THE 28TH ANNUAL

CANADIAN BIOETHICS SOCIETY CONFERENCE

May 24th - 26th, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Montreal | Montreal, QC

Falling Through the Cracks

Falling Through the Cracks

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Abstracts & Moderators
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Welcome to the 28th Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference 2017!!

An important challenge facing health care providers and ethicists today is how to help clients who are at risk of "falling through the cracks" especially when health care budgets are shrinking and resources are scarce. It might be a prematurely discharged elderly woman who is put on a waiting list for homecare that never materializes. It might be a patient with a mental illness and medical needs that no long term care facility will accept because his behaviour is considered "too difficult".

This year’s conference will address the theme of intersecting vulnerabilities in all its complexity; from its conceptual foundations, to the need for practical responses.  It will showcase tried and true as well as innovative ways of considering and addressing ethical issues associated with vulnerability.


The Call for Abstracts is Now OPEN!!

<< To go directly to the Call for Abstracts Form - please click here >>

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce four categories to which applicants can submit an abstract – including three oral presentation formats, one half-day workshop format, and a poster format, each described below.

Please read the presentation formats below carefully to decide where your presentation best fits, and then indicate on the abstract submission form the category for which you would like your abstract considered. You may list both a first choice and a second choice.

These modified session formats are intended to reflect the variance in disciplines and presentation methods within bioethics and the breadth of interests of conference participants.

Abstract Formats

Concurrent Sessions (May 24 to May 26)

30 minutes: (20 minutes + 10 minutes moderated discussion)

45 minutes: (30 minutes + 15 minutes moderated discussion)

60 minutes: (40 minutes + 20 minutes moderated discussion)

  • Based on the complexity of your subject matter, select the time frame that is most appropriate.
  • If you are using a PowerPoint or other type of presentation, you will be expected to provide a copy to the conference planners two weeks in advance.

1/2-Day Workshops (Morning [8:30 am - 12 pm] of May 24)

  • Presenters will facilitate a workshop involving discussion, audience engagement and/or group activities.
  • A workshop differs from an oral presentation in that the primary goal is to facilitate learning through participation and hands-on learning.
  • This format is well-suited for sessions designed to teach or introduce a particular skill.
  • If you are using a PowerPoint or other type of presentation, you will be expected to provide a copy to the conference planners two weeks in advance.
  • The abstract should include:
  1. the names and institutional affiliations of the workshop presenter and co-presenter(s);
  2. a brief description of the workshop’s general theme and purpose;
  3. a draft agenda; and
  4. the learning objectives for participants.

Poster Presentations (May 24 - May 26)

  • A poster presentation is a printed poster that provides a description of a project or program, its goals, methods and results.
  • An electronic version (in pdf format) of all posters will be featured on the official conference website and made available for public viewing and online conversation.
  • There will also be dedicated times during the conference for poster viewing. Presenters must make themselves available nearby their posters during these times in order to respond to participants’ questions.

<< To go directly to the Call for Abstracts Form - please click here >>