2018 Conference Courses

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Preconference Institutes and Postconference Seminars explore contemporary bioethical issues more in-depth and can be taken 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 transferred to other institutions. Preconference Institutes will be held from June 18th–21st and the postconference seminar will be held from June 25th–27th on the Trinity campus.

 Intensive Bioethics Institute (BE5100)

June 18–21, 2018

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, end-of-life care, stem cell research, cloning, and other bioethical challenges. All academic credit students must attend the conference, June 21st–23rd, conference fee waived.

Directed by Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD, PhD

Paige Cunningham

Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD, PhD

 

 Advanced Bioethics Institute (BE6500)

June 18–21, 2018

This course considers various approaches to bioethics in greater depth, as well as coverage of key cutting-edge bioethical topics. Past topics have included biopolitics, feminist ethics, virtue ethics and moral theology, pediatric ethics, research ethics, genetics, and emerging technologies. All academic credit students must attend the conference, June 21st–23rd, conference fee waived.

Directed by Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

Michael Sleasman

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

 

 Bioethics for Professionals (BE476x)

June 20–21, 2018

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

Joyce Shelton

Joyce Shelton, PhD

 

 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (BE7700)

June 20–21, 2018

This course is designed as a guided research course to explore emerging issues in contemporary bioethics through topical workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of speakers addressing special areas of respective expertise. Special emphasis in the workshops will be given to the professional dimensions of the issues under consideration, as well as an examination of the evolving academic literature.

Directed by Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

Michael Sleasman

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

 

 Bioethics National Conference (BE5900)

June 21–23, 2018

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. Conference fee is waived and lunch is included.

Directed by Hans Madueme, MD, PhD

Hans Madueme

Hans Madueme, MD, PhD

 

 Global Health & Justice (BE6800)

June 25–27, 2018

An overview of biblical, theological and philosophical approaches to justice, and an overview of justice issues in global health and medicine. Topics to be explored include, for example: globalization and infectious diseases, pharmaceuticals and justice, women's health, Malthusianism in global health policy, rationing and resource allocation in the low resource environment, cancer and care for an aging world, biotechnologies and hunger, medical and ethical problems in short-term missions, bioethics in a world lacking global consensus, and the role of the Church when internal policies fail a population's citizens.

Directed by Claretta Y. Dupree, PhD & C. Christopher Hook, MD

Claretta Y. Dupree

Claretta Y. Dupree, PhD

C. Christopher Hook, PhD

C. Christopher Hook, MD

 

MORE INFORMATION

Preconference Institutes will meet primarily from 9:00am–5:30pm on the Trinity campus, June 18th–21st. Those wishing to attend the conference must register for the conference as well. The Preconference Institutes can be taken for 3 academic credits. All academic credit students are required to attend the conference as part of the course.

Postconference Seminar will meet from 8:30am–4:30pm on the Trinity campus, Monday through Wednesday immediately following the conference, June 25th–27th. Those wishing to attend the conference must register for the conference as well. The Postconference Seminar can be taken for 2-3 academic credits.

Academic Credit Students
Academic credit hours are offered through Trinity International University (TIU) and can be credited toward degree programs at Trinity or transferred to other institutions. Those taking a Preconference Institute or National Bioethics Conference Course for academic credit are required to attend the conference and are automatically registered for the conference when they register for the course through TIU. If you are not currently a Trinity student and are interested in academic credit, please contact Trinity Graduate Admissions at 847.317.8000. The conference fee is waived for those students. Academic credit cannot be requested after the event.

Non-Credit Students
Courses are open to anyone who has an interest in bioethics, but may not necessarily be pursuing a degree. Those interested in the non-credit option for the courses can register via the conference website by clicking the register button. Those wishing to attend the conference must register for the conference as well.

Continuing Education Students
A certificate of completion can be granted for any of the summer courses offered by CBHD. Several of the courses and conference offer continuing education credits for medical professionals. More information will be available once all continuing education credits have been approved.

 

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