THE 27TH ANNUAL

CANADIAN BIOETHICS SOCIETY CONFERENCE

MAY 25 - 28, 2016 | MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN EATON CENTRE HOTEL

Dear Conference Attendees:

It is hard to believe but the 27th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference is less than a month away!

In addition to our opening event co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards, a full-line of pre-conferences, keynotes, and concurrent sessions, we also want to draw your attention to some other special announcements and events…

  • We are excited to announce the recipient of the CBS Lifetime Achievement Award is Dr. Arthur Frank – we hope you can join us on Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom to congratulate him on this award. Following Dr. Frank’s presentation, we will pause to remember two prominent members of the bioethics community who we lost this last year – Dr. Christine Harrison and Dr. David Roy.
  • To raise funds to continue the work of the Canadian Bioethics Society, we will be hosting a silent auction opening on Thursday morning and closing on Friday at 2:00 p.m. We have some great items such as Blue Jays Tickets, signed copies of books, admissions to the zoo and more… (Let us know if you have an item that you’d like to contribute).
  • We want to acknowledge the generous contribution of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics as the sponsors of the Jus Lecture on Saturday, May 28 and the Alloway Lecture on Thursday, May 26.
  • CIHR is also hosting a panel on Thursday afternoon to provide us with an update of their work and opportunity to engage in dialogue with CBS attendees.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Your 2016 Conference Co-Chairs,

Sally Bean & Dianne Godkin


A Complete Online Agenda is now available!

Click here to read over all pre-conference and main conference abstracts, lists of authors and keynote speaker biographies and photos!

Please note this agenda is subject to change as we make sure the schedule works for our speaking faculty.


Registration Remains OPEN!! (We'll even accept registrations on-site but why wait?!?)

To proceed directly to the online registration form - please click here.


Program at a Glance

** A Program at a Glance is now available! Click here to review the 2016 Agenda....

*** Click on the "Workshop" link within for pre-conference session abstracts and speaker line-ups.

**** Click on the keynote session links for photos and bios of our plenary speaking faculty.

***** Click here to read all of the Keynote Speaker biographies.