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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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


Download the ASBH conference app or use the mobile website to decide which paper, panel, workshop, and poster presentations to attend, and build your own schedule in advance.

To download the app:

  1. Go to the App Store, Google Play Store, or the Amazon App Store. Search for "EventPilot" and select EventPilot Conference App.

  2. Download the app.

  3. When prompted for the event code, enter ASBH15. (The code is not case sensitive.)

  4. Click to open the ASBH app.

This handy 1-page list of tips and tricks will help you navigate the app and conference website. The conference brochure is also available.

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.

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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