18 Apr 2015: 4th Annual NEOMED Bioethics and Humanities Conference. Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

Bioethics and Humanities Conference

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Bioethics and Humanities Conference is an annual conference that encourages scholars in the areas of bioethics and the humanities, including graduate and professional students, to attend. The conference is a full-day event that highlights the work of renowned scholars, plenary speakers, followed by several concurrent sessions, including recent program graduates and current student sessions.

Scholars are encouraged to submit a 250 word abstract, which will be evaluated by up to three reviewers. We encourage scholars to submit abstracts that are consistent with the conference theme, but other topics and issues may be addressed. Selected abstracts will be included in the program, and presenters will be invited to present their work as a paper and/or PowerPoint presentation. Computers and projectors will be available to all presenters.

Fourth Annual NEOMED Bioethics and Humanities Conference

Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

This year’s conference, “Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations,” will address the vulnerabilities that occur – whether as a consequence of personal disability, environmental burdens or social injustice – in the contexts of health care, research and the biomedical sciences.

When: Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Intermediate Halls, Atrium and Training Room, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Details: There is a registration fee of $30 ($10 for students), includes a lunch buffet.
Speaker(s): TBD

Call for Abstracts

Graduate students and health care professional students are encouraged to submit a 250-word abstract that draws upon the broad topic of the conference’s theme in relation to ethics and humanities.This includes but is not limited to, disability studies, responsible conduct of research, geriatrics, specialty ethics, philosophy of war and the military, issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.

Submissions from students and scholars in the following humanities disciplines are also encouraged to apply: narrative medicine, literature and medicine, age studies, disability studies, deaf studies, gender studies, fat studies, queer theory, ethnicity and race studies, feminist science studies, cultural and media studies, and popular culture.

Please submit abstracts to no later than March 30, along with your contact information and the title of your presentation, on a separate document. Do not include any identifying information on the abstract for purposes of a blind review process. Selected presenters will have 20 minutes to present followed by a 10 minute Q and A session.


Download a registration form.

A full program agenda will be released in the months leading up to the conference.

For further inquiries, please call 330.325.6110 or email .