Arizona Bioethics Network

Creating a space to explore ethical issues and share knowledge and skills across an extended network.

Arizona Bioethics Network

Creating a space to explore ethical issues and share knowledge and skills across an extended network.

Our Current Focus

Provide ethics resources with particular attention to those affecting Arizonans.

Foster the work and use of ethics committees in health care and biomedical research settings.

Focus on the role of leadership, preventive ethics, and conflict management in ethical decision-making.


Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) is dedicated to increasing the understanding of bioethical issues. ABN provides access to resources, offers educational programs, and provides networking opportunities with the goal of improving the health and quality of life for individuals and across communities.


Innovation – Explore change and creatively engage with dynamic bioethical challenges

Integrity – Commit to honest and inclusive principles of practice in the care of individuals and communities

Quality – Deliver leading edge programs and services

Collaboration – Create a network to enhance collaboration within the community

Inclusion – Provide opportunities on a broad spectrum to enhance perspective with regard for the diversity of constituencies we serve


ABN hosts a monthly webinar series addressing a wide variety of topics in bioethics and health law. These webinars are free and take place on the third Wednesday of every month.

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Recent shortages of pharmaceuticals have caused physicians, pharmacists, and patients to make tough decisions. Dr. Summer Peregrin leads us in a discussion of the effects of drug shortages on patient care from the perspective of the hospital pharmacist.

Dr. Peregrin is a clinical pharmacist with Dignity Health and has previously taught at the School of Pharmacy at University of Arizona, Creighton, and Midwestern University.

Arizona Bioethics Network is hosting its 11th Annual Conference on September 17, 2022. 

The presenters will be examining “Making Space:  Ethics and Neurodiversity.” This includes a historical look at the place of neurodiversity in medicine, the ethics in the diagnosis, treatment, search for genetic cause, and how the search for treatment may make parents or patients vulnerable to ineffective treatments. 

Some of the questions will be: what is the lived experience for a person who is neurodiverse? What do they need from their medical provider? 

This conference can be a hybrid event and held in lieu of our September webinar.

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We are an independent 501c3 organization and we couldn’t make it without support from our members and the organizations that have given us in-kind donations. Please consider making a donation.

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