The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

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Last Call for 2015 Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2015 annual meeting in Houston, October 22-25, closes Friday, March 6, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. We recommend that you download and print the call for proposals, read this document thoroughly, and collect all of the information in the requirements checklist. When you have all of the required information, submit your proposal. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rigorous Review Process

ASBH uses a rigorous 3-stage review process and welcome proposals on every topic in bioethics and the medical humanities.

1. All submissions are reviewed anonymously by an average of three ASBH members recruited for their expertise in the topic category selected. Each reviewer is asked to score the proposal on a 5-point scale considering contribution to existing knowledge; innovation and novelty; presentation of innovative solutions to current issues in the fields of bioethics and humanities; cross-disciplinary approaches; and quality of the written proposal.

2. At the second stage of the process, one experienced reviewer for each category assesses all of the individual and average scores throughout that category, taking into consideration factors such as significance, innovation, relevance, breadth of topic, and appropriateness for the meeting.

3. Finally, in a face-to-face meeting, the Program Committee - with access to all of the previous assessments - selects the strongest proposals that address the topics of interest to a multidisciplinary community. In making the final selection, the committee considers balance among the categories, scans for unique or unusual topics, and also ensures that subjects are not over-represented.

2015 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference

The 2015 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida on April 10-12, 2015. Planned and organized by undergraduate students, this conference aims to engage a new generation of students in the field of bioethics. The theme of the conference this year will be "Global Medicine, Social Justice, and Bioethics." Register now!

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