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  • Students attending the conference for the first-time can get $25 off. Register as a student and use code FTSD25.
  • New Members attending the conference for the First Time attend for $149. Register as a member and use code FTM149.
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The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity has long worked to address the intersection of medicine, science, and technology from a Judeo-Christian, Hippocratic point of view. An important aspect of that work is speaking to current and coming trends and trajectories in these fields while also holding forth our core commitments regarding human life, human dignity, and human flourishing.

Given the increasingly rapid pace of technological change in our world today, particularly with the rise of various artificial intelligence systems, the time is right to examine such developments while we also reground ourselves in important convictions.

To that end, our 31st conference, The Future of Health: Faith, Ethics, and Our MedTech World, will host the following plenary addresses:

  • "The Will to Live and the Life of God" - Matthew Lee Anderson, DPhil
  • "Defining Humanity Down: The Irony of Generative AI and Human Anthropology in Christian Bioethics" - Jason Thacker, PhD (Cand.)
  • "AI and Medicine: Living in the New Atlantis" - Kristin Collier, MD
  • "The Way of Medicine for Christians" - Farr Curlin, MD
  • "In What Ways Can Technology Be an Idol?" - Anna Vollema, MA & Mihretu Guta, PhD
  • "Reframing the Future of Health" - Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

In addition, Keith Plummer, PhD will open the conference on Thursday, June 27, delivering the second annual Virtue Ethics Lecture, titled "Discipled by Our Devices: Spiritual Formation in Our Technological Age."

Workshops and paper sessions will explore additional issues from among the wide spectrum of traditional and emerging bioethical topics.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s annual conference is the leading venue for Christian bioethical engagement, providing opportunities for equipping and education, professional development and academic engagement, as well as networking for professionals, researchers, policymakers, educators, and students across a variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

This conference will be available in person, online, or on-demand. There is no wrong way to attend!

Friday Dinner

On Friday evening, The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture will sponsor a dinner along with a presentation on The Art of Living in Season with author Sylvie Vanhoozer. This event is free of charge, but registration is required.

CME Credit

Continuing medical education credit is awarded through the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The AAFP has reviewed The Future of Health: Faith, Ethics, and Our MedTech World and deemed it acceptable for up to 16.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 06/26/2024 to 06/29/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. For all AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see the AAFP Credit System website.

CME Eligible Sessions:

  • Wednesday Pre Conference Workshop - The State of Assisted Suicide in the States (5.5 hours)
  • Thursday Pre Conference Workshop - Overtreatment and the Frail Elderly: Case Studies and Ethical Analysis (6 hours)
  • Friday Workshop - End-of-Life Discussions in Critically Ill  Patients (1.5 hours)
  • Friday Parallel Paper Session II - Ethical Guides for Sedation and  Pain Management of Patients with Advanced Illness (0.5 hours)
  • Friday Plenary Address - AI and Medicine: Living in the New Atlantis (1 hour)
  • Saturday Parallel Paper Session I - Mitigating Unintended Consequences of AI in  Biomedicine (0.5 hours)
  • Saturday Parallel Paper Session II - What Will AI Do to Medicine? A Look Backwards (0.5 hours)
  • Saturday Parallel Paper Session III - The Myth of Informed Consent: Meeting Patients Where They Are in the Age of Machine Learning and Dr. Google (0.5 hours)

Confernce Partners

The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Charlotte Lozier Institude
Christian Legal Society
Americans United for Life
The American College of Pediatricians
American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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