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07/24/2017

ASBH Lifetime Achievement Awards & Cornerstone Awards – Bioethics and Medical Humanities

ASBH has announced the following awards for the October 2017 annual meeting.  

Lifetime Achievement Awards

ASBH announces two Lifetime Achievement Awards for longstanding achievement by an individual in bioethics and/or the medical humanities. Both recipients will make remarks at the 2017 ASBH Members’ Meeting and Award Presentations, Friday, October 30, 3:45 pm in Kansas City, MO.

Myra Christopher is recognized as the first leader of the Center for Practical Bioethics (CPB), an applied, real-world bioethics organization emphasizing ethics and action informed by thoughtful reflection, guided by academic discipline. Christopher’s work has changed how shared decision making among families helps to match the care a loved one receives with his or her wishes, how hospital ethics committees respect and advocate for the rights of patients, and how communities care for those with terminal illness.

Steven Miles, MD is honored for three and a half decades of research and education. He has published 6 books and over 160 articles and chapters on a breathtaking array of issues, an extraordinary contribution to bioethics scholarship. His career is also distinguished by the impact of his work beyond academia and his devotion to the reform needed to alleviate suffering, especially in contexts affecting the most vulnerable members of our global society.
Cornerstone Awards

ASBH announces two Cornerstone Awards for enduring contributions by an institution to the fields of bioethics and/or the medical humanities. These awards will be presented at the 2017 ASBH Members’ Meeting and Award Presentations.

For over 25 years, The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights has advocated for social justice and the protection of human rights and tirelessly provided ethical guidance, both theoretical and practical, at the state, national, and international levels.

The Center for Literature & Medicine at Hiram College is the birthplace of the first undergraduate health humanities program in the country. The Center has been a pioneer in the development of interdisciplinary programs in which health care professionals, artists, educators, medical students, and scholars of literature examine critical health care and ethical issues from multiple perspectives, with application in clinical settings, academic medicine, health policy, and the liberal arts environment. 

Schedule, Speakers, Abstracts

Check out the schedule, speakers, and abstracts for the 2017 ASBH Annual Meeting. With over 200 sessions to choose from, it is not too early to plan. Have you booked your hotel room and confirmed your registration for the most important bioethics and humanities meeting of the year?

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