CFP: Ethics and Creative Expression (ASBH)

You have three more weeks in which to submit a proposal for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 17th Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2015 in Houston, TX.

ASBH represents the intersection of bioethics and humanities. It is a crossroads where we

celebrate multiple disciplines and practices and professions. It is a place characterized by

creative expression of every dimension of the human experience, including both suffering and

healing. This meeting offers an opportunity to explore this space in the spirit of collegiality and

inclusion, and we welcome proposals on the theme of “ethics and creative expression” and

others in every submission category.


Read through the call for proposals thoroughly and submit your proposal once all of the required information has been collected. More information is available at

Rigorous Review Process
ASBH uses a rigorous 3-stage review process and welcome proposals on every topic in bioethics and the medical humanities.

  1. All submissions are reviewed anonymously by an average of three ASBH members recruited for their expertise in the topic category selected. Each reviewer is asked to score the proposal on a 5-point scale considering contribution to existing knowledge; innovation and novelty; presentation of innovative solutions to current issues in the fields of bioethics and humanities; cross-disciplinary approaches; and quality of the written proposal.
  2. At the second stage of the process, one experienced reviewer for each category assesses all of the individual and average scores throughout that category, taking into consideration factors such as significance, innovation, relevance, breadth of topic, and appropriateness for the meeting.
  3. Finally, in a face-to-face meeting, the Program Committee – with access to all of the previous assessments – selects the strongest proposals that address topics of interest to a multidisciplinary community. In making the final selection, the committee considers balance among the categories, scans for unique or unusual topics, and also ensures that subjects are not over-represented.