2019 Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference
his interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the interplay between human, ethical, social, cultural, and political values, on the one hand, and science, technology, engineering, and medical research and practice, on the other hand. We invite presentations that seek not only to understand how values and science have and do influence one another, but also how they must and should influence one another (as well as types of influence that should be avoided). From this background, presentations that explore the relationship between science and the public and the relationship between science and social justice are also welcome. Finally, this conference ultimately seeks to promoting ethically responsible and socially beneficial scientific research and technological innovation, and critical reflection about the influence of science, technology, and medicine on our values, culture, practices, and worldviews.
Proposals from any disciplinary or theoretical approach that addresses these themes are welcome, and interdisciplinary and socially engaged work is particularly of interest.
SRPoiSE Plenary Session: The 10th Anniversary of Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal by Heather Douglas
A discussion of the impacts of the book over the last 10 years and what the next 10 years holds for discussions of values in science, broadly construed.
Any proposals that address the relations of values and science, technology, or medicine are welcome. Proposals might include, but are not limited to, topics such as the role of values in science, the role of science in policy and politics, public trust of science, public interest science and technology, ethics of research, design, or practice, ethics education for scientists and engineers, or the influence of science, technology, and medicine over culture, values, human experience, the environment, religion, art, etc.
We seek proposals from any disciplinary or theoretical approach that addresses these themes and are especially interested in interdisciplinary and socially engaged work. In past years we have had presenters from the fields of philosophy, history, literary and cultural studies, and social studies of science and technology; bioethics and environmental ethics; and ethics education, just to name a few.
We invite submission of abstracts for traditional individual presentations (20 minutes), short-form presentations (such as lightning talks or poster session), panel proposals in a variety of formats including workshops and praxis-oriented sessions, and our dissertations-in-progress and books-in-progress feedback sessions. Proposals for traditional presentations that are not accepted in the main program will be automatically considered for presentation in a lightning talk or poster session. Panel proposals should not be merely individual talks loosely grouped around a shared theme, but should have compelling reason to be considered as a whole; otherwise, they should be submitted separately.
Proposals for individual presentations should include a 250-300 word abstract. Panel proposals should include a 250-300 word abstract describing the panel as a whole, and should attach a 1-2 page document with abstracts for individual presentations or description of panel format and the contributions of each presenter. Submissions for books- and dissertations-in-progress sessions should include a 250-300 word abstract of the project and attach a 1-2 page document with additional information such as state of completion, timeline, outline, etc.