CBHD's 25th Annual Conference

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 About the Conference

Join us for our 25th annual summer conference, as we explore anew our individual and common humanity in light of the ever-evolving developments in medicine, science, and technology. Plenary speakers will address being and remaining human in an age of science & technology, genetics, and neuroscience & the BRAIN Initiative; bioethics in literature and pop culture; human rights & dignity; and theological examinations of contentment, human flourishing, particularity, and embodiment as they relate to bioethics.

Engage more personally in workshops and parallel sessions on a wide spectrum of perennial and emerging issues in contemporary bioethics relevant to professional practice, public policy, scholarship, the classroom, and making moral decisions in everyday life.

Conference Objectives:

Identify the prospects and challenges for the evolving landscape of bioethical engagement within the context of shifting global and societal realities and advances in medicine and biotechnology.

Explore & discuss the ethical implications of recent developments in medicine, science, and technology with respect to our individual and common humanity.

Evaluate contemporary bioethical discourses in light of ethical approaches that include philosophical, religious, and other perspectives from the medical humanities.

Promote interdisciplinary engagement on pressing bioethical issues.

  Bioethics & Being Human 25 Anniversary Logo and Conference Dates


Christina Bieber Lake, PhD
Christina Bieber Lake, PhD

Wheaton College
  Dennis Hollinger, PhD
Dennis Hollinger, PhD

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  C. Christopher Hook, MD
C. Christopher Hook, MD

Mayo Clinic
  Warren Kinghorn, MD, PhD
Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD

Duke Divinity School
Duke University Medical School
Paul Scherz, PhD
Paul Scherz,
PhD, PhD

Catholic University of America
  Read Mercer Schuchardt, PhD
Read Mercer Schuchardt, PhD

Wheaton College
  Michael Sleasman, PhD
Michael Sleasman, PhD

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
  Pia de Solenni, PhD
Pia de Solenni, SThD

Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
    Morse Tan, JD
Morse Tan, JD

NIU College of Law
  Read Mercer Schuchardt, PhD
Stephen Williams, PhD

Queen’s University Belfast


We have lowered our conference rates in honor of our 25th Anniversary. 

Conference Rates (after 3.25.2018):

  • CBHD Member: $299
  • Non-Member: $349
  • Student/Early Career Professional*: $99

*Early Career Professionals are defined as within 5 years postgraduation from their most recent degree.


 In Partnership with

American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynocologists   Americans College of Pediatricians   Americans United for Life   Christian Legal Society
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations   Intervarsity Nurses Christian Fellowship    

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