2023 CBS-SCB Workshop and Community Forum

An opportunity to reconnect!

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 28, 2022: Closing of Call for Workshop Abstracts

  • December 22, 2022: Completion of Peer Review of Abstracts

  • February 3, 2023: Notification of selected Workshop Abstracts

  • May15 – 18, 2023: CBS Workshop and Community Forum (Online)

EVENT OVERVIEW

During these last years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not had many opportunities to engage with members of our bioethics community about important issues facing our field. In the absence of an annual conference for 2023, the CBS-SCB Board is pleased to announce the launch of a Workshop and Community Forum to take place virtually from May 15-18, 2023. 

 

The Workshop and Community Forum will consist of peer-reviewed workshops, a highlighted Conversations in Canadian Bioethics event, the Annual Business Meeting, and opportunities for interaction and networking. There will also be many student-specific events. The goal of the Forum is to share knowledge and reflections on a variety of topics in our field and to provide opportunities for ongoing discussion and community-building.

 

Workshop abstract submissions are welcome in any area that advances the field of bioethics and that would benefit from in-depth discussion and idea-generation from a multi-disciplinary group of interested participants. 

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

The CBS-SCB would like to expressly extend an invitation to all those connected to health ethics to attend.. We welcome academics and scholars, students, health care leaders and providers, researchers, practising health care ethicists, those affected by or influencing the work of those above, and all other individuals with an interest in health ethics.

 

The CBS-SCB is committed to creating safe(r) and more inclusive spaces for members of under-represented groups and historically-oppressed groups, and encourages participants from diverse languages, racialized identities, cultures, sexes, genders, socioeconomic status, and abilities to submit workshop abstracts and attend the Forum. Our conversations will be richer and our work more successful by engaging a broad and comprehensive group of involved and interested participants. 

WORKSHOP FORMATS

This 2023 CBS-SCB Workshop and Community Forum is composed primarily of virtual workshops. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the CBS-SCB Abstract Review Committee. 

 

Workshop applicants are responsible for developing the content and method of the workshop, including the topic, facilitators, and agenda. For abstracts that are selected, facilitators will run the workshop during their designated time slot at the Forum.  Facilitators are also encouraged to promote their workshop within their own networks. 

 

The CBS-SCB will provide the online platform and technical support to host the selected workshops, coordinate registration for the workshops, collect the registration fees, and promote the workshops as part of the promotion of the Forum.

Open Workshop Session  

(3.5 hour, interactive discussion)

  • A 3.5 hour facilitated session involving discussion, audience engagement and/or group activity.

  • The primary goal of a workshop is not to share information, but to facilitate advancement of a topic through participation and discussion; at least 50% of the workshop time should be allocated for discussion.

  • The abstract submission must include: (1) the names and affiliations of all workshop facilitators; (2) a brief description of the workshop’s focus and purpose; (3) a draft agenda; and (4) the learning objectives for the participants.

  • Anyone is welcome to submit an abstract in the Open Workshop category, including students, individuals early in their careers, or more established members of the bioethics community. We encourage a mixture of facilitators in different stages of their careers. 

 Student Workshop Session 

(1 hour, interactive discussion)

  • A 1- hour facilitated session involving discussion, audience engagement and/or group activity; submissions should not be panel presentations or lecture format.

  • The primary goal of a workshop is not to share information, but to facilitate advancement of a topic through participation and discussion; at least 40% of the workshop time should be allocated for discussion or group activities. 

  • The abstract submission must include: (1) the names and affiliations of all workshop facilitators; (2) a brief description of the workshop’s focus and purpose; (3) a draft agenda, including examples of group activities or sections for audience engagement; and (4) the learning objectives for the participants.

  • For the Student Workshop sessions, all facilitators must be students. However, all event attendees are encouraged to attend these workshops, so the content should be relevant to a general audience.