Invitation & Program

Thank you for such a great Intensive Bioethics Course! The 2015 course is expected to be scheduled for Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th. We hope to see you next year!

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics warmly invites you to attend its 40th Intensive Bioethics Course, Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6, 2014, on the hilltop campus of Georgetown University in the heart of Washington DC.

For forty years, the IBC has been treasured as “a time apart” for deep reflection on issues we can’t always give the sustained attention they require in the frenetic pace of daily life. Each year beneath the flowering trees of Georgetown’s historic campus, a diverse cohort of doctors, nurses, dentists, policy-makers, hospital chaplains, lawyers, IRB panelists, and others come together to grapple with some of the most profound moral issues they confront in their work, guided by internationally-renowned bioethics scholars from the KIE and beyond.

The course revolves around plenary lectures on key principles of bioethics, followed by small group discussions led by an expert facilitator. One afternoon is devoted to lectures on ‘special topics’ such as feminist and religious perspectives on bioethics.

Find out for yourself why repeat participants and new attendees alike laud the IBC as “a life-changing experience,” “the best conference I have ever attended,” and “the ‘Academy Awards’ of bioethics.”

New for IBC40: a pre-session on clinical bioethics (fee $200) run by the KIE’s sister institute, the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.


CME Credits 26.5 Category 1

Designation Statement: The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.