WHY ATTEND?

The conference is designed to provide intellectual stimulation, opportunities for networking, sharing of learning, and building of community for all individuals, whatever their background, who have an interest in ethical issues relating to health, the environment and the life sciences. All those interested in contributing to the bioethics conversation - from beginners to experts alike - are encouraged to attend for inspiration, renewal and discovery in one of Canada’s most breath-taking natural settings!


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THEME

This year’s conference takes disruptive action as valuable action, and the “disrupters” as crucial voices for change. When our beliefs about health and our structures in health care are challenged, our ethical obligations come most sharply into relief. Patients whose preferences and behaviours are challenging or inconvenient are often labelled as “difficult” or “non-compliant”.  Yet these individuals hold a mirror up to the system that may highlight its shortcomings and flaws. This can force positive reflection at all levels about the nature and goals of health care and what accommodations and limits are reasonable in healthcare delivery.   

PROGRAM

In addition to invited keynote speakers, moderated concurrent sessions, and poster presentations, the conference will feature: Pecha Kucha style presentations, participatory Ethics Labs, cultural performances and facilitated plenary discussions.

All of these formats are designed to stimulate learning and understanding in a respectful, warm and inclusive environment that is reflective of the diversity of people, disciplines and topics within bioethics.

Check back in the coming weeks for details of this exciting program!



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!



CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS AND MODERATORS

The Call for Abstracts will be open from September 28th to November 23, 2018. Click here to make a submission.

The Call for Moderators will be open from October 15, 2018 to February 11, 2019.

REGISTRATION

Conference registration will be open in early October. Check back in the next few weeks to register and get more information about the conference.

THE CANADIAN BIOETHICS SOCIETY

The Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) is a national, member-driven, non-profit organization serving as a forum for individuals interested in sharing ideas relating to bioethics. The CBS was created in 1988 from the fusion of the Canadian Society of Bioethics and the Société canadienne de la bioéthique médicale. The CBS sees bioethics in its broadest sense, concerned with ethical issues relating to human life and health, biology, and the environment.

Members of the CBS include those interested in learning more about bioethics, as well as those engaged in a variety of related activities including research in bioethics; ethics in health policy; bioethics teaching and education; research ethics; delivery and planning of health and health care; and public engagement and consultation on bioethics issues, amongst others.

The CBS and its Annual Conference aims to be inclusive of all these areas of endeavor, as well as a growing number of others exploring the interface between ethics and health/the life sciences.


 REGISTRATION FEES

  • CBS member
    • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
    • Price includes GST
    Early31-03-2019
    CA$ 603,75
    Normal24-05-2019
    CA$ 708,75
  • CBS Student Member
    • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
    • Price includes GST
    Early31-03-2019
    CA$ 189,00
    Normal24-05-2019
    CA$ 215,25
  • Non Member
    • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
    • Price includes GST
    Early31-03-2019
    CA$ 777,00
    Normal24-05-2019
    CA$ 882,00
  • Student Non Member
    • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
    • Price includes GST
    Early31-03-2019
    CA$ 233,10
    Normal24-05-2019
    CA$ 259,35
Early31-03-2019
Normal24-05-2019
CBS member
CA$ 603,75
CA$ 708,75
  • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
  • Price includes GST
CBS Student Member
CA$ 189,00
CA$ 215,25
  • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
  • Price includes GST
Non Member
CA$ 777,00
CA$ 882,00
  • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
  • Price includes GST
Student Non Member
CA$ 233,10
CA$ 259,35
  • Includes Wednesday evening plenary/reception
  • Price includes GST