CBHD's 20th Annual Summer Conference - Institutes/Seminars

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General Course Information

 

The conference and any institute or seminar can be done with or without academic credit and/or continuing education credit. Academic credit hours are offered through Trinity International University and can be credited toward degree programs at Trinity or can be transferred to other institutions. Academic credit cannot be requested after the event. For more information, call 847.317.4095.

 

Preconference Institutes will meet primarily from 9:00 am-5:30 pm on the Trinity campus July 15-18. Those wishing to attend the conference must register for the combined conference/institute package. The Preconference Institutes can be taken for 1-4 academic credits, depending on the course.

 

Postconference Seminars will meet from 8:30 am-4:30 pm on the Trinity campus, Monday through Wednesday immediately following the conference, July 22-24. Those wishing to attend the conference must register for the combined conference/seminar package. The Postconference Seminars can be taken for 2-3 academic credits.

 

 

Contact Information


Jennifer McVey, MDiv
Event and Education Manager
Phone: 847.317.4095
Email: jmcvey@cbhd.org

Course Descriptions

Intensive Bioethics Institute
July 15-18, 2013

This course provides a graduate level survey of the field of bioethics, introducing competing ways of addressing bioethical issues in historical, philosophical, and theological perspectives. Topics include history of bioethics, competing ethical approaches, beginning-of-life issues, assisted reproduction, genetic intervention, end-of-life care, stem cell research, cloning, emerging technologies, and other bioethical challenges. All academic students must attend the conference.

Directed by
Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD

 

Advanced Bioethics Institute
July 15-18, 2013

This course considers various approaches to bioethics in greater depth, as well as coverage of key cutting-edge bioethical topics.  Topics include biopolitics, feminist ethics, virtue ethics and moral theology, pediatric ethics, genetic ethics, and emerging tech. All academic credit students must attend the conference.

Directed by
Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

 

Genetic Ethics & Prenatal Diagnosis**
July 17-18, 2013

Technological advances in human genetics abound, and genetic testing is increasingly available to various individuals and populations. This course examines ethical issues arising from advances in genetics, with particular attention to prenatal and adult genetic testing, biobanking and newborn screening, and adverse diagnosis from the perspective of scientific, philosophical, and Christian theological reflections.

Directed by
D. Joy Riley, MD

 

Current Issues in the Ethics of Organ Transplantation*
July 17-18, 2013

This course is an in-depth examination of the pressing ethical issues arising in the realm of contemporary solid organ transplantation. All varieties of solid organ transplantation will be addressed, along with legal definitions of death, market intrusions into the “gift of life,” and current cultural misrepresentations of the transplant enterprise. The stressors consequent to an inadequate supply of organs will be addressed, especially as scarcity motivates efforts to curtail donor dignity.

Directed by
Greg Rutecki, MD

 

Basic Bioethics for Professionals Institute
July 17-18, 2013

An overview offered at the undergraduate level and professional level exploring key issues in bioethics with special interest for professionals in medicine, healthcare, media, and pastoral ministry. Topics include clinical ethics, stem cell research, cloning, biotechnologies, abortion, assisted reproduction, and end-of-life decision-making. The conference is included for all participants and academic credit students in this course.

Directed by
Joyce Shelton, PhD

 

Bioethics National Conference Course
July 18-20, 2013

This course provides an additional academic perspective on the conference. It includes class meetings in conjunction with the conference, but most of the content will be the conference itself.  Readings prior to the conference and assignments following will be required. It is only offered for academic credit.

Directed by
Hans Madueme, MD, PhD or Ferdinand D. Yates, MD

 

Bioethics and International Human Rights
July 22-24, 2013

This course addresses paramount issues of justice in our time while providing a perennial philosophical and theological place to stand. The course will also explore the intersection of bioethics and international human rights in the contexts of the United Nations, the European system of human rights, the Inter-American system of human rights and North Korea—even as it lays a jurisprudential foundation for the subjects.

Directed by
Morse Tan, JD, co-taught with
Richard Stith, JD, PhD

 

Remaking Humanity
July 22-24, 2013

Developments in the fields of genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, bioelectronics, and neurotechnology are arriving at a staggering pace. This seminar will explore these technologies and motivations offering analysis and critique from technical, philosophical, and theological perspectives, while developing tools to engage existing as well as emerging technologies.

Directed by
C. Christopher Hook, MD, co-taught with Brent Waters, PhD

 

 

*CME Accreditation
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the  Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through joint sponsorship with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor CME for physicians.

The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of  11.50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

**CME Accreditation
This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the  Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) through joint sponsorship with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor CME for physicians.

The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of  12.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.