About the Section on Bioethics

The Section on Bioethics was founded in 1988 and is dedicated to providing the general pediatrician and pediatric sub specialist with an understanding of the basic principles of bioethics and to help promote the importance of compassion, sensitivity, commitment, and high moral standards in the delivery of health care. In addition, the Section offers input to the AAP Board of Directors on bioethical issues and works with the AAP Committee on Bioethics to provide input to official Academy policy in this area.

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Bioethics Resident Curriculum: Case-Based Teaching Guides

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Bioethics and Committee on
Bioethics have together responded to the need for bioethics education in pediatric training programs. We have developed a case-based modular curriculum designed to function as a how-to resource for residency and fellowship training programs. These instructor guides are aimed at assisting pediatric faculty in helping trainees develop basic competencies in bioethics.

The full Bioethics Resident Curriculum is available for download here.

Individual curriculum modules are available for download here.

2016 William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence Nomination Form

Nominations are being sought for an award to recognize an individual impacting public discussion of ethical issues in pediatric medicine. The award will be presented to a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) or another individual who has made a significant contribution to the field.

Click here to download the form.

Click here to view previous award recipients.

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) 2016
October 22-25, 2016
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA

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Find out how to join the Section on Bioethics here

For additional information on the Section or their activities please contact AAP staff