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Aug
22
Wed
32nd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care: The Human Condition in between Medicine, Arts and the Humanities @ University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

This conference will be organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. The relationships between medicine, arts and the humanities are multifaceted owing to the intricate ways in which they reflect and are conditioned by basic traits of the human condition. Art, humanities and medicine have pivotal roles in shaping our cultural and individual self-understanding. Medicine, whilst being regarded as a dominantly scientific endeavour, is also referred to as the art of healing. At least some medical illustrations and 3D models can arguably be seen as art. In addition, cosmetic dentistry and surgery are informed by aesthetic criteria. Vice versa, art can be seen as a form of therapy. The humanities, finally, play an increasingly important role in both medical education and clinical practice. In a time of kaleidoscopic change in medical research, clinical practice and healthcare systems, the focus of this conference is on medicine and its relations with the arts and the humanities. Abstracts addressing any of the issues mentioned in the headings below from a philosophical and/or ethical perspective will be favoured, although work on other topics can also be submitted.

 

Human Condition

  • Birth
  • Childhood & adolescence
  • Love, sex & reproduction
  • Illness/disease
  • Aging
  • Mortality and death

 

Arts and medicine

  • Literature and medicine
  • Music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literature and their role in supporting health and wellbeing
  • Popular culture

 

Narratives

  • Narrative medicine
  • Life cycle and human condition: Between biology and biography
  • Health narratives and the fabrication of truth
  • Shaping identity and reconfiguration of medicine
  • Art, science-fiction, scientific imagination

 

Humanities and medicine

  • Medical and health humanities
  • History
  • Film and theatre studies
  • Religious/theological studies
  • Medical anthropology

 

Hope between uncertainty and complexity

  • Progress and sustainability
  • Artificial intelligence in medicine /health care
  • Robotics (care, social and/or sex robots)
  • Cybersex, cyborgs, cryonics and solitude
  • Transhumanism and science fiction

 

Museums

  • Intellectual property and conflict management
  • Creativity, censorship, viability and sponsorship
  • Decoding, artification of medical objects
  • Access to, dispersion and disposal of medical collections
  • Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations

 

Aug
26
Sun
Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference @ Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Bioethics is proud to host Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference. The event will bring together experienced clinical ethicists from diverse healthcare systems for a purposeful and productive two days of promoting the cross-pollination and idea generation of innovative practices in clinical ethics consultation. There will be no plenary didactics or traditional presentation formats.

The event’s emphases will be on:

  • in-person peer-to-peer solution-sharing and problem-solving through structured and facilitated crowdsourcing
  • targeted lightning talks on cutting-edge practices in clinical ethics consultation
  • collaborative workshopping, constructive conversation and relationship-building, and other opportunities for concrete idea development
  • capturing collective knowledge generated through the use of scribes and digital tools for the benefit of attendees’ clinical ethics programs
  • culmination in an enduring work product, such as a series of whitepapers or publications

Please plan to join us in Cleveland from the evening of August 26 through the afternoon of August 28, 2018. Professional clinical ethicists who lead clinical ethics programs or serve on ethics consultation services will benefit most from this un-conference.

A pre-conference workshop through Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication is being planned during the day on August 26, 2018. More information regarding how attendees will shape the agenda of this un-conference, registration fees, and other event details to come.

 

Sep
2
Sun
24th World Congress on Medical Law and Bioethics @ Dan Hotel, Tel Aviv
Sep 2 – Sep 5 all-day

The 24th World Congress on Medical Law and Bioethics (www.wcml2018.com) will take place in Tel Aviv from 2-5 September 2018. The main themes of the Congress are Ethical and Legal aspects of Forensic Medicine, Mental Health, Humanitarian Medicine, Health Professions, Ageing and Public Health.

Participants are also encourages to submit their papers to The Davies Awards competition (on the Rights to Health, Old Age, Gerontology, Law and Ethics and Public Health, Law and Ethics) or to the young Scholars competition (under 36 years).

Sep
7
Fri
Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Healthcare @ Duke Divinity School
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

At its core, medicine is a practice of attending to those who suffer. Christians know that “those who suffer” are the neighbors we are called to love, even those in whom Jesus visits us (Mt. 25: 34-46). Who is equal to such a task? What does it look like when done well? What practices strengthen us for this sacred work? Join us in September as we wrestle with these questions, seeking to receive from God gifts that will renew us in our vocations as health care practitioners.

Over 3 days and 2 nights, on the campus of Duke University, nurses, physicians, therapists, students, chaplains, other health practitioners, and spouses will gather:

  • To tune our eyes and hearts to see how God is present in our work in health care
  • To engage scripture, theology, and Christian history—open to how our imaginations and our practices might be transformed
  • To grow in friendship with one another in the context of shared meals, conversation, prayer and worship
  • To rest, reflect, and respond to God’s love for us and for our world.

 

Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Healthcare – “I was sick and you visited me”: Learning Presence with Those Who Suffer @ Duke Divinity School
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 9 @ 10:30 am

At its core, medicine is a practice of attending to those who suffer. Christians know that “those who suffer” are the neighbors we are called to love, even those in whom Jesus visits us (Mt. 25: 34-46).

Who is equal to such a task? What does it look like when done well? What practices strengthen us for this sacred work? Join us in September as we wrestle with these questions, seeking to receive from God gifts that will renew us in our vocations as health care practitioners.

Over 3 days and 2 nights, on the campus of Duke University, nurses, physicians, therapists, students, chaplains, other health practitioners, and spouses will gather:

  • To tune our eyes and hearts to see how God is present in our work in health care
  • To engage scripture, theology, and Christian history—open to how our imaginations and our practices might be transformed
  • To grow in friendship with one another in the context of shared meals, conversation, prayer and worship
  • To rest, reflect, and respond to God’s love for us and for our world.

 

Sep
12
Wed
Publish or Perish! Intensive course on research and publishing in bioethics @ Institute of Nursing and Obstetrics
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day

The main goal of this course is to enhance your skills in doing research and writing research papers. The course gives you not only practical knowledge and information, but also allows to practice and master your writing skills. The lectures, discussion and exercises will concern the key elements of research project: writing a research proposal, designing a research plan, choosing a journal, writing a paper, dealing with reviewer and promoting your work through social media.
The workshop is a result of collaboration between the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland).

Sep
13
Thu
Medical Humanities Conference 2018 @ Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm

Submissions of abstracts are welcome for the 8th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, to be held September 13-14 in Kalamazoo, MI. The Call for Abstracts is available here: www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u755/2018/MedHum2018.jpg.

The eighth annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference (September 13-14, 2018) is seeking abstract submissions that showcase innovative approaches to the arts, languages, and philosophies that guide society in a rapidly changing medical landscape. This gathering is convened yearly to discuss perspectives on the intersection of the practice of the humanities and the practice of medicine.

It has become a commonplace that medicine is as much art as science, as much about curing the patient as curing the disease. But it is precisely in these points of intersection that inspiration occurs and healing happens. We are seeking presentations, workshops, and panels involving history of medicine, arts in medicine, health narratives, medical ethics, medical anthropology, religious approaches to health, health education, and conceptions of wellness, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to the medical humanities.

Submissions should include name, department/institutional affiliation, project title, and an abstract not to exceed 500 words. Proposals should be submitted electronically by May 15 in either .doc/.docx or .pdf format to [email protected].

 Please indicate which theme the abstract falls under (e.g., philosophy/ethics, clinical practice, religion, conceptual or empirical research. performance/visual arts, history, etc.) Accepted presentations will be notified by June 1; conference registration will be required of all presenters.

We are committed to making the conference as accessible as possible. In order to achieve this aim, please include a separate document with your name and any access-related information you wish us to know. It will be shared solely with the organizers.

 

Oct
4
Thu
2018 Public Health Law Conference – Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity @ Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

Join more than 600 practitioners, policymakers, lawyers, advocates and researchers in public health and other sectors at the 2018 Public Health Law Conference to learn about, and connect on the critical issues that impact the health of our communities.

Oct
18
Thu
The Future Is Now: Bioethics and Humanities Reimagine an Uncertain World @ Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Annual Conference connects individuals and groups across many disciplines, all with interest in clinical and academic bioethics and health-related humanities. The conference provides a platform for presenting new ideas, debate, discussion, learning and networking with other professionals in related fields.

After participating in this meeting, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss emerging issues in bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Discuss and apply recent research findings related to bioethics and the medical humanities
  • Reflect on the issues related to the future and uncertainty in bioethics and the medical humanities

Session topics include:

  • Clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation
  • Religion, culture and social sciences
  • Arts and literature
  • Philosophy and history
  • Research ethics and empirical research
  • Law, public health policy, organizational ethics
  • Education and inter-professional studies
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion

 

2019 Conference on Medicine and Religion – “My Pain is Always With Me:” Medicine and Faithful Responses to Suffering Call for Abstracts
Oct 18 all-day

We invite abstracts for 75-minute panel and workshop sessions, 15-minute paper presentations (with 10-minutes for discussion), and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion, including but not limited to the conference theme.  We also invite student participation in an essay contest. All proposals must be submitted online by 11:59:59 p.m. CST, Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Pain haunts human experience and frequently leads people to seek help from medical practitioners.  As many as one in four American adults suffers chronic pain.  On one hand, relieving pain seems the most obvious of responsibilities for clinicians.  “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always,” the saying goes.  On the other hand, pain often seems to defy medical solutions and to bedevil the efforts of both patients and clinicians.  What, then, should we make of pain?  What are traditioned practices of responding wisely to pain?  What role does medicine play in those practices?

Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptures and traditions all speak to the experience of pain, why it exists, how it affects an individual and a community, how one might respond faithfully to pain in oneself and in one’s neighbor, and what may be hoped for when pain will not go away. The 2019 Conference on Medicine and Religion invites health care practitioners, scholars, religious community leaders, and students to take up these questions about pain by relating them to religious traditions and practices, particularly, but not exclusively, those of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conference is a forum for exchanging ideas from an array of disciplinary perspectives, from accounts of clinical practices to empirical research to scholarship in the humanities.

 

Nov
9
Fri
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Theological and Ethical Responses @ Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

On behalf of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and the McDonald Agape Foundation, we welcome you to attend the upcoming conference “Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Theological and Ethical Responses” to be held Friday, November 9th, 2018, at Georgetown University.

To register, please email [email protected] by October 15th, 2018.

 

Nov
27
Tue
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference: Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law @ Ramada Hotel, Vilnai Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) will hold the World Conference in Jerusalem during November 27-29, 2018. The aim of the Conference is to serve as an international platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

 The Conference will be held in collaboration with the World Medical Association, the World Federation for Medical Education, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations, and other leading organizations. The Heads and the members of more than 170 Units of the Chair from all over the world will attend the Conference. Hundreds of experts from various disciplines are expected to join them and enrich the scientific program.

Dec
5
Wed
14th World Congress Of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference – Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics @ St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

The Congress Organising Committee takes great pleasure in inviting you all to the 14th World Congress of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference. The Congress theme is ‘Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics’.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which laid a foundation for the highest attainable standards of health. It will also mark the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, in which the world pledged “Health for All” by 2000. More recently the chief of WHO issued a call for universal health coverage, drawing attention to issues around equity in health systems, including health systems research.

Despite several gains in health research and healthcare, we as a global community have not been able to achieve equitable healthcare systems so far. Global bioethics ought to be squarely addressing health inequity in an interconnected but unequal world. We are witnessing the emergence of the stronghold of the private corporate sector on the one hand and health conditions requiring huge investments in research on the other hand. Alongside, we observe growing inequities in the health status of human populations, growing conflicts, increasing episodes of natural disasters and adverse economic situations directly impacting the purchasing capacity of common people. The inequity in access to healthcare continues as much in the global North as the global South. In this context, the global bioethics community needs to engage with and strengthen the scholarship in the field of enquiries such as ‘justice’ and ‘solidarity’ in the coming times.

We sincerely hope that you will join us to bring your own voice into multidisciplinary conversations on the Congress theme. Needless to say, the Congress is open, as has always been the case, for debates and conversations on other wide-ranging themes from the broader discipline of bioethics.

The Congress will be held at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Bengaluru, known as a leader in information technology, is teeming with multidisciplinary educational institutions and a metropolitan culture of performing arts and literature. Home to scenic gardens and interesting heritage sites, it is blessed with a year-round moderate climate. In December, Bengaluru enjoys a mild winter.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Congress.

Welcome!

Congress Organising Committee

Mar
13
Wed
CitSci2019: Growing Our Family Tree @ Marriott Raleigh City Center
Mar 13 – Mar 17 all-day

In 2019, we celebrate and explore the deep roots and broad branches that form the strong core of this field.

Join us in the City of Oaks to connect with other leaders and learners from many backgrounds. We deepen our own work as we share our diverse perspectives and practices – no matter what we investigate or what we call our efforts. Bring your ideas and your questions to CitSci2019, and be a part of our growing Family Tree!

Call for Symposia:
We invite proposals for 60- or 90-minute symposium sessions that weave together several perspectives on a common theme. The symposium organizer should choose the presentation format (e.g., panel discussion, storytelling, Ignite format) that best meets the objectives of the proposed theme.

Examples themes include, but are not limited to:

Partnerships – the opportunities and challenges
Technology
Validity of citizen science data
Results of research around a similar topic
Ethical issues in citizen science

Call for Workshops:
We are currently accepting proposals for half day and full day workshops. We encourage workshops focused on topics and activities that contribute to growing our community’s shared knowledge base, research areas, and priority areas.

Workshop should be designed to contribute to the following Conference priorities:

Welcoming and inclusion, citizenry in science
Informing the broader community
Supporting sustained technical and scientific collaborations and standards
Establishing and maintaining long term relationships and partnerships
Developing best practices

Call for Individual Presentations and Posters:
We are currently accepting proposal submissions for individual presentations and posters. Authors may present in only one of the following categories: Individual Talk, Lightning Talk (which may include a poster), or Poster.
For more details, deadlines, and available individual presentation formats, view the call for individual presentation and poster abstracts.

Submission Details
All submissions will be accepted in English only through the online form at citsci2019.exordo.com. Please be aware that the symposia, workshops, and individual presentations/posters/talks may have different deadlines. See the detailed calls for proposals or abstracts for the specific deadlines.

 

Jul
3
Wed
17th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities – The World 4.0: Convergences of Knowledges and Machines @ University of Granada
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

What is the role of Humanities in the journey to the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How important are humanistic disciplines for the kinds of challenges we face in a coming era, supposedly defined by a highly dynamic phase of industrial and social restructuring, where the adaptive capacity of societies needs to be enhanced by specific skills, with techno-social dependencies. What is the role of the Humanities in building cognitive competences, and new professional paths? What can we bring to a new lexicon of: open innovation, co-innovation, co-creation, not only as the “convergence” of peoples, but also machines, with ontologies.

The special focus of the 2019 International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities seeks to unveil the importance of SSH disciplines to the major STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The future of our planet requires co-creation mechanisms that re-conduct ideas in fundamentally different ways, in order to result in significant value to society, organizations, products, services and business. The conference will explore how the Humanities can contribute to this future.

 

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