New Conference on Healthcare Conscience Rights

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December 19, 2018

Dr. Robert George, Princeton University

Cedarville University’s Center for Bioethics is partnering with the Northern Plains Ethics Institute and the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health (IAMEPH) in a major academic ethics conference this coming June 6-8, 2019, entitled, Clinical Ethics and Conscience Rights. Keynote speaker will be Princeton political philosopher Dr. Robert George, a well-known advocate of conscience rights, who has advised the President’s Commission on Bioethics. Currently, he is the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton.

This is an academic conference, open to a wide variety of presenters: physicians, nurses, pharmacists, chaplains, political scientists, social work specialists, and many others interested in helping to define the nature of conscience claims. Please consider writing a brief abstract for consideration at the conference. The topic could be anything related to conscience claims in the healthcare arena, from a practical/clinical perspective or from a more theoretical frame. The deadline is Feb. 1st (flexible). Also, note that there will be a students’ forum on Saturday, with an emphasis on medical, nursing, or pharmacy students. Here is the submission link for all abstracts: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/conscience_rights/

Whether students or faculty, papers presented may be chosen for publication in the December 2019 issue of Ethics, Medicine and Public Healtha peer-reviewed journal.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Sullivan at sullivan@cedarville.edu.

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