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SLU 200: Health and Social Justice Conference Seeks Papers

Saint Louis University will host the Health and Social Justice Conference in September 2018 in as part of the University’s bicentennial and to honor and celebrate the work done by SLU’s students, faculty and alumni and University partners.

The conference is accepting proposals for papers, workshops and posters until Friday, March 23. Decisions will be made by Sunday, April 15. The original deadline was Thursday, March 1.

The conference is set from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 15.

In a Catholic, Jesuit university, social justice finds its origin in the dignity of every human being made in the image and likeness of God. As part of its mission, the University has supported the promotion of health, health care, public health and health law in service to the social ideals of justice afforded by the dignity of every human being. The health of human beings is not only the health of individuals, but also needs the proper social and legal conditions that enable the health of communities.

In this spirit, abstracts of scholarly work or projects related to the theme Health and Social Justice may be submitted for the conference.

Examples of topics might include:

  • Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Health Care
  • Basic Science in Health and Health Care
  • Clinical Research in Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Equity and Health Justice
  • Health Law
  • Philosophy of Wellbeing
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Bioethics and Health Care Ethics
  • Theology and Bioethics

Individual papers can be submitted, as well as proposals for workshops or posters. Panels can be proposed around themes. Interdisciplinary panels and panels made up of students, faculty and/or University partners are encouraged.

Panels and workshops will have up to 75 minutes, and should be limited to three speakers and a coordinator. Abstracts should be no longer than 750 words. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

All papers accepted for presentation at the conference, as well as individual papers given in the panel sessions, will be published in the 200th Anniversary Conference Proceedings.

Proposals may be submitted here.