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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

Congressional Briefing
"Improving Emotional Connection in the Digital Age: Affective Computing & Assistive Technologies"
Rosalind Picard, ScD, with a response from Michelle Kirtley, PhD
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

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



Past Conferences

Other Past Center Events