Welcome to The Association of Bioethics Program Directors

The Association of Bioethics Program Directors (ABPD) represents the leadership of approximately 100 academic bioethics programs across North America. The ABPD exists to serve the needs of bioethics programs and their directors. The Association’s work helps to foster the development and success of bioethics programs housed in academic institutions, by creating information of use to program directors, acting as a clearinghouse for information, and hosting conversations among peers about issues that are important for those in leadership positions.

Virtual Spring Meeting – March 27, 2023 – 11:00 AM-4:00 PM EST


ABPD Statement on Bioethics Guidance for the Post-Dobbs Landscape


ABPD Statement on Violence, COVID, and Structural Racism in American Society.


ABPD Statement on COVID 19 Vaccine Mandates


Letter to President Biden requesting Presidential Bioethics Commission


Presidential Task Force on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Bioethics


Walk the Talk Workshop Summary of Suggestions