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. To learn more about the Section on Bioethics click here.

11th Annual Pediatrics Ethics Essay Contest
The contest is open to all medical students and pediatricians (including pediatric subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists). Those who are in residency or fellowship, or who have completed training within the last 5 years, are especially encouraged to submit entries. Individuals who currently serve on the AAP Committee on Bioethics or the AAP Section on Bioethics Executive Committee are not eligible for the essay contest. Submissions must be received no later than October 28, 2016.

2017 William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence

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. The award recipient will receive a plaque, honorarium, and reimbursement for expenses to attend the Section on Bioethics program at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition and will be asked to briefly address the members of the Section at the time of the award presentation. To submit a nominee, please use the nomination form. To be considered for the 2017 award, nominations and supporting materials must be received by October 3, 2016.

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.

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

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

To view the full list click here.

Find out how to join the Section on Bioethics here

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





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