About Us

Who We Are

With roots extending back to 1911, ASLME is a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics. Our members come together to examine big health questions with far-reaching social ramifications . like genetic testing and research, medical record privacy, end-of-life decisions, and the dynamics of informed consent. We believe our greatest strength is our multidisciplinary focus. This creates a dynamic forum to exchange ideas from a wide range of perspectives, to:

  • Protect public health
  • Reduce racial, ethnic, and economic health disparities
  • Promote patient safety and quality of care
  • Facilitate dialogue on emerging biomedical science and research

We publish two nationally acclaimed peer reviewed journals: the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Journal of Law & Medicine. We sponsor conferences and webinars, many of which offer continuing education credits, on the key issues of the day. And we connect teaching professionals across North America for the exchange of ideas, classroom materials, and curricula. Our efforts have earned awards from industry groups such as Growth House and the Oncology Nursing Society. It all adds up to vital and diverse community, asking important questions and finding insightful answers for the benefit of our members, our professions – and the culture at large. Please join us!

Our Staff

Our History

In the year 1911
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