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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Members and friends of ASBH can now make a donation to support ASBH’s programs and initiatives. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

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Annual Meeting Registration Opens in June

All ASBH members will receive email notice and a brochure in the mail. Make plans now to join your colleagues, make new connections throughout the field, and advance your career in Houston in October. Registration for the 17th Annual Meeting will open early in June.

Conference Support Opportunities

Conference support is a great way to enhance your organization's visibility, create awareness of your products and services, and be recognized as an advocate of the bioethics community. Supporters receive excellent recognition before, during, and after the conference. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (847-375-3661) about the many support opportunities available.

Quality Attestation Presidential Task Force Update

The ASBH Quality Attestation Presidential Task Force (QAPTF) has reviewed the 23 clinical ethics consultation portfolios submitted for the pilot evaluation process, using a scoring system developed for this purpose. At this time, all of the participants have been notified of the results of the review of their portfolios. The QAPTF is proceeding deliberately to incorporate the lessons from this process in planning the next steps and pursuing funding to support those steps. As described in an article in the Hastings Center Report, October 2013, the portfolio review was designed to establish eligibility for the next step, which the task force envisioned as an oral exam.

Much has been learned through this process and more work remains. The task force is grateful for the participation of those who submitted their portfolios and remains committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the participants and the content of their portfolios. They are currently drafting a manuscript describing the experience, results, and learnings of the portfolio review process. ASBH will notify members when this article is published and provide a further update at the ASBH Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2015, in Houston, TX.

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