2017 Annual Bioethics Conference: Call for abstracts

Submission deadline for reproductive technology abstracts is January 31, 2017, 5 pm ET
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, light microscope.

The 2017 Annual Bioethics Conference: The Ethics of “Making Babies,” will be held at Harvard Medical School on April 6-7, 2017. This year’s topic is reproductive technologies.

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics’ Annual Bioethics Conference convenes experts from education, medicine, law and other key stakeholders to frame and discuss the ethical implications of both current and developing reproductive technologies.

Call for Abstracts: 

The conference program committee is pleased to announce that abstracts for posters are now being accepted. Posters will be displayed online and in digital format during the conference on Friday, April 7. Abstracts will be included in a conference program book which will also be available online.

The committee will select three to four authors/researchers to formally present their posters during a scheduled session on Friday, April 7.

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted online by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.

Abstracts should be uploaded in PDF format and should include:

  • Title of project/presentation in CAPITAL LETTERS at the top of the page
  • Your name including earned degree(s) and professional licensure (if applicable)
  • Other professional or academic titles
  • An email address for conference attendees to request additional project information
  • A description of your fieldwork, research or other bioethics project in fewer than 500 words including

     -Statement of purpose and/or aims of the research (and context if relevant)
     -Research questions and/or hypotheses
     -Significance
     -Approach/method/strategy
     -Importance/implications

Abstract information will be published in a conference program booklet provided to all attendees.

Poster Guidelines 

Final guidelines for digital posters will be sent upon abstract selection.