WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Consistent with its theme, the conference is designed to engage both those traditionally involved in bioethics as well as those who may not have been historically involved in such discussions. Participants may include:
· Health care providers – physicians, nurses, social workers, allied health care and others working in, or interested in learning more about, bioethics issues
· Health administrators, managers, and policy-makers
· Researchers – all those who contribute to accumulation of scientific knowledge, including those doing research in bioethics
· Teachers – all those involved in the dissemination of research and knowledge, and in encouraging critical and rigorous thinking about our moral obligations
· Ethicists, clinical and research ethics committee members, ethics program coordinators, ethics education coordinators and volunteers
· Those involved in ethical issues related to public health, emergency planning, health technology assessment, community or rural issues, corrections, global justice, diversity, aboriginal health, mental health and addiction, corrections, global ethics, indigenous health, mental health and addictions.
· Students of bioethics – from high school to post-graduate
· Patients and families – those receiving or who have received health care, those with chronic illnesses, guardians/parents of children with illness
· Persons with disabilities and family members/loved ones
· Individuals who have experienced mental and/or chronic illnesses and family members/loved ones
... and all others with an interest in ethical issues and their relation to human / animal / environmental / global health!