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Oct
18
Thu
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
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

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