The Indiana University Center for Bioethics will be one of the sponsors of the upcoming annual conference of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities October 11th – 16th. This conference will be held entirely online. Find the full ASBH schedule and registration here.
Several of our faculty will be presenting at the conference. Below is the lineup of our speakers, all times listed are CDT:
Wednesday, October 13th
An Evening with the Humanities
At the Crossroads of the Humanities, Medicine, and Technology: A Reading and Discussion of Kurt Vonnegut’s Fortitude.
This session will explore Vonnegut’s 1968 play, Fortitude, through a dramatic reading and panel discussion, to be livestreamed from the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis, the city where Vonnegut was born and raised. The play presents a futuristic scenario in which a woman is kept alive as just a head on tripod, manipulated by machines being controlled by a physician mastermind. Following the reading, reflections by three panelists from the hosting institutions will stimulate the conference attendees’ discussion of the play’s themes, including the purpose of medicine and ethical issues at the end of life and the role of the history of medicine and literature in framing these sensitive and important conversations.
Hartsock J and Halverson C (Oct 11-16, 2021). Dr. Carl von Klein and the Translation of the Ebers Papyrus. Speech and discussion at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Indianapolis, IN (virtual).
Thursday, October 14th
Friday, October 15th
Schwartz P. " The Best Insulin is the One the Patient Can Afford", paper presentation, Indianapolis, IN (virtual)
Yogo T & Naumann P. " Using Interactive Pattern Storytelling to Support Ethics Education" , paper presentation, Indianapolis, IN (virtual)
Saturday, October 16th
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