Foundations of Bioethics (4-Day Program)

This annual four-day program is scheduled for June 11-14, 2019

This program is intended for those who are interested in ethics as it relates to the clinical setting, research, policy, and law as well as the history and theories of bioethics. Topics will be explored through lectures, case studies, and small-group break-out sessions. Attendees will include undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals. To discuss whether the program is a good fit for you, contact Lori Bruce, Program Director, at bioethics@Yale.edu.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this four-day program, participants will be able to answer:

  • What is bioethics, and what is ethical theory?
  • What are the main principles, concepts, and common terms in bioethics?
  • What methods, frameworks, and arguments are commonly used in bioethics?
  • What are the most pressing issues in bioethics today (in research, law & policy, clinical ethics, and more)?
  • How might I utilize bioethics in my career?

Program Schedule

Please click here to view the 2018 Foundations Program; the 2019 program will be quite similar.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits (ACCMEs) will be provided upon request.

Location

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Cost

This 4-day program is $600 for students, $800 for young professionals, and $1,200 for advanced professionals.

This cost is limited to the program events.  Transportation, accommodations, and meals are additional.  

Registration

To request a slot, email Lori Bruce at bioethics@Yale.edu with a short summary (3-5 sentences) of your interest in the program and your current position.  

Payment 

Full payment of the program fee is due 30 days after receiving a letter of acceptance. 

Payment information is available here

Withdrawal Policy

Registrants who pay, then withdraw from the program, are subject to the following refund schedule:
  • 75% of the program fee is refunded if withdrawal notification is received before April 15 (6 weeks before the program’s start date); 
  • 50% of the program fee is refunded if withdrawal notification is received between April 15th and May 11th.
  • After May 11th, no refund can be offered.

Planning Your Visit

Accommodations

The program will be held within 4 blocks of the Bioethics Center (238 Prospect St, New Haven, CT).
Short-term housing options include small, local inns as well as hotels.  Some frequently used options include:

The Oden House (formerly Farnam Guest House)

http://www.odenhouse.org/

The Omni Hotel

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/new-haven-yale

The Study

www.studyatyale.com

The Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hvndt-courtyard-new-haven-at-yale

Amadeus

Short-term weekly rentals.

http://www.amadeuscenter.com/guesthouse.html  

Travel to Yale

Information about the closest airports, along with ideas about how to travel to/from Yale, is located here:

https://your.yale.edu/administrative-services/travel-relocation-fleet/travel/air-travel/airport-shuttle

Meals

Meals are not provided in the Foundations program.  The following options are located close to the Bioethics Center.

Breakfast, lunch, and coffee is available at the KBT Café. They only accept credit cards. See their website: https://hospitality.yale.edu/retail/kbt-cafe

Lunch is often “at the carts” where many local vendors sell Ethiopian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and other types of meals.  This is a cash-only option, located near Yale’s Ingalls Rink. 

Abundant dinner options are available in downtown New Haven.

Parking

There are a variety of options for parking, including fairly numerous street parking spots. The most reliable option is the Lock Street Garage at Yale Health, which is a pay-to-park indoor garage two blocks from the Center. To learn more about other parking options in New Haven, visit https://parknewhaven.com.

Continuing Education Credits

Up to 22.75 ACCMEs may be earned, based on days of attendance. 

Accreditation: All segments of this program have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., and The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University.  The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Each daily segment is designated a maximum number AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Disclosure: The speakers and the members of the Planning Committee do not have any commercial or financial interest which would bias the presentation. 

Tuesday, June 11th:

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Wednesday, June 12th:

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Thursday, June 13th:

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.   

Friday, June 14th:

The John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., is has designated this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should only claim credit for actual participation.