Special Interest Sections (SIS)

APPE sponsors many opportunities for advancing research and professional practice through Special Interest Sections. These interest sections put you in touch with international leaders in your field that are developing and implementing practical ethics programs in all areas of business, education and the professions. Special Interest Sections also organize program sessions at the Annual Conference, and engage members in ongoing communication and collaboration throughout the year.

Currently, APPE facilitates and supports special interest sections for those with particular interests in the following areas:

Health Ethics

The Health Ethics Special Interest Section engages members interested in ethical challenges related to health and health care. These issues arise in biomedical research, clinical practice, healthcare policy, public health, and the life sciences. This inherently interdisciplinary SIS reaches across many areas of scholarship and professional practice in biotechnology, medicine, nursing, politics, law, religion, and philosophy, among others.

Business Ethics

The Business Ethics Interest Group (BEIG) focuses on perennial and emerging issues in regional, national, and international business ethics.

Engineering, Science and Technology Ethics

The mission of the APPE’s special interest group on STEM ethics is to promote excellence in teaching and research at the intersection of science, engineering, technology and ethics, share resources and best practices for academics and practitioners, and foster regional, national, and international collaboration in the field.

Journalism and Media Ethics

Description coming soon.

Research Ethics

The mission of the APPE’s special interest group on Research Integrity/RCR is to foster excellence in teaching and research on the responsible conduct of research, encourage the sharing of resources and best practices, and promote action based on regional, national, and international collaboration in the field
New Special Interest Sections are being developed in the following areas:

  • Action Research Ethics
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Social Work Ethics

To be added to any of the Special Interest Sections, please complete the online form located on our e-commerce portal.  The Special Interest Sections are a benefit of Membership in the Association and are free to join.  The portal simply processes your information to send to the APPE Office.  Please, contact the APPE Office for additional information at: contact@appe-ethics.org or (765) 658-5015