Annual Conference

ASBH 2018 Annual Conference


The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities' Annual Conference connects individuals and groups across many disciplines, all with interest in clinical and academic bioethics and health-related humanities. The conference provides a platform for presenting new ideas, debate, discussion, learning and networking with other professionals in related fields.

After participating in this conference, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss emerging issues in bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Discuss and apply recent research findings related to bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Reflect on the issues related to the future and uncertainty in bioethics and the medical humanities

Session topics include:

  • Clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation
  • Religion, culture and social sciences
  • Arts and literature
  • Philosophy and history
  • Research ethics and empirical research
  • Law, public health policy, organizational ethics
  • Education and inter-professional studies
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion


The schedule for the 2018 conference will be available in early summer. The 2017 ASBH conference schedule offered over 400 workshops, panels, and papers in bioethics and the health humanities.


Registration for the October 18 conference will open in early summer.

Travel Information

Check back in Winter 2018 for more information about hotel and travel options to Anaheim, CA. 


Become a partner to reach more than 1,200 healthcare professionals, educators, consultants, and others who have an interest in the field of clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities.

2018 Program Committee

Virginia Bartlett, PhD, Chair
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Johanna Rian, PhD
Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine

Gretchen Case, PhD
University of Utah

Kelly Dineen, RN JD PhD
Creighton University School of Law

Board Liaisons

Alex Kon, MD
University of California, San Diego

Ana Iltis, PhD
Wake Forest University

Past/Future Conferences

View information about past and future conferences.