Politics and Bioethics: The future of bioethics in a divided democracy (13-14 July, 2006)


CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: POLITICS AND BIOETHICS http://politics.bioethics.net

REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND PANELS NOW OPEN: "Politics and Bioethics: The future of bioethics in a divided democracy" is the name of a very special, very important summer conference of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, in Albany, New York on July 13th and 14th. Is bioethics being torn apart by political strife? Will it be split into "academics" and "lobbyists"? Will there be two fields of bioethics, each with its own journals, centers, even degree programs? This is the discipline's attempt to answer these and other questions, and you are invited - urged - to attend and add your voice. Leaders from the left and from the right will speak, led with a keynote by Edmund Pellegrino: Arthur Caplan, Nigel Cameron, Eric Cohen, Jeffrey Kahn, Glenn McGee, David Magnus, bestselling science writer Chris Mooney, Jonathan Moreno, John Robertson, Wesley Smith, Bonnie Steinbock, Paul Root Wolpe, Laurie Zoloth and others. On the banks of the Hudson, New York's capital city is easy to reach and beautiful in the summer, and the conference will allow participants to get home for the weekend or stay and enjoy the jazz festival, the mountains and Saratoga.

Politics and Bioethics is sponsored by Alden March Bioethics Institute, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Penn Center for Bioethics, University of Virginia Center for Bioethics, Albany Law School, Rockefeller Institute of Government, and The American Journal of Bioethics. Continuing education credits will be available from Albany Medical College.

Submit your registration and/or proposals to http://politics.bioethics.net