Bioethics & the Body

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  ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Join us for our 27th annual conference, Bioethics & the Body. Distinguished speakers will examine foundational concepts and bioethical considerations related to the myriad ways in which we view, interact with, manipulate, and analyze our physical bodies. Plenary sessions will focus on understanding the human body through a theological lens, disability and issues of identity in a bioethical context, the goals of medicine with respect to disease, pregnancy and prenatal testing, and the biological and technological merging of the human and nonhuman.

Workshops and paper sessions will explore additional issues from among the wide spectrum of traditional and emerging bioethical topics, ranging from beginning-of-life issues and dilemmas in clinical ethics to reproductive and genetic ethics, disability ethics, emerging technology assessment, historical analyses, philosophical foundations, policy considerations, and legal implications.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s annual conference is the leading venue for Christian bioethical engagement, providing opportunities for equipping and education, professional development and academic engagement, as well as networking for professionals, researchers, policymakers, educators, and students across a variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

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.

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  MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Nicanor Austriaco
Nicanor P. G. Austriaco
PhD, STD


PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

 

Jeffrey Bishop
Jeffrey P. Bishop
MD, PhD


SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

 

Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada

JONI AND FRIENDS

Beth Felker Jones
Beth Felker Jones
PhD


WHEATON COLLEGE

  Donna J. Harrison
Donna J. Harrison
MD


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF
PRO-LIFE OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS
  Kimbell Kornu
Kimbell Kornu
MD, PhD


SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Karla Polaschek
Karla A. Polaschek
MD


MEDICAL ARTS ASSOCIATES
 

D. Christopher Rlaston
D. Christopher Ralston
PHD


JONI AND FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY CENTER

 

Peter J. Smith
Peter J. Smith
MD, MA, FAAP


THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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 In Partnership with

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

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