accept abstract submissions related to bioethics, health care ethics, or medical humanities from students of any academic institution in any discipline. 

Submissions are due by March 24. Presenters will be notified by April 7.

Submit Your Abstract

Call for Papers (PDF)


Each category's first- and second-place winner will receive a cash prize. 

Past Winners 

  • Undergraduate Presentations: Sara Parikh (First),  Emma Jokisch (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Mia Romero (First), Nicole Neisen & Shae Parsons (Second *tied)
  • Graduate Presentation: Spencer Schmid (First), Dakotah Kinsella & Alexander Zhang (Second *tied), Sarosh Saleem (Honorable Mention)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Sophie Crane (First),  Sara Parikh (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Megan Doehner (First), Andrew Rich (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation (Room A): Jeffrey Poomkudy (First), Natalie Hardy (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation (Room B): Andrea Eidsvik (First),  Stephanie Tillman  (Second)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Megan Doehner (First),  Sara Parikh (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Shannon Quinn & Lauren Cardoza (First *tied), Katherine Gnanarajah (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Allie Bodin (First), Matthew Derek Estes (Second)
  • Poster: Katherine Gnanarajah
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Morgan Kelly (First),  Elizabeth Rhoades (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Allie Bodin (First),  Kelsey King (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Sarah Sawicki (First - SLU student),  Jayun Bae (First - Duke student), Addison Tenorio (Second)
  • Poster: Sidney Smith (First), Karen Rieffel (Second)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Twinkle Patel (First),  Kay Mastrocola and Ami Patel (Second *tied)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations:  Lohitha Guntupalli (First),  Rachel Holtgrive (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Jaime Konerman-Sease (First),  Jordan Mason (Second)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Twinkle Patel & Kay Mastrocola (First *tied), Catherine Gale (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Jasman Sidhu (First), Sweta Boopatiraju (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Ben Parks (First),  Kirsten Antonacci Dempsey (Second)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Manfred Cewe (First), Catherine Gale (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Luke Ruzowski (First), Jennifer Mathews (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Ysabel Johnston (First),  Anne Freidrich and Jaime Konerman-Sease (Second *tied)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Jennifer Mathews (First), Meghan Campbell (Second)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Megan Danzo (First), Catherine Larsen (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Michelle Bach (First),  Kayla Kostelecky and Ruaim Muaygil (Second *tied)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Jennifer Mathews (First)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Siddharth Bhayani (First), Vishal Thakkar (Second)
  • Graduate Presentation: Boaz Goss (First),  Nathaniel Hibner (Second)
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Gabrielle Broders (First)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Shelly Gulhar (First)
  • Graduate General Presentation: Rachelle Barinna (First),  Brad Thornock (Second)
  • Graduate Theology Presentation: Alyson Isaksson (First - Loyola University Chicago),  Emily Transick (Second)