Dr. Alissa Swota, Director of UNF's Florida Blue Center for Ethics, greets attendees at Jacksonville conference. 


Jacksonville Pediatric Bioethics Conference Draws Record Attendance

More than 300 people attended the Eighth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference in Jacksonville, apparently constituting the largest program of its type in the country. 

The November 6 event, a partnership of Wolfson Children's Hospital, the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, featured sessions on end-of-life care, futility, spirituality and decision making, moral distress and childhood immunization. 

The Jacksonville program has grown steadily since its inception nearly a decade ago. There is apparently no larger accredited conference in pediatric bioethics. 

Partners also include the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Florida Blue Center for Ethics, Community Hospice, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, Nemours, and the UNF Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies. 

To view the program, please click here.


Medical Humanities

The Florida Bioethics Network is helping to coordinate a statewide initiative to address ethics and the humanities in medical education.

Statewide efforts were launched at a special meeting in Tampa and hosted by the University of South Florida.

Learn More

Save the Date!

January 25, 2016, Tallahassee: Fifth Annual Health Law Continuing Education Conference

April 8, 2016, Miami: See last year's brochure


Purchase the Guidelines

The Florida Bioethics Network's Guidelines for Ethics Committees is a must-have resource for institutions and individuals with a serious commitment to bioethics.

Learn More


Site suggestions are welcome. Please send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bioethics in Florida
A new collection of resources on end-of-life care and other issues, links to applicable laws and other tools.

Bioethics Resources on the Web
The National Institutes of Health's Bioethics Resources site provides a compilation of links on topics including human subjects and animal research, institutional review boards, clinical ethics, international research ethics issues, genetics, and neuroethics.

EthicShare's site contains a comprehensive collection of ethics resources including searchable research materials, group discussions, current news articles, and upcoming events, focusing on bioethics. The project is led by the University of Minnesota.

Ethics Updates
Resources and updates on current ethics literature, both popular and professional. Intended for use by ethics instructors and their students. Maintained by the Values Institute at the University of San Diego.

Florida’s Ethics Programs
The nation’s third most populous state hosts a number of academic and other ethics programs, most of which emphasize educational activities and services.

Become a Member

Start enjoying the benefits of membership today!

Join FBN online and receive access to the newly revised "Guidelines for Ethics Committees" as well as the FBN Listserv.

Collaborate with and learn from colleagues around the state.

Members are also eligible for free or reduced tuition at important conferences.

Join Now

Login Form