Call for Workshop Abstracts

2023 CBS-SCB Workshop and Community Forum

May 15-18, 2023

An opportunity to reconnect!

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 12, 2022: Opening of Call for Workshop Abstracts

  • 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 and submit workshop abstracts. 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. 

 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS

 

General Instructions

  • Maximum word lengths for Workshop submissions are 1000 words for the Open Workshop category and 500 words for the Student Workshop category. 

  • Submissions should include a brief description of the workshop, including its focus and purpose, and an agenda.

  • Abstracts may be submitted in French or English. Unless otherwise indicated, the language of submission will be assumed to be the language of presentation. 

  • The applicant will be the main contact person. The applicant may also be a facilitator. All those who will be facilitating the workshop at the Forum must be listed in the appropriate field on the abstract submission form..  

  • All facilitators for the Student Workshop submission must be students. Students may also submit in the Open Workshop category.

  • For the purpose of Student Workshop submissions and facilitators, a student is defined as: a) a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree; b) a person whose primary occupation is as a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

  • Please review your abstract to ensure it is completely accurate. If it is chosen, it will be published as it was submitted. 

  • Conflicts of interests (for example: grants, consultation, memberships in advisory boards, etc.) and financing sources must be disclosed.

  • On the abstract submission form, applicants will be asked to identify three substantive questions that a participant could pose after attending their workshop. This information will be publicized in order to provide participants with a brief insight into the content of the workshop.

  • Applicants must identify the general subject area of bioethics being addressed. This information may be used by the CSB-SCB Abstract Review Committee to ensure a broad representation of topics, and for scheduling and promotional purposes. 

  • General Subject Areas:

    • Academic Ethics 

    • Clinical and Organizational Ethics 

    • Ethics and Education

    • Professional Development in Ethics

    • Public Health and Global Health Ethics

    • Quality Improvement, Program Evaluation and Ethics

    • Research Ethics

    • Other (please specify)

Notes for Accepted Abstracts

  • For the Student Workshops, proof of studentship will be required for all facilitators upon abstract acceptance. Proof may be provided in the form of a document from the learning institution or by identifying the name and contact information for an individual from the learning institution who can confirm the individual’s student status.

  • Facilitators chosen for workshop presentations must register for their own workshop and pay the associated fees.  Facilitators who are current members of the CBS-SCB will have the registration fees for their workshop waived.

  • In order to promote the bilingual character of the CBS-SCB, facilitators who are able to present in both official languages are strongly encouraged to do so, either by adapting their slide presentation for both languages or by indicating that they can answer questions in both official languages.

  • Note that simultaneous interpretation will be offered in the Conversation in Canadian Bioethics event only, not in the workshops or networking sessions.

  • Workshop facilitators are encouraged to circulate any material in advance to aid with accessibility.

  • Conflicts of interests (for example: grants, consultation, memberships in advisory boards, etc.) and financing sources must be disclosed during the workshop presentation.