Call for Proposals / Call for Abstracts
The 10th Annual
Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas, USA
May 19-22, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Natalia Washington (University of Utah)
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the interplay between human, ethical, social, cultural, and political values, on the one hand, and science, technology, engineering, and medical research and practice, on the other hand. We invite presentations that seek not only to understand how values and science have and do influence one another, but also how they must and should influence one another (as well as types of influence that should be avoided). The scope of this conference also includes presentations that explore the relationship between science and the public, the relationship between science and social justice, the interaction of science and cultural production, and historical perspectives on all of these topics. The VMST conference ultimately seeks to promote ethically responsible and socially beneficial scientific research and technological innovation, and critical reflection about and assessments of the influence of science, technology, and medicine on our values, culture, practices, and worldviews.
Proposals from any disciplinary or theoretical approach that addresses these themes are welcome, and interdisciplinary and socially engaged work is particularly of interest. In past years we have had presenters from the fields of philosophy, history, literary and cultural studies, and social studies of science, technology, and medicine; bioethics and environmental ethics; and ethics education, just to name a few. Any proposals that address the relations of values and science, technology, or medicine are welcome. Proposals might include, but are not limited to, topics such as the role of values in science, the role of science in policy and politics, public trust of science, public engagement with science and technology, ethics of research, design, or practice, ethics education for scientists and engineers, popular representations of science, or the influence of science, technology, and medicine over culture, values, human experience, the environment, religion, art, etc.
This year, in line with the expertise of our keynote speaker, we are particularly interested in individual and panel proposals that address issues of values, ethics, politics, and culture in psychiatry, clinical psychology, mental health, and cognitive science.
We invite submission of abstracts for traditional individual presentations (20 minutes), short-form presentations (such as lightning talks or poster session), panel proposals in a variety of formats including workshops and praxis-oriented sessions, and our dissertations-in-progress and books-in-progress feedback sessions. Proposals for traditional presentations that are not accepted in the main program will be automatically considered for presentation in a lightning talk or poster session.
For more information on submission types and instructions, please visit: https://values.utdallas.edu/2022-cfp/
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2022
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology is part of the School of Arts & Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. The Center’s mission is to understand, evaluate, and improve the ethical and cultural influences on and implications of science and technology. The VMST Conference is allied with the Consortium on Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE).