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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

Transformations in Care
CBHD's 23rd Annual Summer Conference
Institutes: June 13-16, 2016
Conference: June 16-18, 2016
Seminars: June 20-22, 2016
Deerfield, IL  USA


Recent Events

Bare Life and Moral Life Symposium
Co-Sponsored by the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University; the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, and CBHD
​June 29-July 1, 2015
Saint Louis University, Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Science, Research, and the Limits of Bioethics
CBHD's 22nd Annual Summer Conference
Institutes: June 15-18, 2015
Conference: June 18-20, 2015
Seminars: June 22-24, 2015 
Deerfield, Illinois

Plan B Consultation
Wednesday, February 6, 2015
Trinity International University
Deerfield, Illinois

4th Academy of Fellows Consultation
Friday-Saturday, January 23rd-24th, 2015
Hyatt Deerfield
Deerfield, Illinois

4th Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

CBHD's Healthcare Ethics Council Webinar
Ebola Ethics: Beside and Boardroom
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm (CST)

Evidence-Based Best Practices in Reducing Maternal Mortality
Monique Chireau, MD, MPH
Her Dignity Network Webinar
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
12pm - 1pm (CDT)

A Sustainable Model for Reducing Maternal Mortality: Evidence from the SHARE Project in Sub-Himalayan India
Her Dignity Network Webinar
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
12pm - 1pm (CDT)

Bioethics in Transition
CBHD's 21st Annual International Conference on Bioethics
Institutes: June 16-19, 2014
Conference: June 19-21, 2014
Seminars: June 23-25, 2014 
Deerfield, Illinois USA

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)


Past Conferences

Other Past Center Events