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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Mark Your Calendars

The ASBH Call for Proposals is closed. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified of its status in May. Mark your calendar now for the 17th Annual Meeting in Houston in October.

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.

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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