Foundations of Bioethics (4-Day Program)

2021 Program 

January 15, 2021

We are delighted to announce we will be offering our 4-day Foundations of Bioethics program from June 29 - July 2, 2021.  This program will be virtual and will offer live programming and online discussions. Our faculty are well-versed in providing virtual programming and delighted to engage with you this summer.  The program will contain our signature programming which provides an overview of ethical theory, case-based learning, history of bioethics, and also materials addressing our most pressing global challenges, from dilemmas at the patient’s bedside to climate change.  

We very much hope to return to in-person learning in 2022. 

We know that many of you (along with our alumni and faculty) are still in the trenches of the coronavirus response. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts daily. 

Wishing you health and safety in the days to come,

Lori Bruce, MA, MBE, HEC-C

Director, Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
Co-Director, Adult Ethics Committee, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Chair, Community Bioethics Forum, Yale School of Medicine

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The Foundations Program

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 graduate students, professionals, and undergraduate students. Recent attendees include physicians, legal scholars, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and professors from Japan, China, Serbia, Canada, the US, Turkey, and 20 other countries, along with students from Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil, and so forth. Our audience tends to include clinicians, students, philosophers, chaplains, attorneys, public health officials, and anthropoligists.  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)?

Program Schedule

Please click here for our 2019 program; our 2021 program will be posted in early March. 

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits (ACCMEs) will not be provided in 2021.

Location

the 2021 program will be virtual. Live events will be offered between 9 am and 5 pm ET. 

Cost

Rates for the 2021 program are still being established. 

Registration

To request a slot, email us at bioethics@Yale.edu with a short summary (3-5 sentences) of your interest in the program and your current position.  The 2021 program will be more limited in size than our usual in-person offering.

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

When the program returns to campus in 2022, 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

For 2022 planning purposes, 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 mostly 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. Parking on Prospect St. is available through meters at $1.50/hour, all day long; you can pay via credit card or coins/dollar fills and you can feed the meter for a full day. Another option is the Lock Street Garage at Yale Health, which is a pay-to-park indoor garage four blocks from the location. To learn more about other parking options in New Haven, visit https://parknewhaven.com.

Continuing Education Credits

For 2022 and beyond, up to 22.75 ACCMEs may be earned, based on days of attendance. 

2022 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.   

2022 Disclosure: The speakers and the members of the Planning Committee do not have any commercial or financial interest which would bias the presentation. 

Day 1:

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.   

Day 2:

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.   

Day 3:

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.   

Day 4:

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.  

Previous Years

Our 2018 program is available here; our 2019 program is available here.