The 8th 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 17-20, 2018

Conference Information

Keynote Speaker

Conference Description

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the interplay between human, ethical, 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). Finally, we are ultimately interested in promoting ethically responsible and socially beneficial scientific research and technological innovation, and critical reflection about the influence of science, technology, and medicine on our values, culture, practices, and worldview.

Two pre-conference workshops will take place prior to the Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference:

Conference attendees are encouraged to attend and participate in these workshops. Submissions to the workshops and the conference will be considered separately.

Program Committee:

  • Matthew J. Brown, Organizer, UT Dallas
  • Magdalena Grohman, Co-Organizer, UT Dallas
  • Ben Almassi (Governors State University)
  • Tiffany Anderson (Youngstown State University)
  • Robyn Bluhm (Michigan State University)
  • Sharon Crasnow (Norco College)
  • Nicolette Gable (William and Mary)
  • Nicholas Gans (UT Dallas)
  • Nora Hangel (Indiana University Bloomington)
  • Joyce Havstad (Oakland University)
  • Gil Hersch (Virginia Tech)
  • Daniel Hicks (UC Davis)
  • Bennett Holman (Yonsei University)
  • Eric Martin (Baylor University)
  • Daniel McKaughan (Boston College)
  • Nicolae Morar (University of Oregon)
  • Claudia Murphy (Independent Scholar)
  • Matthew Shindell (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Catherine Womack (Bridgewater State University)


All conference locations will be wheelchair accessible. Further accessibility information is TBD, depending on available campus facilities. Feedback is welcome at <>, or you may email the conference ombuds at <>.

About the Center

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).

by Matthew J. Brown - February 18, 2018