Bioethics Conference

The Bioethics Conference is an annual event held by students and faculty from various universities in the greater Boston area. The conference invites speakers to address important bioethical issues present in professional health care and research. It is a free event open to public.

The 33rd Annual Bioethics Conference
Paper Submission Contest
Ethos, an annual Student Bioethics Research Journal, is now accepting paper submissions for a chance to be published in this year’s journal. To enter the contest, choose a topic related to this years theme,
End of Life Care: Ethical Issues Concerning The Care of Elderly and Terminally Ill Patients
Winners will be published in the journal, win cash prizes, and present as a student speaker at the 33rd Annual Bioethics Conference on March 26th 2011.
Deadline is Monday January 31st, 2011
Please contact for guidelines and more information.
Submission Guidelines
  1. Papers should be submitted via email to with “Bioethics Essay” in the subject box.

2.  Each paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word© format, approximately 1,500-3,500 words in length, double-spaced, and formatted using Chicago Citation Style with in text citations and a Works Cited section.

3.  Please include your full name, school, department, year of graduation, and best phone number to contact you in a header on the first page.

4.  While originality is always encouraged, we ask that the topic be relevant to the specific theme of the current issue of the journal announced in the fall prior to the annual conference. For the 2011 conference and Ethos issue, the theme will be "End of Life Care: Ethical Issues Concerning The Care of Elderly and Terminally Ill Patients."

5.  This year's theme is based on the issues that our doctors, healthcare system, and society are faced with in attempting to provide the best possible medical treatment and care to the elderly and terminally ill patients preparing for death. Possible paper topics may include: looking at the effectiveness of hospice or palliative care, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, etc.

6.  Your submission should also educate the reader objectively on the issue, demonstrate how the issue impacts society, and outline different perspectives on the issue.

7.  The paper should present your own informed perspective on the issue as well as discuss the issue's future implications if universally implemented.