First Bioethics Conference at Cedarville a Success

by Public Relations

Cedarville University hosted the Health Care Ethics Conference on Sept. 15–17. One participant anticipated a yearly event as he stated his pleasure to be at the University’s “first annual” bioethics conference.

“Our Health Ethics Conference was an exciting opportunity to begin a wider bioethics discussion in our community with pastors, church lay volunteers, doctors, nurses, social workers and our own students,” said Dennis Sullivan, M.D., director of the Center for Bioethics. “The work of the conference was much more than presentations by experts in medical ethics; it was also an opportunity for all of the participants to learn how Christian ethical principles apply in daily life.”

Senior psychology major Dylan Black attended Dr. Chris Hook’s presentations on the history of eugenics and the human re-engineering project. “It was great to hear an overview on a topic that isn’t talked about very much and to hear about the cutting edge of medical procedures that are meant to help the sick and injured but can be misused,” says Black. He believes the insights he gained at the conference sessions will advance both his studies and his future career as a counselor.

In attendance at the conference were pastors, social workers, pharmacists, nurses and students from several disciplines.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at