Presentation

Academic

  • 2019 ~ ”Serving through Healing: A Faith-based Pre-Health Conference” April 13th, 2019 “Choosing Life or Death for the Man Without A Face: A Case Study from the Hospital Ethics Committee” (04/2019)

Other

  • 2019 ~ “Bridges to Peace: Ethics, Justice and Women in Ministry” April 13th, 2019 “The Veil of Ignorance: Recognizing Women’s Inequality in the Church (04/2019)

Research

  • “The Art of Ethics: 6th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation” May 11-14, 2010, Portland, Oregon “Navigating International Law and Criminal Prosecution in the Quest for a Savior Sibling” “Sallekhana: The Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide in the Jain Religious Community, Oral Presentation” (05/2010)
  • “13th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC)” May 25-27, 2017,  Singapore “A Mother’s Benevolent Deception: One Mother’s Request to Keep her 16-year-old HIV Positive Son Ignorant of His Medical Status” (09/2016 - 05/2017)
  • “The 2013 International Jain Conference: Women’s Perspectives in the Dharma Traditions (and beyond)” August 23-24, 2013 “Sallekhana in America: A Case Study of One Jain Woman’s Decision to Take the Vow of Sallekhana in Texas” (08/2013)
  • “The 2012 Claremont International Jain Conference:  Bioethics: Religious and Spiritual Approaches”  August 24-25, 2012 “Sallekhana: The Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide in the Jain Religious Community and the Ramifications of its Practice for Future Generations; An Updated Examination, Oral Presentation”   (08/2012)
  • “Parliament of the World’s Religions” October 15-19, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah “Death without Destruction:  Sallekhana as an eco-friendly end of life ritual.” (08/2015 - 10/2015)
  • 2009 ~ “Australasian Bioethics Association & Australia and New Zealand Institute of Health Law & Ethics Conference”, July 9-12, 2009, Queenstown, New Zealand “Dakhmenashini: The Current Legal, Ethical and Theological Conflict over the Zoroastrian Community's Disposal of the Dead in Mumbai, India” (07/2009)
  • 2008 ~ “World Congress of Bioethics”, September 3-8, 2008, Rijeka, Croatia.  Hosted by the School of Medicine, University of Rijeka & The Republic of Croatia Untouchable Organs: The Ethics and Law of Organ Transplantation Involving Inmates in the Unites States Prison System, Oral Presentation Sallekhana: The Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide in the Jain Religious Community, Oral Presentation           Exploitation versus Overprotection: The Laws and Ethics of Savior Siblings in the Unites States and the European Union, Poster Presentation (09/2008)
  • “Setting an Ethical Agenda for Health Promotion”, September 18-20, 2007.  Ghent, Belgium.  Hosted by the Institute for Law, Ethics & Society; The Department of Public Health at Ghent University “The Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide”, Oral Presentation “The Evolution of the Public Health Professional: From Promoting Personal Hygiene to Mediating Religious Differences”, Oral Presentation (09/2007)
  • The Seventh Annual Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education Meeting” July 3-5, 2017, Paris, France “The Ethics of Healthcare in the American Prison System: Crime and Recidivism Incentivized by the Promise of Healthcare” (09/2007 - 07/2017)
  • “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Chair in Bioethics Conference: Today in the Mirror of Future Generations”, February 12, 2007.  Eilat, Israel.  “The Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide” (02/2007)
  • Loma Linda University Grand Rounds Health and Faith Forum October 11, 2006, Loma Linda, California “Sacred Suicide: Rules, Rituals and Rationale of Sallekhana Among the Jain Communities of Northern India” (10/2006)
  • “American Academy of Religion Annual Conference” November 23-26, 2013,  Baltimore, Maryland The First Amendment vs. The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Case Study from an American University in which a Muslim Student Challenges the Presence of a Fellow Student’s Service Dog in the Classroom on Religious Grounds. (09/2009 - 11/2013)
  • “4th Annual Conference on Medicine & Religion” March 6-8, 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts “Sallekhana in West Texas: One Jain Woman's Quest to Find Ancient Meaning in a Modern Death” (07/2012 - 03/2015)
  • “6th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion” March 24-26, 2017,  Houston, Texas "Religious, Legal and Social Implications of the Use of Reproductive Material of the Dead: A Case Study"  (03/2017)
  • 2017 ~ “American Society for Bioethics & the Humanities Annual Meeting” October 19-22, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri “Presumed Consent to Procreate: The Ethical Use of Sperm Harvested Posthumously from a Minor “A Mother’s Benevolent Deception: One Mother’s Request to Keep her 16-year-old HIV Positive Son Ignorant of His Medical Status” (10/2017)
  • 2018 ~ “Seattle Children’s Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference” July 20-21, 2018, Seattle, Washington “Drawing the Line Between Religious Freedom and Mental Capacity to Make Religiously Based Medical Decisions for a Minor” Co-presenter: Dr. Grace Oei-Chan (07/2018)
  • 2019 ~ “American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting” November, 23-26, 2019,  San Diego, California “Moment of Reckoning: A Panel Discussion on Religiously Based End of Life Decisions”   (11/2019)
  • "A Smile in the Mail: Ethical Concerns Regarding Safe Treatment in the Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontics Industry" Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Sunday, October 18, 2020.  (10/2020)