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Eighth Annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference

The Center for Health Care Ethics' eighth annual Health Care Ethics Research Conference will be online this year on May 7, 2021.

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, 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. A majority of participants and observers are expected to be members of the Saint Louis University community.

Registration is free.  

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Conference submissions are encouraged to engage any theme related to bioethics, health care ethics or medical humanities. 

Submissions are due by March 12. 

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The first- and second-place winner in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize. In addition, the winners of the senior undergraduate category will receive the honor of representing the Center for Health Care Ethics at the Senior Legacy Symposium.

Winners - 2020

  • Poster: Katherine Gnanarajah
  • Undergraduate Presentations: Morgan Kelly (1st) & Elizabeth Rhoades (2nd)
  • Senior Undergrad Presentations: Allie Bodin (1st) & Kelsey King (2nd)
  • Graduate Presentation: Sarah Sawicki (1st - SLU student) & Jayun Bae (1st - Duke student) Addison Tenorio (2nd)