Bioethics & Applied Philosophy: York University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

Country: Canada

City: Toronto

Abstr. due: 01.02.2018

Dates: 12.04.18 — 13.04.18

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Department of Philosophy, York University


We invite abstract submissions from graduate students on any topic in bioethics, applied ethics, and applied philosophy broadly understood. To help support diversity and inclusivity in our discipline, we especially encourage philosophers from underrepresented groups submit.

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

Possible topics include (but not limited to):

·        History of Bioethics

·        Health

o   Vaccination Ethics

o   Genetics

o   Cloning

o   Biomedical Research Ethics

o   Phenomenology of Illness

·        Mental Health

o   Addiction

o   Trauma

o   Inpatient Survivor Stories

o   Advocacy

·        Sex and Sexuality

o   LGBTQ Issues

o   Reproductive Rights

·        Disability

o   History and Cultural Representations of Disability

o   Rehabilitation

o   Independent Living

·        Nursing Ethics & Patient Care

o   Palliative and End of Life care

o   Therapy and Therapeutic Relationships

o   Patient Empowerment

o   Healthcare Narratives

·        Healthcare Policy

o   Accessibility

o   Social Determinants of Health

o   Public Health & Epidemiology

o   Environmental and Ecological Effects on Health

o   Non-Western or Alternative Approaches to Health and Wellness

·        Animal / Non-Human Animal Ethics

o   Animal Rights

o   Animal Welfare

o   Speciesism

o   Animal Cognition

o   Moral Status of Non-Human Animals

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