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Third PhilInBioMed Meeting Pittsburgh USA

13 November 2022 - 14 November 2022

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November 13th-14th, 2022

Pittsburgh (United States of America)

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Commonwealth Room

 

The third Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) Network Meeting took place in-person in Pittsburgh on November 13 and 14, 2022. The event immediately followed the conclusion of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Meeting in Pittsburgh (November 10-13, 2022).

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Schedule

 


Program and list of speakers

(in italics, the speaker presenting)

Plenary speaker

Jerome Wakefield (School of Medicine, New York University, USA), “The Loss of Sadness and the Pathologization of Grief: Challenges at the Intersection of Conceptual Analysis and Psychiatric Epidemiology”

 

Invited speakers

Invited duet: Paul Griffiths (Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia) and David Raubenheimer (School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia)

Invited duet: Sandy Mitchell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Angela Gronenborn (Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Invited duet: Jim Woodward (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Ken Kendler (Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)

Four accompagnying documents: Kendler & Woodward, slides of the talk on ‘Polygene Risk Scores: A Philosophical Exploration’; Kendler & Woodward, paper ‘Top-down causation in psychiatric disorders: a clinical-philosophical inquiry’; Woodward, Reflections on collaboration with Kendler; Kendler, Reflections on collaboration with Woodward.

 

Selected speakers

Full-Length 

Jonathan Sholl & David Raubenheimer, The challenge of integrating evidence in nutrition: tools from philosophy and science.

Ina Jäntgen, How to measure effect sizes for rational decision-making.

Arjun Devanesan, Pregnancy: a test case for theories of immunology.

Alan Love, Ingo Brigandt, Cristina Villegas, Laura Nuño de la Rosa, and Günter Wagner, Conceptual roles of evolvability across evolutionary biology: between diversity and unification.

Richard Sung and Bennett Holman, Against evidentiary pluralism in medicine.

Gaëlle Pontarotti, and Francesca Merlin, Thinking about the environment in health studies: from exposome to pathogenic niche.

Pamela Reinagel and Alan Love, Nonstatistical inductive inference in experimental biology.

Sabina Leonelli and Nathanael Sheehan, COVID-19 Data representativeness versus actionability: an avoidable trade-off?

 

Flash talks

Aja Watkins and Marina DiMarco, Sex eliminativism.

Karin Tybjerg and Sarah Yvonnet, Physiological or anatomical: new approaches to diabetes and cancer.

Sophia Crüwell, Reframing the replication crisis as a crisis of inference.

Simon Okholm, A Longer healthspan from fewer calories or fewer proteins: does nutritional geometry provide the answer?

Devora Shapiro and Robert Wilson, A unique methodological approach for uncovering sub-populations in patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

Jan Pieter Konsman, Homeostasis within and between biological systems and systems biology.


Registration

Registration is free. To register, please complete the following form.


Conference COVID Policies

Please follow CDC guidelines, including those for isolation if you have COVID-19 or are exposed (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html), for travel (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html) and for mitigation (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html). For the health of attendees who are medically vulnerable or who care for those who are medically vulnerable, the use of facemasks is always encouraged when possible.


Housing

The conference hotel is sold out during the meeting. You can book a nearby hotel using the following website: https://reservations.arestravel.com/hotel/list/16545/m577


Organizing committee

Richard Creath (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)

Michael Dietrich (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Maël Lemoine (ImmunoConcept, UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux; IHPST, CNRS & University Paris 1, France)

Jane Maienschein (Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University, USA)

Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux; IHPST, CNRS & University Paris 1, France)

 


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 Scientific Committee

Jonathan Fuller (Co-chair) (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Lucie Laplane (Co-chair) (IHPST, CNRS & University Paris 1; Institut Gustave Roussy, France)

Anouk Barberousse (Sorbonne University, France)

Richard Creath (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA)

Michael Dietrich (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Sara Green (Section for History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Paul Griffiths (Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia)

Matt Haber (Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, USA)

Maël Lemoine (ImmunoConcept, UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux, IHPST, CNRS & University Paris 1, France)

Sabina Leonelli (Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences, UK)

Jane Maienschein (Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University, USA)

Kate MacCord (Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University, USA)

Anya Plutynski (Department of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Thomas Pradeu (ImmunoConcept, UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux; IHPST, CNRS & University Paris 1, France)

Joan Roughgarden (Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA)

Isabella Sarto-Jackson (KLI Vienna, Austria)

Jacob Stegenga (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK)

 


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Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Jon Fuller (JPF53@pitt.edu) and Lucie Laplane (lucie.laplane@univ-paris1.fr).

 


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Sponsors

The conference is generously funded by: The James S. McDonnell Foundation and Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University; the Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Network; the International Research Network, CNRS; the Region Nouvelle Aquitaine (France); and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.

 


Call for abstracts (closed)

The program committee welcomes abstracts for contributed full-length talks (30 min, including 10 min Q&A) as well as flash talks (5-10 min) by scientists and philosophers on any subject combining biological or medical science with a conceptual or philosophical approach in such a way that the resulting paper makes an important contribution from both a scientific and a philosophical point of view. Talks that result from collaboration among philosophers and scientists are especially welcome.

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The deadline for abstract submissions is 22 April 2022.

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Abstracts should be 500 words max.

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Authors must remove all identifying information from their title and abstract. Please indicate in your abstract whether you are applying to give a full-length talk, flash talk, or either. If an author indicates ‘either’, then the committee will first consider their abstract for a full-length talk; if the abstract is not selected for a full-length talk, it will then be considered for a flash talk.

The program committee aims to notify authors of the result of their submission by the end of May 2022. The conference may have limited funding to help defray the cost of travel for postdoctoral fellow and student presenters.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pibm3

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13 November 2022
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14 November 2022
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