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Deadline: February 1 2017
Date: April 12-13, 2018
Location: York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Keynote Speakers: Dr. S. Matthew Liao (NYU) and Dr. Regina Rinni (York University)

Submission Guidelines:

Abstract submissions from graduate students on any topic in bioethics, applied ethics, and applied philosophy broadly understood are invited. To help support diversity and inclusivity in our discipline, philosophers from underrepresented groups to submit are particularly encouraged. Abstracts should be in either Word Document or PDF, should be no more than 500 words and suitable for a 20 minute presentation, and prepared for anonymous review. In the body of the email, please include: (a) your name; (b) paper title; (c) institutional affiliation; and (d) contact information. Please send your abstract to yorkgradconference (at) Successful applications will be notified by March 1 2018.

Possible topics include (but not limited to):

  • History of Bioethics
  • Health
    • Vaccination Ethics
    • Genetics
    • Cloning
    • Biomedical Research Ethics
    • Phenomenology of Illness
  • Mental Health
    • Addication
    • Trauma
    • Inpatient Survivor Stories
    • Advocacy
  • Sex and Sexuality
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Reproductive Rights
  • Disability
    • History and Cultural Representations of Disability
    • Rehabilitation
    • Independent Living
  • Nursing Ethics & Patient Care
    • Palliative and End of Life Care
    • Therapy and Therapeutic Relationships
    • Patient Empowerment
    • Healthcare Narratives
  • Healthcare Policy
    • Accessibility
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Public Health and Epidemiology
    • Environmental and Ecological Effects on Health
    • Non-Western or Alternative Approaches to Health and Wellness
  • Animal / Non-Human Animal Ethics
    • Animal Rights
    • Animal Welfare
    • Speciesism
    • Animal Cognition
    • Moral Status of Non-Human Animals


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