CFP: Colorado Health Ethics Forum

Colorado Health Ethics Forum – CHEF Conference 2013 | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS | Deadline: January 15, 2013

Preparations for the 2013 Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum conference are well underway, and we and invite you to join us by submitting proposals for presentations for this popular annual event. The 2013 Conference dates are May 9th and 10th and will be again held at The Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens in Thornton, Colorado.

Our theme this year will be “Bedside, Boardroom, and Boulevard: Health Care Ethics at the Intersections.”

A recent front page New York Times article asserted that, “historians and policy makers believe this election could be the most significant referendum on a piece of social legislation since 1936,” when The Social Security Act was passed. Members of the healthcare ethics community find nothing surprising in this assertion, as we have been on the front lines of the debates grappling with the deepest dimensions of healthcare and policy for decades. As well, we live the implications of the outcomes and often find ourselves working in the interstitial spaces between high-level policy, clinical application, and public perceptions.

As we watch and wait for current national Health Care Reform decisions to be made in Washington, we continue to be fully engaged in the everyday ethical dimensions of healthcare. Whether we work at the bedside delivering care or in the “boardroom” establishing policies and implementing business practices, the needs, demands, and discourse taking place on the “boulevard” affect our daily lives. Our theme this year arises from the recognition that these domains are not as distinct as they might appear or once were. Ongoing challenges in healthcare have created new opportunities for greater awareness and collaboration, as well as for distracting or even dangerous conflicts and misunderstandings across these domains.

In order to facilitate the necessary conversations, CHEF is seeking presentations on a wide variety of topics. For additional information and to submit proposals for presentations, please visit our website at:

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