Professional Development

Career Development Programs

ASBH offers a variety of programs to support students, early-career individuals, and those new to the fields of bioethics and the health humanities. 

Meet the Expert 

The Meet the Expert session is an opportunity for a small group of students, trainees, and early career individuals to meet with nationally-renowned experts in bioethics and health humanities in a friendly, casual setting during the Annual Meeting. The Meet the Expert program is not a forum for individual advising, but rather an opportunity to engage in an hour-long group conversation with other participants and the Expert.

For the 2022 program, we have selected Experts in 5 categories that correspond with this year’s theme and with ASBH’s strategic priorities. The categories and experts are:

Thursday, 10/27, 5:15–6:15 pm

  • Working in "public" health humanities: Keisha Ray
  • Working as a Clinical Ethicist: Virginia Bartlett 
  • Working in Research Ethics: Seema Shah
  • Working in bioethics/health humanities with a focus on Health Equity: Jen James 

Friday, 10/28, 12:45–1:45 pm 

  • Working in "public" bioethics: Govind Persad
  • Working as a Clinical Ethicist: Ian Wolfe

You can sign up for the 2022 Meet the Expert program while registering for the 2022 Annual Conference. We will do our best to match you to your preferred expert. Please keep in mind that, despite this program being split over two days, you may only participate in one session to ensure maximal fair opportunity for all. For this same reason, participants in the Meet the Expert program will not be eligible to participate in the 2022 Early Career Advisor Program.

Register for the 2022 Annual Conference now! 

 

Early Career Advisor Program (ECAP)

ECAP gives individuals early in their careers in health humanities or bioethics the opportunity to discuss a paper or project with experienced ASBH members or meet with an experienced ASBH member to discuss professional development. The program is organized into two different tracks. ECAP gives individuals early in their careers in health humanities or bioethics the opportunity to discuss a paper or project with experienced ASBH members or meet with an experienced ASBH member to discuss professional development. The program is organized into two different tracks. You may only apply to one program track, and participants in the 2022 Meet the Expert program are not eligible to participate in the 2022 ECAP cycle.

More information about the 2022 ECAP cycle will be announced in the coming months via ASBH e-blast and updates to this page. 

Paper or Project Track

The goal of this track is to pair a learner with a professional who can advise them on one particular small project. It is not intended to help you find a thesis advisor, give you a peer-review grant score, or edit an entire screen play. We have recruited advisors who are willing to read up to 20 pages of a specific project. Early career members of ASBH are invited to submit up to 20 pages of their paper or project and a curriculum vitae. Examples of projects that are appropriate for submission include scholarly journal article, a specific aims or methods section of a grant, or curriculum/course design.

Professional Development

The goal of this track is to pair a learner with an advisor in teaching, grant writing, publishing, engaging the public, or securing a job.  Early career members of ASBH are invited to submit their CV and a completed application identifying questions related to professional development they would like to discuss with a seasoned ASBH member.