The Ethics of Hope

The 6th Annual Adventist Bioethics Conference will be hosted by AdventHealth on the campus of AdventHealth University, 671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803.

This conference for leaders in Adventist healthcare is designed to:

  1. Address current issues in clinical ethics
  2. Foster a vibrant network of leaders in bioethics
  3. Consider theological bases for ethics in Adventist health systems
  4. Clarify ethical understanding between the church and its health systems

Who should attend?

  • Ethics committee members
  • Healthcare executives
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Hospital chaplains
  • Church leaders
  • Ethics professors
  • Healthcare attorneys
  • Anyone interested in healthcare ethics

Featured Speakers:

Patrick T. Smith, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics,
Duke University Divinity School

Director of Bioethics Program,
Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences,
Duke University School of Medicine

Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University

Dr. Smith has specific academic interests in the areas of bioethics, social ethics, Black Church studies, and philosophical theology. His work and service in bioethics and social ethics has spanned academic, professional, community, and ecclesial spaces.

Ted Hamilton, MD

Chief Mission Integration Officer
Senior Vice President Mission & Ministry

Dr. Hamilton is dedicated to working with hospital and physician leaders to build healing cultures within hospitals and healing relationships among healthcare providers.

G. Alexander Bryant, DMin

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Bryant will address the relationship between the Adventist health systems and the church and how they serve together to transform communities in times of uncertainty by offering a voice of hope.