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August 3, 2010

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

NEJM (Volume 363, Number 4, July 22, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Efficacy of Gene Therapy for X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency” by Salima Hacein-Bey-Albina and Others
  • “Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem-Cell Models for Long QT Syndrome” by A. Moretti and Others

New Issue of Journal of Medical Ethics is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (Volume 36, Number 8, August 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Acceptability of Offering Financial Incentives to Achieve Medication Adherence in Patients with Severe Mental Illness: A Focus Group Study” by Stefan Priebe, Julia Sinclair, Alexandra Burton, Stamatina Marougka, John Larsen, Mike Firn, and Richard Ashcroft
  • “End-of-Life Decisions as Bedside Rationing: An Ethical Analysis of Life Support Restrictions in an Indian Neonatal Unit” by I. Miljeteig, K.A. Johansson, S.A. Sayeed, and O.F. Norheim
  • “Defending Human Enhancement Technologies:Unveiling Normativity” by Immaculada de Melo-Martin
  • “Normative Consent and Presumed Consent for Organ Donation: A Critique” by Michael Potts, Joseph L. Verheijde, Mohamed Y. Rady, and David W. Evans
  • “Between the Needy and the Greedy: The Quest for a Just and Fair Ethics of Clinical Research” by Volnei Garrafa, Jan Helge Solbakk, Susana Vidal, and Claudio Lorenzo

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

NEJM (Volume 363, Number 5, July 29, 2010) is now available.

Articles Include:

  • “Buying Health Care, the Individual Mandate, and the Constitution” by Sara Rosenbaum and Jonathan Gruber
  • “The Renaissance in HIV Vaccine Development – Future Directions” by Wayne C. Koff and Seth F. Berkley
  • “Don’t Mess with the DSMB” by Jeffrey M. Drazen and Alastair J.J. Wood

July 28, 2010

Event: 19th International Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Symposia

19th International Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Symposia
Ethics of Invasive Brain Testing: Limits and Responsibilities

Cleveland, OH
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Symposium Organizer – Paul Ford, PhD

Clinicians and researchers are faced with ethically intricate challenges with the continued advancement of invasive technologies for monitoring and testing brain functioning. These technologies allow us to localize seizure foci, map functional areas, and explore therapeutic stimulation with applications to epilepsy, tumors, neurodegenerative diseases, and psychiatric disorders. These tests are performed on patients who become unusually vulnerable to power differences and manipulation. We have great potential to manipulate a person’s cognition, mood, or mind through these processes. We need to have clear reasons and justifications for choosing:


•  Which technologies we use
•  Which patients we use them on
•  How we use them on patients
•  What research questions we tackle
•  How we tackle those research projects


Threaded through these challenges are deeply held value convictions about justice, professionalism, and responsibility. Please feel free to visit http://www.ccf.org/neuroethics and click on NeuroEthics Symposia for more information.

Call for Abstracts: 3rd National Bioethics Conference – Submission deadline: July 31, 2010

The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics NATIONAL BIOETHICS CONFERENCE, 2010

Venue: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Date: 17-20 November 2010
Theme: Governance of healthcare – ethics, equity and justice

Call for abstracts

The scientific committee of the Third Indian Journal of Medical Ethics National Bioethics Conference (NBC-3) seeks abstracts of papers, and proposals for holding workshops, on topics relevant to bioethics. These must be in line with the conference theme: “Governance of healthcare-ethics, equity and justice.”

The NBC provides a space for researchers, clinicians, ethics committee members, students, teachers and activists to build a productive dialogue on governance in healthcare. Over the four days of the conference, participants will listen to plenary speakers giving overviews on important issues; present papers and posters on their own work and share their experiences; engage in discussions, and participate in workshops for skills building, information sharing and development of guidelines. Please visit http://nbc3.ijme.in/ for information on the conference, fellowships, registration and abstract submissions.

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 July 2010

July 13, 2010

New Issue of Nature Medicine is Now Available

Nature Medicine (Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Legalese Creates Consent ‘Conundrum’ in Clinical Trials” by Elie Dolgin
  • “FDA Strengthens its Stance Against Unethical Researchers” by Roxanne Palmer
  • “Gene Test Kit Oversight Could Prove a Mixed Blessing for Research” by Megan Scudellari
  • “Researchers Knock Down Gene to Stop HIV in its Tracks” by Janelle Weaver
  • “Tech Teams Try to Curate Genetic Data for Future Use” by Cassandra Willyard
  • “The Inverse of Immunity” by Elie Dolgin
  • “The Delay in Sharing Research Data is Costing Lives” by Josh Sommer

New Issue of Nature Biotechnology is Now Available

Nature Biotechnology (Volume 28, Issue 7, July 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Genetic Testing Clamp Down” by Malorye Allison
  • “Industrial Biotech to Boom?” by Daniel Grushkin
  • “Sequencing Firms vie for Diagnostics Market, Tiptoe Round Patents” by Michael Eisenstein
  • “Recent Patent Applications in Stem Cells”

July 6, 2010

2010 AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference-”New York’s 2010 Family Health Care Decisions Act and Its Impact at the Hospitalized Patient’s Bedside”

November 19, 2010 at The Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York

The 2010 AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference is a conference in which keynote speakers, guest faculty and conference participants gather at the Alden March Bioethics Institute in Albany, New York, for a full day of engaging discussions and breakout sessions revolving around a single theme. This year’s theme explores the new Family Health Care Decisions Act and its impact at the hospitalized patient’s bedside.

The target audience for this conference includes: institutional ethics committee members, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains, hospice staff, case managers, lawyers, healthcare facility administrators, and others interested in healthcare decision making.

Keynote Speakers: Robert N. Swidler, MA, JD, Alicial Oullette, JD, and Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD

The registration fee is $100. Registration for Albany Medical School students and alumni and Albany Law School students is half-price.

June 30, 2010

New Issue of Harvard Theological Review is Now Available

Harvard Theological Review (Volume 103, Issue 03, July 2010) is now available.

Articles Include:

  • “Reintegrating Care for the Dying, Body and Soul” by Michael J. Balboni and Tracy A. Balboni

New Issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association is Now Available

JAMA (Volume 303, Number 24, June 23, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Health Care Reform-A Historic Moment in US Social Policy” by Elenora E. Connors and Lawrence O. Gostin
  • “Genomic Analysis of Mental Illness: A Changing Landscape” by Jon McClellan and Mary-Claire King
  • “Down Syndrome-New Prospects for an Ancient Disorder” by Stewart L. Einfeld and Rebecca Brown
  • “Surgical Care Improvement: Should Performance Measures have Performance Measures” by Mary T. Hawn
  • Book Review: “The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice” by Robert M. Veatch

New Issue of Nature is Now Available

Nature (Volume 465, Number 7301, June 24, 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • Editorial: “A Pandemic of Hindsight?”
  • “Strange Lesions after Stem-Cell Therapy” by David Cyranoski
  • “Human Genome at Ten: Science after the Sequence” by Declan Butler

June 29, 2010

New Issue of The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics is Now Available

Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (Volume 38, Issue 2, Summer 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • “Embryo Stem Cell Research: Ten Years of Controversy” by John A. Robertson
  • “Why Scientific Details Are Important When Novel Technologies Encounter Law, Politics, and Ethics” by Lawrence Goldstein
  • “Old and New Ethics in the Stem Cell Debate” by Richard M. Doerflinger
  • “Creating Embryos for Use in Stem Cell Research” by Dan W. Brock
  • “Resolving Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Clinical Trials: The Example of Parkinson Disease” by Bernard Lo and Lindsay Parham
  • “Allowing Innovative Stem Cell-Based Therapies Outside of Clinical Trials: Ethical and Policy Challenges” by Insoo Hyun
  • Stem Cell Research and Economic Promises” by Timothy Caulfield
  • “Diagnosing Consciousness: Neuroimaging, Law, and the Vegetative State” by Carl E. Fisher and Paul S. Appelbaum
  • “Damage Control: Unintended Pregnancy in the United States Military” by Kathryn L. Ponder and Melissa Nothnagle
  • “Teaching Health Law: Teaching Law and Medicine on the Interdisciplinary Cutting Edge: Assisted Reproductive Technologies” by Susan B. Apel
  • “Recent Case Developments in Health Law” by Kate Wevers

New Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is Now Available

NEJM (Volume 362, Number 25, June 24, 2010) is now available.

Articles Include:

  • “Buying Health Care, the Individual Mandate, and the Constitution” by Sara Rosenbaum and Jonathan Gruber
  • “Is Computed Tomography Safe?” by Rebecca Smith-Bindman
  • “The Uncritical Use of High-Tech Medical Imaging” by Bruce J. Hillman and Jeff C. Goldsmith

Extraordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), Paris, France (28-30 June 2010)

The members of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology will convene in Extraordinary Session at UNESCO headquarters in Paris (Room XI, Fontenoy Building) on 28-30 June, 2010.

COMEST is an advisory body and forum of reflection composed of 18 independent experts and 11 ex officio representatives of international scientific bodies. The Commission is mandated to formulate ethical principles that could provide decision-makers with criteria than go beyond economics.

The agenda will focus on environmental ethics with an emphasis on ethical principles in relation to climate change, an interim report on which will be adopted at the Session. In addition, questions concerning the ethics of science, nanotechnologies, and converging technologies will be an integral part of the programme.

The session will be open to the public with the exception of the morning of the 28 June and the afternoon of 30 June. Advance registration, which is free of charge, is required for persons wishing to attend the Session.

Contact
John Crowley
COMEST Secretariat
UNESCO
1 rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 38 28
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 24
E-mails: comest@unesco.org

Website: http://www.unesco.org/shs/ethics

New Issue of Nature Neuroscience is Now Available

Nature Neuroscience (Volume 13, Issue 7, July 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles Include:

  • Editorial: “Culture Clash on Consent”
  • “Genome-Wide Association Studies: The Key to Unlocking Neurodegeneration?” by Sonia Gandhi and Nicholas W. Wood
  • “What Can Pluripotent Stem Cells Teach Us About Neurodegenerative Diseases?” by Hynek Wichterle and Serge Przedborski

June 16, 2010

New Issue of Journal of the American Medical Association is Now Available

JAMA (Volume 303, Number 23, June 16, 2010) is now available by subscription only

Articles Include:

  • “Managing Financial Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research” by Sally J. Rockey and Francis S. Collins
  • “Quality of Care-How Good is Good Enough?” by Harold C. Sox and Sheldon Greenfield 

Book and Media Reviews Include:

  • “Vital Conflicts in Medical Ethics: A Virtue Approach to Craniotomy and Tubal Pregnancies” by Ruth Townsend

 

New Issue of Bioethics is Now Available

Bioethics (Volume 24, Issue 6, July 2010) is now available by subscription only

Articles Include:

  • “Publication Ethics and the Ghost Management of Medical Publications” by Sergio Sismondo and Mathieu Doucet
  • “Elective Twin Reductions: Evidence and Ethics” by Leah McClimans
  • “A Study of Bioethical Knowledge and Perceptions in Korea” by Young-Joon Park, Sujin Kim, Aeree Kim, Seung-Yeon Ha, Young-Mee Lee, Bong-Kyung Shin, Hyun-Joo Lee, Soojin Park and Han-Kyeom Kim

June 15, 2010

New Issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering is Now Available

Annals of Biomedical Engineering (Volume 38, Number 7, July 2010) is now available by subscription only

Articles Include:

  • “Are We Studying What Matters? Health Priorities and NIH-Funded Biomedical Engineering Research” by Jessica B. Rubin, A. David Paltiel and W. Mark Saltzman

New Issue of New Blackfriars is Now Available

New Blackfriars (Volume 91, Issue 1034, July 2010) is now available by subscription only

Articles Include:

  • “Public Reason in Bioethics” by Nicholas Tonti-Filippini

New Issue of Nursing Philosophy is Now Available

Nursing Philosophy (Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2010) is now available by subscription only

Articles Include:

  • “Scepticism About the Virtue Ethics Approach to Nursing Ethics” by Stephen Holland
  • “Reflection on Moral Maturity in a Nurse’s Caring Practice: A Critical Perspective” by Jane Sumner
  • “Is the Doctrine of Double Effect Irrelevant in End-of-Life Decision Making?” by Peter Allmark, Mark Cobb, B. Jane Liddle, and Angela Mary Tod
  • Book Review: “Conflicts of Care: Hospital Ethics Committees in the USA and Germany” by John S. Drummond

June 8, 2010

New Issue of Nature Biotechnology is Now Available

Nature Biotechnology (Volume 28, Issue 6 June 2010) is now available by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Relief Over Stem Cell Lines” by Jeffrey L. Fox
  • “Obama Appoints Bioethics Panel to Offer Practical Advice” by Jeffrey L. Fox
  • “Scalable Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture” by Larry A. Couture

 

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