CFP: Bioethics/Health Care

FAB 2008 Congress, Call for Panel and Paper Abstracts
We cordially invite proposals for panels and papers. The Congress theme is “Voice, Power and Responsibility in Health Care”. Papers on any topic in feminist bioethics are welcome, although the plenary sessions will be devoted to the Congress theme.

This theme should be interpreted broadly. Examples of topics include but are not restricted to:

· Health care challenges for members of marginalized groups;

· Imperialism in international health research;

· Power relations among health professionals and within the profession of bioethics;

· Concepts of ‘personal responsibility’ in public health discourse;

· Power and knowledge in reproductive medicine;

· Surrogate decision-making in non-traditional families;

· Disability perspectives on voice, power and responsibility.

Abstracts should be 350-400 words, and be accompanied by both a descriptive title for the paper proposed and 2-3 keywords. Individual papers accepted for presentation will be allotted a maximum of 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. Please provide enough detail about your argument for reviewers to be able to assess your proposal from the abstract.

To submit an abstract or a plenary paper for consideration, please fill out the submission form and e-mail the form and your submission, saved as .doc or .pdf, to . This e-mail address should only be used for communications concerning submissions, and not for general conference or FAB inquiries.

There is the opportunity for one or two submitted papers to be selected for plenary presentations. If you wish your paper to be considered for a plenary, please submit the full paper and indicate that you seek review for a plenary.

Publications from Congress

Vol II, no.2 of IJFAB will be based on the conference proceedings. All papers whose abstracts are accepted for the conference will be eligible for inclusion. Once abstracts are accepted, they will be forwarded to the editorial staff of IJFAB, which will follow up with authors in having them submit a paper. Authors will have sufficient time after the conference to make revisions. Any author who does not wish to have their paper reviewed for inclusion in IJFAB should indicate this when submitting the abstract. Please note that, all other things being equal, preference will be given to those submissions that are available for inclusion in IJFAB­.

Support for new researchers

We encourage submissions from early career researchers. Dr Angela Ballantyne has offered to provide support and mentoring for early career researchers. If you are such a researcher and would like feedback on your abstract before submitting it, please contact Angela directly (from 1 September 2007) at