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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Register Now for the Annual Meeting

If you want to advance your career in bioethics and humanities, make plans now to attend the

ASBH 17th Annual Meeting
October 22-25, 2015
Hilton Americas-Houston
Houston, TX

This meeting is the place to be for students, those who are starting their careers, and anyone looking for the next opportunity. Plan now to join your colleagues in Houston in October, make new connections throughout the field, and advance your career.

  • If you are a current ASBH member or would like to join ASBH to register at the member rate, click here. Meeting registration will be discounted to member rate upon checkout.

  • If you would like to renew your current membership and register for the meeting, please contact Member Services at 847-375-4745.
    If you prefer to renew online, follow these 2 steps:
    1. Click here to renew your membership. You'll then need to wait 24 hours for this to go into effect.
    2. Click here to register the next day. Meeting registration will be discounted to member rate upon checkout.

  • If you wish to register as a non-member, click here and choose the third bullet point that reads "I would like to create a new account." You need to establish an account as the first step of the non-member registration process.

  • If you prefer to register with the registration form, you can mail or fax it to the ASBH office.

Elections and Bylaws Amendments

Voting members of ASBH will receive a link to the ballot for the 2015 election in July. Check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive the email, and contact the ASBH office at 847-375-6319 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

On this year's ballot, members will be asked to vote on proposed amendments to the ASBH Bylaws. The 2014-15 Governance Committee was charged with reviewing the bylaws, which were last amended in 2010, to ensure consistency with policy and current practice. At their April 2015 meeting, the ASBH Board of Directors approved the committee's recommendations for changes to the bylaws, which are now offered to the ASBH membership for approval in conjunction with the 2015 election.

CECA Seeks New Members

In the coming year, the Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs (CECA) Committee will build on its recent release of the second edition of Improving Competencies in Clinical Ethics Consultation: An Education Guide.

CECA seeks 2-4 new members to join the committee in October 2015. Interested individuals should have experience in clinical ethics consultation; be available for monthly 1-hour conference calls; and send a CV and a statement of interest in working on the development of educational resources in clinical ethics consultation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by August 1.

New appointees will serve a one-year term that begins at the conclusion of the 2015 annual members meeting and is renewable for a total of no more than three years of continuous service.

Early Career Advisor Program

The ASBH Early Career Advisor Program gives individuals early in their careers in bioethics or the humanities the opportunity to present a paper or project to more experienced members of ASBH. There will be an opportunity for advisors and authors to discuss their project/paper in an hour and a half meeting in Houston. The expectation is that this discussion will assist early career members of ASBH to advance toward publication of a paper or completion of a project that is significant for their career. To be considered, submit an application form with an abstract of your paper/project by Friday, July 17.

ASBH also seeks volunteers to review abstracts between August 3 and August 13 to determine the eligibility of applicants and to recommend advisors. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, July 10.

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.


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