30th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference
May 22, 2019 - May 24, 2019
This year’s conference takes disruptive action as valuable action, and the “disrupters” as crucial voices for change. When beliefs about health and our structures in health care are challenged, ethical obligations come most sharply into relief. Patients whose preferences and behaviours are challenging or inconvenient are often labelled as “difficult” or “non-compliant”. Yet these individuals hold a mirror up to the system that may highlight its shortcomings and flaws. This can force positive reflection at all levels about the nature and goals of health care and what accommodations and limits are reasonable in healthcare delivery.
In addition to invited keynote speakers, moderated concurrent sessions, and poster presentations, the conference will feature: Pecha Kucha style presentations, participatory Ethics Labs, cultural performances and facilitated plenary discussions.
All of these formats are designed to stimulate learning and understanding in a respectful, warm and inclusive environment that is reflective of the diversity of people, disciplines and topics within bioethics.