CBHD regularly sponsors and hosts consultations and public events, as well as offers strategic counsel for a variety of organizations. Guest lectures are held from time to time to generate discussion of current topics in bioethics.

Many of the ethical questions in science, medicine, and biotechnology are yet to be worked out and must be developed with each new technology to protect human beings and to preserve the moral values of medicine. One major undertaking of CBHD's various event and education opportunities is our Annual Summer Conference. Each year, the conference draws top scholars and professionals involved in the wide range of disciplines represented in bioethics. Conference attendees likewise represent this wide spectrum of involvement, including medical professionals, ancillary-care professionals, lawyers, scientists, philosophers, public policymakers, theologians, educators, media professionals, and clergy.

Upcoming Events


CBHD's 21st Annual Summer Conference on Bioethics

Institutes: June 16-19, 2014
Conference: June 19-21, 2014
Seminars: June 23-25, 2014 
Deerfield, Illinois USA


Recent Events

Father's Vital Contribution to Improving the Health & Safety of Mother's and Newborns: Transforming communities in Nicaragua through the education of fathers.
Her Dignity Network Webinar
Friday, March 7th, 2014
12pm - 1pm (CST)

Reducing Maternal Mortality While Increasing Infant Survival: A Case Study from Kenya
Her Dignity Network Webinar
Friday, November 8th, 2013
11am - 12pm (CST)

Bioethics & Justice: Towards a Christian Understanding
3rd Annual Academy of Fellows Consultation
November 1st & 2nd, 2013
Trinity International University
Deerfield, Illinois USA

Health & Human Flourishing
CBHD's 20th Annual International Conference on Bioethics
Institutes: July 15-18, 2013
Conference: July 18-20, 2013
Seminars: July 22-24, 2013 
Deerfield, Illinois  USA

Conference: Managing an Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis: Critical Considerations for Counselors, Clinicians, and Friends
July 18, 2013
Co-Sponsored by The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
Trinity International University
Deerfield, IL

CBHD Welcomes 2009 GBEI Scholar, Megan Best, BMed, MAAE
author of "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Ethics and the Beginning of Human Life"

Morning Conversation for pastors & church leaders
April 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Trinity International University
Evening Lecture for the TIU community & general public
April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m
Kantzer Hall KSK141
Trinity International University

Her Dignity Network Launch
Her Dignity Network is a project of the global women's health Initiative from The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.
Friday, March 8th, 2013
Washington DC
(Event Information)
(Videos of Sessions at the Launch Event)

The Ethics & Theology of Synthetic Gametes
A Consultation of CBHD's Academy of Fellows
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Trinity International University
Kantzer Hall - KANT 141
(Event Information)
(Videos of Presentations)


Past Conferences

Other Past Center Events