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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Annual Meeting

ASBH 16th Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2014
San Diego, California
Hilton Bayfront San Diego

Interprofessional & Inclusive: Bioethics & Humanities?


  • 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, click here. Once renewed, continue on to the registration found in the above bullet point. If you do not have a renewal order in your account, please contact Member Services at 847-375-4745.
  • If you wish to register as a non-member, click here and then choose the third bullet 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.

When you login to register, you will be asked to update a couple of demographic fields on your membership record. We thank you in advance for your assistance so that we can better understand your professional needs and make the most informed decisions about programs, products, and services. Soon after registration opens, the 2014 Conference Brochure will be mailed out to members to provide a look into what this year's conference has in store for attendees.

Meeting Schedule

The conference brochure has been mailed to members. Complete information about concurrent and poster sessions - including titles, presenters and coauthors, and abstracts - is now available through the ASBH Grupio conference app and website.


To use the app:

  1. Go to the app store on your mobile device (App Store for Apple, Play Store for Android, Blackberry World for Blackberry)

  2. Search for and download the Grupio app

  3. In the app, search for ASBH14 to access information about ASBH's 2014 Annual Meeting

To use an internet browser:
Go to


Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 564-3333

Rate: $229 single/double
Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 12pm
Special Rate Cut-Off Date: September 5, 2014

Reservations: (800) HILTONS
Online Reservations

ASBH meeting registrants have reserved all of the rooms at the Hilton, but an additional block of rooms is available at the same price at the Omni, which is an 8-minute walk to the Hilton accessible via a sky bridge (no need to cross streets).

Omni San Diego
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-6664

Rate: $229 single/double
Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 12pm
Special Rate Cut-Off Date: September 22, 2014

Reservations: 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664)
Online Reservations

Air Travel

San Diego International Airport
3225 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 400-2404

San Diego International Airport proudly offers a variety of services for passengers with disabilities.

United Airlines is offering special meeting discounts for attendess for this meetings. You may book online at and enter your Offer Code ZR8A883560 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 883560 and Z Code ZR8A.

Ground Transportation

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is located 3.9 miles from San Diego International Airport. Transportation from the airport to the hotel will take an estimated 10 minutes.


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 Katherine McLaughlin at (847) 375-4748 for assistance.

More resources in San Diego for visitors with disabilities

AccessibleSanDiego and a local discussion board

Weather and Conference Attire

In October, San Diego's average high is 73°F and average low is 61°F. Meeting room temperatures tend to vary, so please bring a sweater or light jacket to all meetings.

Financial Disclosures

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota's continuing education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of a spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the continuing education activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.


Become an exhibiting 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.

  • Recruit new students and faculty
  • Reconnect with alumni
  • Promote published works in the field of bioethics
  • Generate new business opportunities

Space is limited and the exhibit hall will sell out. Don't delay, reserve your booth today!!

For more information, contact Chris Schroll, ASBH Exhibit Manager, (847) 375-3661, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Advertise in the Program Guide

The Program Guide will contain a complete meeting schedule with room numbers, a listing of program titles with the names of the presenters, and instructions for accessing onsite internet and conference app. It is an invaluable tool for all meeting attendees as they referred to it often to navigate the meeting. Reserve ad space in this publication to enhance your exposure and draw traffic to your booth. The advertising contract contains ad dimensions and rates. Space is limited, so reserve your ad today!                                                          

Career Path

2013 Annual Meeting Program Book

2013 ASBH Annual Meeting Evaluation

Annual Meeting Session Recordings

List of all ASBH Annual Meetings


2014 Co-Chairs

Rebecca Garden, PhD
Upstate Medical University

Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD
Hamline University Law School

Sarah Shannon, PhD, RN
University of Washington

Board Liaisons

Felicia Cohn, PhD, MA
Kaiser Permanente, Orange County

Amy Haddad, PhD, RN
Creighton University Medical Center