CBHD 2018 Conference Call for Proposals

October 10, 2017

The 2018 conference invites healthcare and other professionals, scholars, researchers, educators, and students to address questions associated with our conference theme–“Bioethics & Being Human”–and to engage more broadly with foundational and emerging issues raised at the intersections of medicine, science, technology, and our common humanity.



All serious proposals relevant to the study of bioethics are welcome, particularly those in the following subject areas:

  • General Bioethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Disability
  • Emerging Issues in Bioethics
  • Empirical Research
  • Global Bioethics and/or Public Health
  • Medical Humanities
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Philosophical and/or Theological Engagement
  • Public Policy and/or Biolaw
  • Research Ethics
  • Technology Assessment
  • Women’s Health

All proposals are evaluated through a blind review process based upon addressing one or more of the conference objectives. Identifying information must not be included in the abstract.

  • All contributed papers and posters must be submitted as abstracts 250-300 words in length and include a formal title. Proposals should include a list of materials to be drawn upon. All serious proposals relevant to the study of bioethics are welcome and need not be related to the conference theme.
  • A CV or resume, for each presenter and co-author, must be submitted along with the abstract. Include name, credentials, institution name, city, and state, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
  • Include a short bio not to exceed 200 words in length.
  • CBHD has a “two submission” rule. You can submit no more than two abstracts (including posters). This rule does not apply to co-authors of posters and papers.
  • In order to present a paper or poster, participants must register & pay for the conference by Monday, May 14, 2018, and cover all travel and personal expenses.



All abstracts must be submitted online prior to November 1, 2017. To submit your abstract click here.


Additional Requirements for Continuing Medical Education Eligible Proposals

All proposals appropriate for continuing medical education (CME) should specify at least three learning objectives.

Guidelines for CME learning objectives:

  • Begin each objective with a verb.
  • Construct each objective from the point of view of the attendee by completing the following sentence: “At the end of this session, attendees will be able to…”

Indicate CME core competencies this proposal is designed to address

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice


Instructions for Paper Presentations

Oral Presentations of contributed papers will be 20-25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.


Instructions for Poster Presentations

  • Poster presentations will be displayed in a prominent area at the conference to maximize their impact. The advantage of a poster is that conference attendees will be able to view them over an extended period of time.
  • Posters must be no larger than 42″ x 54″.
  • Make sure posters are readable from at least 5 feet away.
  • A session will be provided during the conference for poster contributors to present their work.



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