Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mississippi Philosophical
Association
Medical Ethics Conference

Where: The University of Mississippi Medical Center
, in Jackson, MS
When: November 20th – 22nd, 2008
Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2008

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Sharon Douglas (M.D.), Assoc. Professor of Medicine and Asst. Dean for VA Education
, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Ethics
, Certified in Healthcare Ethics, teaching ethics to medical students
, specialist in Pulmonary Medicine, and Trainer on End‐
of‐Life Care.

Dr. Carl Elliott (M.D., Ph.D.), Professor, Center for Bioethics and Department of Pediatrics
, University of Minnesota Medical School, and Department of Philosophy
, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Gregory E. Pence (Ph.D.), Professor, Department of Philosophy and School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
, Director of the UAB Medical School’s Medical Ethics Course
, and Director of the UAB BS/MD Program.


This academic year, the Mississippi Philosophical Association will meet in November
, rather than in the spring. The conference theme is Medical Ethics
, but papers from any area of philosophy will be considered. We will offer awards of $250 each for the two strongest papers by students (undergraduate or graduate)
, as well as $100 travel grants for each presenter coming from out of town (except for student award winners).

Papers submitted for the conference should be prepared for blind review
, with no identifying markings in the text of the paper. We are only accepting emailed submissions. In the subject line of your emails about the conference
, please type MPA. In the text of your email
, please include the name of your paper, an approximate word count
, and if interested, your eligibility and request to be considered for the graduate student awards (Reminder: all traveling presenters will be offered the travel grants
, except the student award winners). Papers should be no longer than 3
,000 words.


Email your submissions to the Program Chair, or call with questions:

Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, Public Policy Leadership, U. of Mississippi
, 662.915.1336, etweber@olemiss.edu

The conference organizers are grateful for the generous support of the Mississippi Humanities Council
, the Departments of Philosophy at the Millsaps College
, The University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University
, and the University of Mississippi, as well as the University of Mississippi’s School of Medicine
, Departments of Public Policy Leadership and Political Science
, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, College of Liberal Arts
, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Office of the Provost.

Conference Web site: http://www.olemiss.edu/orgs/mpa/conferences.htm


Dr. Steven C. Skultety
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Bryant Hall, Rm. 020
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848
(662)915-1239 (office)
(662)915-7020 (secretary)
website: www.olemiss.edu/depts/philosophy/skultety.html

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