UFFL Life and Learning Conference 2024

Thirty-fourth Annual Conference
"Life and Learning XXXIV"

Biotechnology at the Beginning and End of Life

Coming June 7-8, 2024
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN


Registration details are available online.

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Dorm rooms will be available; Best nearby hotels are either near Mall of America and the airport or at downtown St. Paul (University is halfway between).

Kenote Speakers

"Gerrymandering the Meaning of Death: Why 'Dead Enough' is Not Good Enough"

Christopher A. Decock, M.D. Pediatric Neurology & Epileptologist, Observer for the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on Revising the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) and Pediatric Clerkship Director for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

"Euthanasia Coming to a Nursing Home Near You"

Sister Deidre Byrne, M.D. Retired U.S. Army Colonel (Family Medicine & General Surgery); Washington D.C. mother superior of the Little Workers of the Sacred Heart.

Specialty Panels:

- Issues in Law at the Beginning and End of Life
- Is a Viable Brain Death Criterion Possible?

Other panels TBA


Smith Award Lecture

"Language, Vulnerable Populations, and the Pro-Life Movement"

Charles Camosy, Ph.D. Professor of Medical Humanities at Creighton University School of Medicine and the Msgr. Curran Fellowship Chair in Moral Theology at St. Joseph Seminary in New York.


Call For Proposals

Please consider submitting an abstract for our upcoming conference at the University of St Thomas. Abstracts on Legal, political, cultural, philosophical, spiritual, psychological, social, biological, medical, historical, and economic analyses of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia as well as prolife remedies and pedagogies are welcome as always.

Deadline for Priority Consideration of Abstracts is May 6, 2024
All proposals should be one page (maximum) including the proposed paperís working title, full contact information and a brief abstract. Email proposals to Dr. Bernadette Ward Waterman at [email protected]. Excellent conference papers are eligible for publication in our peer-reviewed proceedings, Journal of Life and Learning. For more information see www.uffl.org.

New members are most welcome and can join online.