Join ASBH to share your clinical or academic interests, network with others who practice in similar settings, and advance your career. Throughout the year, ASBH publishes calls for reviewers, for committee and task force members, and for elected positions to the board and nominating committee. ASBH encourages members to respond to the opportunities that best suit their interests and availability. Members are also welcome to participate in the Society's many affinity groups, which offer valuable networking and leadership experience.
Networking opportunities abound at the annual meeting, at affinity group meetings and at other informal gatherings, and throughout the year through service on committees and task forces, and participation in the ASBH list serve.
ASBH members receive a significant discount on annual meeting registration. This multidisciplinary national conference affords a unique opportunity to meet leaders in the field of bioethics and humanities and gain valuable knowledge through a variety of formats including plenary sessions, interactive workshops, scientific paper and poster presentations, and special interest groups. Members are also eligible to participate in the proposal review process.
These special interest groups plan presentations and educational programs; develop position papers, guidelines, and practice standards; monitor and recommend responses to regulatory legislation and ethical issues; and review and recommend research priorities.
Early Career Advisor Program
The Early Career Advisor Program given ASBH members who are early in their careers in bioethics or the humanities an opportunity to discuss a project or paper with more experienced members during the annual meeting. The expectation is that this discussion will assist individuals to advance toward publication of a paper or completion of a project that is significant for their career. To be considered, members must complete an application form.
Discounts on Scholarly Journals
ASBH members receive discounts on new or renewal subscriptions to a number of prestigious journals in the field of bioethics and humanities. Not all of the journals feature this benefit on their websites; you may need to call to identify yourself as an ASBH member to receive a discount.
The online ASBH member directory is a great way to connect with others in the field of bioethics and the medical humanities. You can search by last name, first name, city, state, or professional discipline. Members can update their profiles and contact information online.
ASBH members may opt to add their names to a speaker database that is available to media professionals who contact ASBH seeking expert opinion. The database is also available to other members of the public who are looking for a speaker.
ASBH List Serve
Featuring both job seeker profiles and the most up-to-date job listings and fellowships, the ASBH Career Center is the field's best resource for connecting bioethics and medical humanities professionals and employers. ASBH members get a significant discount when they post openings and applying for a position is free. The ASBH Career Center offers access to the National Healthcare Career Network, a growing network of over 300 top healthcare associations and professional organizations. There is no other online service that provides this level of functionality to job seekers and employers in the bioethics and medical humanities field.
Mailing List Rental
ASBH members receive a significant discount on the rental of the ASBH mailing list.