The 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) was held in Houston from October 22-25, 2015, and McGovern Center faculty and staff held prominent roles throughout the conference.

Drs. Thomas Cole and Woods Nash, alongside adjunct faculty Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, participated in the panel “Patterns of Connection: Creative Conversations between Bioethics and the Humanities.”

Dr. Nash presented with three students of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration: Matthew Marget, Amberly Orr, and Aline Cenoz. Their panel was entitled “A Creative Model for Humanities and Ethics throughout Undergraduate Medical Education.” The students did an excellent job highlighting their experiences in the concentration and their artwork.

Dr. Nathan Carlin participated in a panel: “The Uses of Pastoral Theology for Bioethics.”

Dr. Keisha Ray gave a paper entitled “Not Just ‘Study Drugs’ for the Rich: Stimulants as Moral Tools for Creating Opportunities for Socially Disadvantaged Students.”

Finally, Sylvia Villarreal, M.Ed., M.P.H., presented with three residents who participated in the Sacred Vocation Program: Shilpa Dass, M.D., Ahmed Salahudeen, M.D., and Blaine Kenaa, M.D. Their panel was called “Nurturing Healers: A Unique Program Encouraging Reflection Among Residents.”