Welcome to IBC 44

Join us at Georgetown University on June 4-6, 2020, for the 44th annual Intensive Bioethics Course (IBC). This world-famous course offers stimulating plenary lectures by eminent scholars and clinicians, followed by in-depth small-group discussions led by expert facilitators.

The IBC was relaunched in 2019 following a review of how best it can cater to the needs and interests of healthcare professionals, and others wishing to deepen their understanding of bioethics, in the 21st century. The updated course is a collaborative venture between the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the university’s Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB), reflecting the course’s greater emphasis on clinical bioethics. IBC43 attracted a capacity audience and generated glowing feedback from participants.

IBC 44 will, again, provide an immersive, intensive experience in a compact three-day format. Day 1 (led by experts from the KIE) will explore ethical theory, including core ethical principles and issues in global bioethics. Day 2 (led by experts from the PCCB) will focus on key issues and challenges in clinical bioethics. Day 3 will address selected contemporary and emerging bioethical issues.  The course will retain its ever-popular small-group discussion sessions that explore the issues raised by the plenary talks.

We look forward to welcoming you to the historic campus of Georgetown University in the nation’s capital as we pursue, in a congenial and conversational environment, our commitment to top-quality professional education in bioethics.

Registration for IBC 44 can be found here. Sign up now for the early bird rate!

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