Event Schedule

8 am – 3 pm

Ethics Center Directors Summit: Working Within and Across Universities

The 2022 APPE Pre-Conference Ethics Center Directors Summit will focus on two main topics: working internally across one’s own university and working externally across different universities. On the former, we will begin with a panel discussion and Q&A, hearing from speakers who have had success in their Centers working with different units across their university, followed by guided roundtable discussions to further the conversation. In the second half of the Summit, we will focus on how we can work together across our universities to further the success of our Centers. We will begin with a roundtable discussion to solicit ideas and agenda items with the goal of seeing real progress on working together across our universities. The organizers will then gather the feedback and turn the group’s attention to a working meeting, so that we may leave the summit with action items in hand to further these opportunities.

Breakfast and lunch is included. Registration is required.

8:30 am – 4 pm

APPE RISE® Pre-Conference Symposium

The COVID pandemic has exposed the importance of trust in science as an institution. This year’s Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (RISE) Symposium will consider the numerous structural factors that are critical for building cultures of responsible research. These structural factors may contain organizational, professional, social, political, cultural, and practical features. This all day workshop will include individual presentations and panel discussions from research integrity scholars and educators. We will also hold a panel discussion with representatives of the federal research integrity agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Office of Human Subject Research Protection, and the Office of Research Integrity.

Meals on your own. Registration is required.

9 am – Noon

Society, Culture, and Value: Ethical Decision Making During a Global Pandemic


Ethical decision making during a global pandemic requires individuals and organizations to navigate a complex and evolving environment that consists of multiple stakeholders with different mandates, agenda, plans and priorities. The issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic are multidisciplinary and require an ability to synthesize and integrate all these factors and their relationships.

This 3-hour workshop provides a framework for ethical public health policy development, which includes: the dynamic nature of the public health policy arena, the factors that influence decision makers, as well as an understanding that values and lived experience are vital inputs during the decision making process.

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Annual Conference Opening and Plenary Speaker

Dr. Kim TallBear will present via Zoom.
Title: Indigenous Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Decolonization in Science

Scientific research, technology, and related policy are performed within our society that is structured at its foundations by hierarchical, Eurocentric, and colonial narratives and worldviews. No one is exempt from such influence, including scientists, engineers, and other disciplinarians. Dr. TallBear highlights colonial assumptions and practices, and resistance to those ideas in several research case studies drawn from biological and environmental sciences. She also highlights a program that helps train Indigenous
genome scientists in order to increase the benefit of genome research for Indigenous peoples. Dr. TallBear provides those within and beyond the university an analytical framework to understand the relationships between “equity and inclusion,” “reconciliation,”; and “decolonization” in order to help us envision possibilities and concrete steps for science and technology to aid decolonization.

Sponsored by Northern Plains Ethics Institute

5:30 – 7 pm

Corporate Ethics Bowl or Mentoring Session

Back by popular demand! You can choose one to attend.

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Opening Reception

Light appetizers and refreshments

7:30 – 8:30 am

First Timers and International Attendees Breakfast

Welcome first-time conference attendees and our international attendees with a special breakfast. Registration required.

8:30 – 10 am

Concurrent Session 1


10:10 – 11:10 am

Concurrent session 2


11:10 – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent session 3


12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch with Authors / Roundtable Discussions

Registration required.

Law, Government & Military Ethics: SIS Meeting

Featured speaker: Pauline Shanks Kaurin
Title: Thinking about Obedience for Citizens and the Military

Contact Kevin Cutright if you would like to attend this session virtually.

1:45 – 2:45 pm


Dr. S. Matthew Liao
Ethics of AI and Health Care: Towards a Substantive Human Rights Framework

There is enormous interest in using artificial intelligence (AI) in health care contexts. But before AI can be used in such settings, we need to make sure that AI researchers and organizations follow appropriate ethical frameworks and guidelines when developing these technologies. In recent years, a great number of ethical frameworks for AI have been proposed. However, these frameworks have tended to be abstract and not explain what grounds and justifies their recommendations and how one should use these recommendations in practice. In this presentation, Matthew shall propose an AI ethics framework that is grounded in substantive, human rights theory and one that can help us address these questions.

2:45 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 4:15 pm

Concurrent session 4


4:25 – 5:25 pm

Concurrent session 5


5:30 – 6:30 pm

Authors reception / Posters

5:30 – 7:30 pm

30 + 1 (31st) Anniversary Reception

Join us for a celebratory reception celebrating 31 years of APPE. Cash bar.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Concurrent session 6


9:40 – 10:40 am

Concurrent session 7


10:40 – 11 am


11 am – Noon

Concurrent session 8


12:15 – 1:15 pm

Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Join us for lunch and to recognize the recipients of our four conference awards. Registration required.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Concurrent session 9


2:30 – 3 pm


3 – 4:30 pm

Concurrent session 10


4:45 – 6 pm

RISE/NSF Project Reception

By invitation only.

7 – 10 pm

APPE IEB® Nationals: First Round (Virtual)

9 am – 6 pm

APPE IEB® Nationals (Virtual)

9 am – 5 pm

APPE RISE® Post-Conference Symposium

By invitation only.