CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Inaugural International Conference on Education in Ethics

May  1-3, 2012, Pittsburgh, USA


This conference is organized by the International Association for Education in Ethics (IAEE) and the Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. The aims of IAEE are (a) to enhance and expand the teaching of ethics at national, regional and internationals levels, (b) to exchange and analyze experiences with the teaching of ethics in various educational settings, (c) to promote the development of knowledge and methods of ethics education, and (d) to function as a global centre of contact for experts in this field, and to promote contacts between members from countries around the world.

The program of the conference includes plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) before December 1, 2011. The Conference Program Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation.

Please send abstract by email to: Professor Henk ten Have, Secretary of IAEE, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. Email:

Abstracts in English are invited for the following sessions on ethics education worldwide focused on athletics and ethics, bioethics, biotechnology ethics, business ethics, communication ethics, education ethics, engineering ethics, environmental ethics, ethics and biological sciences, ethics and law, medical and dental ethics, nursing ethics, pharmacy ethics, philosophical ethics, religious ethics, social sciences and ethics.

Structure your abstract using the following headings:

  • contact details of the author(s) (Family name, initials, institution/university, city, country, email)
  • abstract title
  • keywords
  • area of applied ethics (e.g. bioethics, ethics and law)
  • abstract body text
    • background of the topic
    • aim/purpose
    • methods and/or philosophical perspective
    • results, outcomes and implications
    • conclusion
  • audio/visual equipment needed

After review, you will be informed by email whether your abstract has been accepted. Selected abstract can be orally presented (maximum 20 minutes). Selected abstracts will be published in the conference materials.