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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ASBH 17th Annual Meeting
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.
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The hotel is temporarily sold out for Wednesday and Saturday nights. You may want to make reservations now for Thursday and Friday nights, and check back later for an update. Additional overflow hotel options are listed below.
ASBH has secured a limited number of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate that will expire September 21, 2015 or when the ASBH room block has been filled. After that time, higher rates may apply.
Rate: $189 single/double
Phone Reservations: 800-236-2905
ASBH Overflow Hotel Option
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Courtyard Houston Downtown/Convention Center
Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center
Additional Hotel Options
Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
offers special meeting discounts for attendees for this meeting. You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZTJ9138633 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code 138633 and Z Code ZTIJ9.
United proudly offers a variety of convenient and comfortable services to all of their customers.
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ASBH is committed to ensuring that its annual meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities and that we meet and exceed all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to make this indication on their meeting registration form well in advance of the meeting. We want to welcome you as best we can and, the more notice you give us, the better we will be able to accommodate you so that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please contact Kay Granath at 847-375-4764 for assistance.
The Hilton-Americas offers a wide variety of features and services, including complimentary shuttle service to the many accessible restaurants and attractions in the area. All METRORail vehicles are also ADA compatible. If you prefer a cab, just let the Yellow Cab representative at 713-236-1111 know that you need one that is wheelchair accessible. You may also want to download the HAIL A CAB Houston app and, under the "Vehicle" option, select "wheelchair accessible."
Become a partner to reach more than 1,000 healthcare professionals, educators, consultants, and others who have an interest in the field of clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities. As shown in the floor plan, booth size is 10' x 10' and includes one table and two chairs. The rate is $950 for the first space and $500 for each additional space.
Space is limited and the exhibit hall will sell out. Don't delay, reserve your booth today!
The Big Heart
Houston earned the nickname "The Big Heart" after Hurricane Katrina, when the city housed, fed, and mended more than 150,000 survivors. Houston hums with energy and independent spirit, a cosmopolitan city of diverse ethnic groups with a strong emphasis on the arts and fine cuisine. The ASBH headquarters hotel, the Hilton Americas-Houston, is ideally located in the heart of this fascinating city, within strolling distance of many restaurants and attractions.
The Houston Theater District is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performans halls, making it the second-largest concentration of theater seats in a downtown area in the United States. The Theater District is a 17-block area in the center of downtown Houston that is home to many restaurants, entertainment complexes, and more. 1 mile from the Hilton Americas-Houston, the Theater District offers many opportunities to see both local and professional shows of all varieties.
2015 Program Committee
Terry Rosell, PhD DMin
Mark Clark, PhD
Anne Simpson, MD CMD
Helen Chapple, MA MSN PhD RN
Martin Kohn, PhD
Felicia Cohn, PhD, MA
Amy Haddad, PhD, RN