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29th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics

University of Washington
August 1-5, 2016

This annual one-week Seminar is an intensive, interactive introduction to the four-box method of analysis of ethical problems in clinical ethics, developed by Jonsen, Siegler, and Winslade in their book CLINICAL ETHICS. The Seminar also introduces the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation. Lectures are designed to familiarize participants with basic definitions and arguments in each of the major topics of clinical ethics. In addition, the Seminar aims to provide participants with skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations and to assist others in doing so. Hence, careful attention is paid to methods of case analysis and to discussion of cases. The Seminar has always attracted a mix of participants that resembles the actual participants in clinical care, making it possible to share different, but complementary views.

Attendance for this one week Seminar is directed to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care of patients of the education of providers.

National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC)

Call for Proposals

The National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) and National Bioethics Bowl are annual events that bring together students and speakers from across the country to celebrate undergraduate research and welcome a new generation of students into the field of bioethics. These events are planned and organized by students with faculty support.

Proposals to host the next NUBC and Bioethics Bowl in Spring 2017 are invited from undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs. Innovative program designs are encouraged. For example, schools may propose to offer keynote and luncheon speakers with the expectation that most participants will be focused on the Bioethics Bowl. Traditional approaches to these events are also welcome. Historically the NUBC and Bioethics Bowl have run concurrently over two days. NUBC events have featured guest speakers, student debates, student essay contests, art exhibits, and film screenings on issues of current interest within the field of bioethics.

Proposals should be submitted no later than November 1 to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Proposals should describe the program and schedule, including the Bioethics Bowl; the current bioethics offerings on campus; the budget for the conference; and letters of support from key faculty.

If approved, ASBH will provide $1500 in support, a link from the ASBH website to the host school's event page, and other assistance as requested in promoting the meeting to ASBH members. The host school is responsible for all aspects of event planning and coordination including selecting and inviting speakers, marketing, and on-site logistics. After the event, the host school is expected to share the registration list and contact information with ASBH.

Past Host Schools

Case Western Reserve University (2016), Florida State University (2015), Loyola University of Chicago (2014), Georgetown University (2013), University of Denver (2012), Duke University (2011), University of Puget Sound (2010), Harvard University (2009), Union College (2008), Michigan State University (2007), Notre Dame (2006), University of Pennsylvania (2005), University of Michigan (2004), Texas A & M (2003), Boston University (2002), Emory (2001), Notre Dame (2000), University of Virginia (1999), and Princeton (1998)