CFP: Tradition, Innovation, Moral Courage (ASBH)

The 2013 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Call for Proposals is now open. Details regarding the call can be found on the ASBH homepage:  There you will find a link to the abstract submission site as well as a PDF containing the submission guidelines, including instructions for the Student Paper Competition. Please note that we are accepting abstracts until March 4, 2013. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held from October 24-27, 2013 at the Hilton Atlanta, in Atlanta, GA. The theme for the 2013 Annual Meeting is: “Tradition, Innovation, and Moral Courage”. The ASBH Planning Committee recently modified the following meeting theme description.

The theme for the 2013 ASBH meeting, “Tradition, Innovation and Moral Courage,” encourages participants to respond to the ways bioethics and the health humanities are inspired and shaped by various moral traditions, beliefs, and methodological approaches, as well as how these very traditions and practices become the foci of contemporary bioethical and humanities work bearing on moral progress and moral “innovation.” This year’s ASBH theme invites members to reflect on the dialectic among moral traditions, moral inquiry, and moral innovation, and the ways that cultures identifying themselves as morally progressive might conceptualize the meaning and role of moral courage in realizing that progress. With bioethical work being received with ever increasing public scrutiny and impact, the 2013 ASBH conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, whose cultural roots and evolution reflect the ways tradition and innovation propelled and shaped a history in which moral courage played and continues to play a quintessential role. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ASBH office at: 


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