The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters mulitdisciplinary, 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.
National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC)-2013 Georgetown University
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Duke University hosted the NUBC in 2011. To find out more, please visit the following site:
The University of Denver hosted the 2012 NUBC meeting March 23-24, 2012. To learn more, please visit http://www.nubcdenver.com.
Georgetown University has been granted the 2013 NUBC meeting.
ASBH is accepting proposals for the 2014 NUBC meeting. Proposals are due by November 1st.
National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference
The National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) is an annual event bringing together students and speakers from across the country. It is a celebration of undergraduate research and an opportunity to introduce a new generation of students to the field of bioethics. Planned and organized completely by students, this two-day event covers issues of current interest within the field of bioethics with discussions led by experts invited by the hosting students. The conference is hosted in the spring.
More than 200 undergraduate students from across the country have attended each of the conferences, which have featured guest speakers, student debates, student essay contests, art exhibits, and film screenings. Topics at previous conferences have included: medical ethics, science in the media, biotechnology-derived products in agriculture, ethics in the penal system, the definition of disability, the nature of personhood, social responsibility, the ‘war’ on drugs, bioterrorism, profiting in the biotechnology and medical support industries, and genetically based mental health.
The hosting school’s student group organizes the event. The group selects the theme and sessions, selects and invites speakers, and is responsible for all event coordination details including marketing materials. An ASBH Board member should be included on the program for not less than 15 minutes to speak on the fields of bioethics and humanities. Once the dates, theme, and proposed speakers are identified, the group submits them to ASBH for review for timing and balance. A link to the host school’s NUBC Web page is included on the ASBH Web site. ASBH promotes the meeting in its communications to ASBH members via its Web site, membership newsletter, and monthly electronic e-news. ASBH supports the meeting with a small financial contribution.
Hosts have been: Princeton (1998), University of Virginia (1999), Notre Dame (2000), Emory (2001), Boston University (2002), Texas A & M (2003), University of Michigan (2004), University of Pennsylvania (2005), Notre Dame (2006), Michigan State University (2007), Union College (2008), Harvard University (2009), University of Puget Sound (2010).