Conference Schedule



Friday, April 4th:

11 a.m. Registration begins

11:45-12:45 p.m. Lunch served in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers

12:45-1:25 p.m. Paper Session #1 – Regents Hall

Allan Acria, Doral College, “The Edge of the Right to Die: An Ethical Analysis of Physician Assisted Suicide on Healthy Populations”

Kaycee Williams, Indiana University, “Providing a Peaceful Way to Die: The Right to Self-Determination”

1:30-2:30 p.m. Paper Session #2 – Regents Hall

Alexandra Simpson, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “The Morals of Electronic Health Records”

Anjalie Wagle, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “An Analysis of the Modern Obesity Narrative”

Paul Kubicki, Loyola University Chicago, “’What It Feels Like for a Girl’: A Problem with the Liberal Argument for Paid Surrogacy”

Coffee Break: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Paper Session #3 – Regents Hall

Nonie Arora, Duke University, “Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby: The Contraception Mandate Controversy”

David Miller, Florida State University, “The Ethics of Hospital Regulations on Vaginal Births After Cesarean Sections”

Aditi Jani and Kevin Jiang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “Outdoing the Miracle of Birth: Modern Neonatal Intensive Care and the Costs Behind It”

 4:00-5:00 p.m. Paper Session #4 – Regents Hall

Ruchita Pendse, University of Pennsylvania, “Pharmaceutical Ethics: A Unique Case of Corporate Social Responsibility”

Blair Rothrock, Indiana University, “Creating a Market for Organs in the United States: Can we Ethically Proceed with Development?”

Aileen Jong, University of Alabama at Birmingham, “Harm Reduction in Dental Ethics: The Teeth Project”

5:30 p.m. Keynote Welcome and Opening Remarks – Regents Hall

Dr. Mark Kuczewski

Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago

Past President, Amerian Society for Bioethics and Humanities

5:40 p.m. Introduction of Mr. T. R. Reid

Graham Hale, Loyola University Chicago (Class of 2014)

5:45 p.m. Keynote Address: T.R. Reid, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”

7:00 p.m. Reception

Evening free to dine out and explore downtown Chicago


Saturday, April 5th: Bioethics Bowl Competition – Corboy Law Center

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.  Judge / Moderator Training and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Coffee tea, etc. available in Kasbeer Room for Coaches and Teams

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Coaches and Team Plenary Session – Kasbeer Room

9:00 am – 10:15 a.m.  Match 1

10:25 – 11:40 a.m.  Match 2

11:40 – 12:55 p.m.  Lunch

1:05 – 2:20 p.m. Match 3

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.  Match 4

3:45 p.m. Coffee Break in Kasbeer Room

4:10 p.m. Semi-finalists are announced

4:25 – 5:40 p.m.  Semi-final Match (Corboy Law Center, Rooms 105 and 106)

5:50 – 7:05 p.m. Final Match (Kasbeer Room), followed by awards ceremony

7:15 – 8:45 p.m.  Pizza dinner and Bioethics Bowl slam (Kasbeer Room)


Sunday, April 6th:

8:30-9:30 a.m. Bioethics Bowl Coaches’ breakfast. Pick up continental breakfast and meet in Corboy Law Center, Room 602)

8:30-9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast in Kasbeer Room, Corboy Law Center)

9:30-10:30 a.m. Paper Session #5 (Corboy Law Center, Room L14)

Giovanni Menale   “Justice and Mandated Vaccinations: Should Those Giving the Shot have to Get the Shot?”

Brynna Paulukaitis, University of Alabama, Birmingham, “Providing the Best Medical Care to Religious Patients”

Jessica Kriksciun, UCLA, “Exploring Competence: A Guide to Approaching Patient Decision-Making”

10:30-11:30 a.m. Paper Session #6 (Corboy Law Center, Room L14)

Robert E. Geary, Bridgewater State University, “Human Bodily Materials: The Case for Directing Usage”

Hannah Lahey and Courtney Meyer, Lehigh University, “Jail Cells: Should Prisoners be Allowed to Donate Their Organs?”

Danielle Sin, Lehigh University, “Medical Service Trips: Are we even helping?”

 11:30-12:10 p.m. Paper Session #7 (Corboy Law Center, Room L14)

Joseph Davidson, University of Denver, “Body, Brain and Bioethics: A Neuroscientific Account of Health-Related Quality of Life”

Ameen Barghi and Kevin Shrestha, University of Alabama, Birmingham, “”An Ethical Analysis of ADHD Diagnoses and their Respective Social Standards and Implications.”

Lunch following in Kasbeer Room and End of Conference













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