Bioethics Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

First Annual Dvorak Clinical Ethics Consultation Workshop
July 20, 2017, 9am-3pm
Learn the basics of clinical ethics consultation and how to use the Professional Ethics Codes.  You will participate in a hands-on ethics consultation workshop using the Assessing Clinical Ethics Skills (ACES) model.
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics.
Register today!

Previously sponsored conferences:

October 9, 2015
Excellence in Clinical Ethics Consultation- New Standards and Emerging Practices
The 13th Annual Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics Conference
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Illinois Catholic Health Association, and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Click here for featured speakers and schedule
*CME Offered

October 9-10, 2014
Catholic Healthcare Ethics in the Age of Pope Francis
The 12th Annual Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics Conference
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Illinois Catholic Health Association, and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Click here for conference archived presentation and video links

March 13-14, 2014
Clinical Care & Institutional Identity in the Catholic Tradition
The 11th Annual Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics Conference
The Catholic Health Association of the United States and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics present
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the United States and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics

February 22, 2013
Annual Winter Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee (IL HEC) Forum Meeting
Sponsored by: The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics

October 11-12, 2012
End of Life Care & Institutional Identity in the Catholic Tradition 
The 10th Annual Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics Conference
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the United States and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics

April 14, 2012
Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health 
Sponsored by Loyola University Health System Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with support from the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Featured speaker: Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, FACP,  Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine & Ethics, Department of Medicine and Divinity School, The University of Chicago

February 10, 2012
Quality Care and Quality Communication in Clinical Ethics Conference 
Sponsored by the Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum (IL HEC Forum) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Featured speaker: Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, The Institute for Ethics and the Center for Patient Safety, American Medical Association

October 6-7, 2011
Palliative Care and Ethics from the Catholic Perspective 
The 9th Annual Conference on Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics
Sponsored by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, The Catholic Health Association of the United States and The Illinois Catholic Health Association

April 8, 2011
Just Healing: The Faces of Health Care 
This conference is a dialogue regarding the healthcare professions and strategies to advocate for the health of the community. The medical students of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the students of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School (CTK) and the CTK community will share insights with each other in a variety of ways.

February 4, 2011
Genetics: Legal, Ethical and Social Issues 
Sponsored by The Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum at the University of Illinois Chicago, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and DePaul University College of Law, Health Law Institute.
Featured speaker: Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films
Film Screening, "In the Family", followed by Q&A with the keynote speaker and filmmaker.

March 20, 2010
Just Healing: The Faces of Health Care 
This conference is a dialogue regarding the health care professions and strategies to advocate for the health of the community. The medical students and nursing students of Loyola University Chicago and the students of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJHS) and the CRJHS community will share insights with each other in a variety of ways.

January 8, 2010
Patient Safety and Clinical Issues 
Sponsored by the Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, and the DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute
Featured speaker: Rosemary Gibson, the author of "Wall of Silence- The Untold Stories of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans"

October 9, 2009
The 8th Annual Conference on Contemporary Catholic Healthcare Ethics 
Sponsored by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and the Illinois Catholic Healthcare Association
Featured speakers: Farr Curlin, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Ron Hamel, PhD, Catholic Health Association, St. Louis, MO, Therese Lysaught, PhD, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Douglas Anderson, MD, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, IL, Fr. Kevin O'Rourke, OP, JCD, STM, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. 

April 4, 2009
Just Doctoring A Medical Leadership Summit on Sustainable Partnership and Empowerment from the Local to the Global 
This program was designed primarily for medical students from the greater Chicago and upper Midwest areas who have demonstrated interest and leadership aptitude toward empowering the underserved and reforming the health-care system. Participants engaged in a daylong dialogue regarding the connection between health and social justice both domestically and abroad. This summit served to develop a network of student leaders in this region who are poised to address the social pathologies of disease both in policy and in everyday practice.
Featured speakers: Marilyn H. Gaston, MD & Gayle Porter, PsyD, Co-Directors of the Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center, Inc. and Luke Hansen, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine.

January 9, 2009
Ethical Issues in Palliative and Hospice Care 
Presented by the Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago and The Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Featured speaker: Pauline W. Chen, MD, Author of the NY Times Best Seller, “Final Exam" 

October 6, 2007
Just Doctoring. A Leadership Summit on the Future of Social Justice and Service in Medicine 
Sponsored by The Medical Students of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, and the SSOM Medical School Ministry This program was designed primarily for medical students from the greater Chicago and upper Midwest areas who have demonstrated interest and leadership aptitude toward empowering the underserved and reforming the healthcare system. Participants engaged in a daylong dialogue regarding the connection between health and social justice both domestically and abroad. This summit served to develop a network of student leaders in this region who are poised to address the social pathologies of disease both in policy and in everyday practice. The day consisted of plenary addresses from national and international pioneers and breakout sessions to build advocacy skills or to increase awareness of particular issues.