National Health Ethics Week: November 5 – 11, 2023

Friday, November 10, 1  –  4 pm EST:

CBS-SCB Workshop:

Writing about bioethics for public audiences

A workshop to build skills in writing about bioethics issues for the public through various media.

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The Canadian Bioethics Society-Société canadienne de bioéthique (CBS-SCB) is providing a unique opportunity to explore skills and strategies for writing and publishing about bioethics issues for public audiences.

The Workshop

Workshop faciliator, Dr. Eric Mathison, will cover the following topics:

  • Choosing article topics and timing
  • Proposing (“pitching”) articles to editors
  • Writing an Op-Ed
  • Publishing in other media (blogs, social media)
  • Challenges/rewards of writing for the public

The Details

The event will last 2 hours and will include didactic and interactive components. Participants will have an opportunity for further mentorship on specific projects following the workshop.

The session will be conducted in English over Zoom. Participants will be provided with a Zoom link by email prior to the event.

About Eric:

Eric Mathison, PhD HEC-C, is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a clinical ethicist. He researches assisted dying, coercion, and the goals of medicine. Eric writes about bioethics for the public through his newsletter, Value Judgments, and he has written opinion articles for The Globe and Mail and other Canadian media.

Tickets are available now – get yours here!

Tuesday, November 7, 1  – 2:30 pm EST:

What is Health Ethics Week?

An event that is in rapid expansion, the annual National Health Ethics Week is a time Canadian health institutions, schools and universities, research and clinical ethics committees, healthcare professionals, community organizations, businesses, and members of the general public set aside to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics that affect Canadians.

The goal of National Health Ethics Week is specifically to:

  • Encourage the planning and organising of events across the country to raise awareness and promote dialogue about healthcare and research ethics issues facing our communities;
  • Facilitate networking between individuals interested in clinical and research ethics;
  • Provide greater visibility for the services offered by the Canadian research and clinical ethics community, including research ethics boards and clinical ethics committees;
  • Offer an opportunity for Canadians to get engaged in discussions that have important policy-making implications in the health arena.

By taking part in the National Health Ethics Week, you are showing a commitment to ethical decision-making and will be helping to open lines of communication with others in your community. We are pleased that you will be joining us for Canada’s next National Health Ethics Week!