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:
- Theological Anthropology: Matthew Lee Anderson, DPhil
- Generative Artificial Intelligence and Bioethics: Jason Thacker, PhD (cand.)
- Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education and Clinical Practice: Kristin Collier, MD
- Theology of Medicine: Farr Curlin, MD
- Idolatry of Technology: Anna Vollema, PhD (cand.) & Mihretu Guta, PhD
- Reframing & Sending: Michael Sleasman, PhD
In addition, Keith Plummer, PhD, will open the conference on Thursday, June 27, delivering the second annual Virtue Ethics Lecture in which his focus will be on living virtuously in our technological world.
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!