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Annual CBS Conference Plenary Session Presenters

A message from Jeff Kirby: "On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, I am excited to announce the plenary session presenters for the 29th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference - JUST HEALTH: Balancing Interests, Needs and Obligations - to be held in Halifax from May 23rd to 25th, 2018."

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We are also happy to announce an Agenda at a Glance for those of you needing more dates, times and details. Full agenda to come soon....

Welcome to the Annual CBS Conference 2018

Balancing Interests, Needs and Obligations | Hosted by the Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine Dalhousie University

This conference will provide an opportunity to explore the range of ways that we can both think and act in response to justice and injustice as they affect health and health care from concept through to practice.

We seek to spark discussion of justice at meso, micro, and macro levels in the health sector. We will also engage with various forms of justice relevant to health, including but not limited to social justice, distributive justice, procedural justice, restorative justice, global justice, and intergenerational justice.

Justice is intimately connected with health ethics, both clinically and conceptually, and this conference is dedicated to exploring these intersections.

Greetings from your Conference Chair

Marika Warren - Dalhousie University

The CBS Conference Steering Committee, consisting of Jeff Kirby, Mary McNally, Christy Simpson, and Marika Warren, has been working to compose a stimulating and engaging program for the 2018 conference that will provide an opportunity to explore what commitments to justice imply for bioethics and bioethicists.

We are excited to welcome CBS members to Halifax next spring and look forward to showcasing the range of work relevant to bioethics in Canada being done in the Atlantic region.  We hope to continue and build upon discussions started last year about vulnerability, widening the scope to examine the myriad ways justice and injustice are relevant to work that we do.

We are also excited to be hosting the conference at a university this year. We will be soliciting input from CBS members regarding conference activities later in the fall, but welcome feedback regarding the conference at any point.  We eagerly anticipate the discussions we will have and are keen to help you enjoy all that Halifax has to offer!

- Marika Warren | Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University